(Pocket-lint) – In many ways, the 1980s seemed like a simpler time. There were no social media; no smartphones – in fact, there were few mobile phones at all. We didn’t live our lives online and your boss couldn’t get hold of you at all hours of the day.
Yet that’s not to say it was an analogue era of slow progress, far from it. The gadgets, games consoles, watches, and electronic toys of almost forty years ago paved the way for the advanced technology we enjoy today.
We have a lot to thank those 80s engineers for and to celebrate their achievements, we’ve handpicked the best 80s gadgets to make you feel all nostalgic.
Nintendo Entertainment System
Another iconic Japanese import of the 1980s was the Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES.
A remodelled version of the company’s Family Computer, or Famicom, the 8-bit NES