5 old school gadgets that deserve a comeback

Gadget Show SonyHey, remember the Walkman? The cassette player was the must-have item for music lovers in the ’80s and ’90s, long before the iPod spun its first clickwheel.

It’s been a vestige of a long-gone era, along with VCRs and car phones — but now, Sony has dug the Walkman out of the closet and updated it for 2015.

At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company unveiled a digital Walkman aimed at the high-end user who wants top-notch sound quality.

And those users will have to pay for it, too: The neo-Walkman costs a whopping $1,100 (that would buy you so many cassettes!). But the pull from the nostalgia pile got us thinking: What other products from the ’80s and ’90s do we want to see return for the modern age? Here, five gadgets begging for a 2015 update:  More

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