iPad 2: The 1971 Version
In case you hadn't heard, the iPad 2 comes out very, very soon. Geeks are already lining up.
We hate to pour cold water on such a momentous event, but frankly, what's the big deal about an iPad 2? As these five examples from a 1971 Sears catalog show, it's all been done before.
2. More storage than your iTunes can dream of
"You can really stack up the records on the full-size changer," the ad says. And believe us, there is no better way to preserve vinyl than by plopping records onto one another. We're also curious about exactly which "10 popular 45-rpm records" you would get for your extra dollar. All timeless hits, we're sure.
1. Recording technology
Sure, you can record stuff on your iPad, but check out this sleek, modern portable wonder. (Note: That huge silver thing is a "knob.") And all for the unbelievably low price of $25, which in today's dollars is about $135!