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Nostalgia Nerd's Gadgets, Gizmos & Gimmicks

Nostalgia Nerd's Gadgets, Gizmos & Gimmicks

A Potted History of Personal Tech

by Peter Leigh


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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)

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