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PowerBook 100, iPod, Newton among \"Top Gadgets\"

updated 05:05 pm EST, Fri February 18, 2005

Top Gadgets of All Time

Apple's ranked 12th: "the original iPod cracked the portable audio market wide open with its ease of use and to-die-for aesthetics. Some estimates peg Apple as now claiming an astounding 92 percent of the mobile audio market." Other popular products among the list include the original Pilot 1000 from U.S. Robotics, and the Rio 300 from Diamond.




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  1. C.A.S.

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Powerbook 100

    I still have mine...Battery wont hold a charge but it still works.

  1. PookJP

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iPod 100

    I can't wait to reminisce about when the iPod broke the mold, captured the majority of market share, and then dissect how Apple managed to lose it all.

    Learn from history. Open the iPod, you idiots.

  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    still have...

    my PB 100, Newton, Duo 210, 1400 (best keyboard for the money) and iBook 500 - all of them broke the mold in some important way. And the Sony Magic Link 2000 still makes the most people go "Ooh!" - if they had put the thing on a diet and stuck to it they might have lapped Newton and Palm and CE...

  1. bokubob

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: iPod 100

    What's the point of "opening the ipod" again?

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Sony

    Great honor, but wasn't the Powerbook 100 buily (and/or designed?) by Sony. That's why it was so different than the later versions.

  1. sdf

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Powerbook 100

    Didn't the Powerbook 140 beat the Powerbook 100 to the streets?

  1. sdf

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yes, LouZer

    Powerbook 100 by Sony. I think it was the only one of the original three to support SCSI disk mode.

  1. peterthorn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Powerbook 100

    Mine's also working fine (except for the battery) - still powers it up once in a while for old times sake - but if anyone want to trade the top gadget of all time for a new 17" powerbook, I'll consider it ;-)

  1. petard

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    wow, pb100

    I remember mine as a miserable device... underpowered with 4MB RAM and a 20MB hard drive. The only nice thing about it was the weight :-P. The most notable thing about it was that I wished I could afford a 140 or a 170! Amazing that it would now make a "best of" list.

  1. eswinson

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    get a horse

    those who dislike the pb100 must never have had to deal with a mac portable. moving from the portable to the powerbook was like moving from a lisa to a mac

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