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20 Absolutely Awesome Electronics From The '80s

"Electronic products ate through the decade like a Pac-Man gone wild," said the Los Angeles Times - and with good reason. The '80s saw the public fall in love with VCRs, personal stereos, answering machines, pagers and other gadgets... the work of which can now be managed by the phone in your pocket. Take a look back to 1987 here, courtesy The Good Guys & retro site Click Americana.

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5. Shoot video with your own camcorder

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You know those static-y, low-res clips on "America's Funniest Home Videos" with the huge date graphic in the corner? These are the kinds of cameras that made it all possible.

7. Ooh - a cellular telephone... for your car!

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What are those clunky things at the bottom of the page? Oh yeah -- they're cellular telephones! The distant ancestors of our smartphones cost a fortune, weighed several pounds, and had cords.

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