If you came of age in the ’80 then beside the memories of our bad hair you must also remember your first answering machine (why could my parents not get the concept), our BIG, gigantic, cell phones and the portable Walkmen. We thought we were so cutting edge!

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80s computer equipment
­Do you remember having a walkman and watching VHS?

If you lived through the 1980s, then you know it was an amazing decade. It seemed like every month some cool new technology came onto the market. Many of the most popular consumer products today made their mark in the 1980s.

To see just how much happened in this decade, here are a dozen technologies that became popular in the 1980s:

  • Personal computers
  • Graphical user interface
  • CDs
  • Walkmans
  • VCRs
  • Camcorders
  • Video game consoles
  • Cable television
  • Answering machines
  • Cell phones
  • Portable phones
  • Fax machines


Get started with the first technology gadget from the 1980s on the next page.

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  1. I remember the dual analog dials on my little TV. Now I have a 52" flat plasma screen and mobile TV on my phone courtesy of DISH Network’s employee program. I used to think that I liked COMCAST, but after feeling disappointed with the service I switched to satellite. I am so glad I did, you can too at dish.com.

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