Vintage gadgets on display in NYC

Vintage gadgets on display in NYC

Summary: From the Blickensderfer Portable Typewriter to the Apple Tablet Prototype and every Dyson G-Force Vacuum and Polaroid Land Camera in between, the temporary Gizmodo gallery installation at Reed Annex in New York was the place to see vintage gadget milestones alongside the newest technology of today.


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  • Aiptek V10 PMP Pico Projector: This battery-powered mini projector plays movies from an SD card, using an LED to project a picture up to 50 inches on the wall without burning your hand. One day, cellphones will have one of these.

    Carbon Butterfly RC Plane: This remote-controlled airplane is lighter than a piece of notebook paper thanks to lightweight balsa, carbon fiber and Swiss-made gears.

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  • In the fall of 1947, the chemist Edwin Land brought a few dozen new cameras and a pile of film to Boston's Jordan Marsh department store to demonstrate the instant photography system he'd developed.

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  • Red One Movie Camera: A digital movie-making revolution and a future-proof modular platform, this 10-lb. digital video camera shoots pristine 4K resolution movies with its 12 million-pixel "ultra hi-def" sensor.

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