Nostalgia Nerd's Gadgets, Gizmos & Gimmicks: A Potted History of Personal Tech (Hardcover)

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Take a nostalgic trip through tech's back catalogue with the best-selling author of Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech

In this eagerly-awaited new book from the author of the best-selling Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech, Peter Leigh takes a fun, informative and irreverent romp through the history of more than forty pieces of personal tech, charting the successes, failures and oddities from over five decades of our obsession with gadgetry.

From the Teasmade to the TomTom, mankind has been on a constant hunt for gimmicks that make life easier, faster and more entertaining, and as yesterday's 'must-haves' become today's museum pieces, there's no better time to take a nostalgic trip through tech's back catalogue.

Items include:
  • Stylophone (1968)
  • Sony Walkman (1979)
  • Casio C-80 (1980)
  • SpyTech Binoculars (1989)
  • Nintendo GameBoy (1989)
  • Laser Pens (1997)
  • Apple iPod (2001)
  • Google Glass (2014)
  • Oculus Quest 2 (2020)

About the Author

Peter Leigh has been an aficionado of retro technology his entire life; starting before it was even retro. During the past 7 years he has unveiled hundreds of vintage technology stories on his prominent YouTube channel, Nostalgia Nerd (with 470k subscribers), written the best-selling book Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech for Ilex Press and featured in an array of notable TV programs and publications. Today, as the premier UK connoisseur of our technological heritage, he continues his quest to highlight the joy of these important fragments from our past, and ensure they remain cherished, not forgotten.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781781578582
ISBN-10: 1781578583
Publisher: Ilex Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English