Wednesday, 17 August 2016

This Device Was The iPod Of The 1970s (Sort Of)

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When it was first released, the iPod flew off shelves with the promise of storing 1,000 songs. Thirty years prior, fitting that much music in a single piece of consumer equipment was unheard of - except in the case of the Panasonic RS-296US.

While it was far from portable at 40lbs, the Panasonic RS-296US could 'store' 20 cassettes - roughly two-days worth of music - and the order the music played in was fully programmable.

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