What was the first 'awesome' device that you owned

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    Mine was the Nintendo NES...Mid 80's some time...I could not believe the resolution and colors. It was like playing an arcade game at home!!!! My Friends and I logged many a late night playing.

    I also remember being the proud owner of a first gen philips CD burner. Man I thought it was the coolest. It burned on a 1:1 ratio...and it was an integral part of my stereo stack...
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    1st was PS2

    2nd was Droid.
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    I remember the day I got a PS1.......and got a racing game for it sort of like that game for the Droid called "Speed Forge 3D"......I was blown away!!!

    Its amazing how its all advanced since then....
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    Man... I remember getting the light gun and super scope for SNES. The box was so big and amazing I barely even wanted to play games with it. Man... nostalgia to the max. Also, the original digimon things, with the bricks for a case. I was so freagin' excited about GAMES ON MY KEYCHAIN!
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    My first was a kit. And yes, I did have the 16K memory expansion module. :D


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    Commedore 64.....schweet.
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    This was my first 'awesome' device...the Atari 2600...arguably the forefront of modern gaming...With "Space Invaders" one could hold down the reset button and at the same time, turn on the console, thereby enabling 'double shot' as opposed to 'single shot'.

    If you're not from this era, one has realize that when feeling the need to to play video games you could not just turn on the console or PC game, but rather bike (or walk) to the nearest convenience store or get lucky enough to be taken to a video arcade across town.

    The Atari game console brought that video arcade experience to your living room...man that was a long time ago....

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    Well my first awesome device was when I switched from paper coding sheets and key punched cards to a very large and heavy IBM "dumb terminal"
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    I'm gonna go with the Atari as well.... Superbreakout was awesome....
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    Well, we got an Atari, traded it for an Intellivision, then sold that and got a Commodore 64 - and it had a cassette tape backup. Those were the humble beginnings for me. I was already a teenager when the first Atari came out and loved playing Asteroids and Breakout. There were some really cool games on the C-64 too.
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    My VERY first gaming system was the TI-99. you could even do some base-10 coding on it...make the screen flash ...or have you name scroll across. That was pretty cool. But the Nintendo NES made my jaw drop. Now we have pocket super computers.

    When I was a kid I read Arthur C Clarks Rama series. The characters all had these hand held computers that could perform seemingly endless tasks...I thought it was far fetched at the time...now look at us.

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    First High Tech Toy

    Sorry for showing my age but the ATARI 800, then the Dell Axim X51v and now the Droid. I'm giddy thinking about what might be next.:icon_ banana:
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    apple ][ original still have it in the box and all and last time i fired it up it worked a few yrs. ago.
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    i was born in 1980, but believe it or not, i remember playing on an intellivision. in fact, if i go into the attic right now, i can pull the machine out. i remember as a toddler watching my dad play and helping out with that little golden disk on the controller.

    i also remember when the nes first came out, we drove to kmart to pick one up. i remember being amazed that the tax alone was ten dollars. haha. i also remember my sister and i not being able to play because my dad wanted to play it first. those were the times...
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    My first game I ever played was ob a Commedore 64, but when I got my NES I knew I had arrived.
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    The first time I ever felt like I had something awesome before anybody else was the original Compaq iPaq. I had an HP Jornada 430se, I can't believe I still remember the model#, and there was a class action suit against HP for the misrepresentation of the number of colors it could display. As part of the settlement we had the option to return it for a full refund.

    I was addicted to Brighthand.com, which at the time was the place to get handheld news. Somebody got a line on one company that had a limited quantity of the iPaq before it was available anywhere else. I remember it so well. I dreamed of that thing. The 206Mhz processor, the transflective screen, the auto-dimming backlight, all of which were firsts at the time.

    I returned my Jornada and put the money towards the iPaq. I got my order in and became one of the first thousand people in the US to own one. It was like a dream come true. I loved that thing despite all its shortcomings. To think how much it lacked by today's standards. No media card slot without adding a bulky 'sled' (what everybody called the sleeve for the iPaq that added a CF slot). No built in wireless of any kind. Limited on-board memory. And all the problems... dust under the screen, lose stylus, all-around poor build quality. Still, it was the Cadillac of handhelds at the time and I had it before anybody else.

    Thanks for starting this thread. I just got all nostalgic and realized that that was the last time I was as excited to get a new toy as I am today, the day when I finally get my Droid!
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    Sometime in the early to mid sixties I had one of the first membrane keyboard calculators. It had the 4 basic functions and that's all. No memory keys.
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    Nintendo Sixty Fooooooooooooooooooooooooooooour

    I remember my Dad bringing home a Super Nintendo when I was about 6, that made my day. I just wanted to shout out Nintendo Sixty Four like the YouTube video.
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