10 Pieces Of Vintage Technology We Couldn’t Wait To Have

Remember when you wondered about the kinds of gadgets that would be available when you grew up? Well, they’re here. Thanks to 2 in 1 devices powered by Intel, it’s time to look back and appreciate the next big thing.

1. A Tamagotchi

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If you didn’t have a handheld robotic pet in your life, how were you ever going to convince your parents that you were responsible enough to take care of a real animal?

2. A calculator watch

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It’s a watch AND a calculator. And you had to have it because you never knew when you’d need to figure out a complicated equation on your wrist.

3. A tape-to-MP3 converter

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Finally! A device to transfer all those tapes and CDs you had lying around to your MP3 player. How much did you miss listening to that one Vitamin C song?

4. A PDA

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It was like coming out of the dark ages and into the Jetsons era when you got your hands on a PDA. REVOLUTIONARY.

5. A VCR/DVD combo

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The ultimate transitioning tool that could do twice the work. You were stuck with half of your movies on VHS and were slowly changing over to DVDs; you needed this puppy in your life.

6. A CD burner

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Mixtapes for days.

7. A digital camera of your very own

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Knowing you’d be able to take a million MySpace bathroom selfies, without worrying your film would run out, felt like having a magical lamp filled with endless wishes.

8. A universal remote

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Sick of having 30 remotes strewn across the living room? This was the solution that merged everything together into one jumbo package.

9. A video game console

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You never forget your first love.

10. A DeLorean

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All you wanted to do was gun it to 88mph and go back to the future.

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