Looking back at some top-selling Christmas presents over the past 20 years reveals that we are becoming increasingly obsessed with gadgets. Whether it’s the latest camera-phones an MP3 player or a flat screen telly, never has gadgetry meant so much to so many UK present-buying consumers.
Recognising this obsession with gadgets names, high street retailers are playing the game. The Carphone Warehouse has just revealed that it is taking a huge step forward by offering the latest camera-phones for free (with a contract), making it even easier, and cheaper, for customers to get hold the latest cutting edge technology with little or no outlay.
You may think that its only in recent years that everyone has become gadget obsessed but a look back in time reveals a gizmo giddy Britain well before the Electron was a spark in its Daddy’s eye…
Christmas Gadget Historical Timeline
1943 Slinky devised by Richard James
1958 Frisbee launched (originally pie tin tops made by the Frisbee Pie Company
1962 Dinky’s First Engine is the first ever with flashing lights
1971 Space Hopper
1979 Remote Controlled Cars
1980 Rubik’s Cube
1983 CD Player
1984 LEGO Technic
1993 Freeway Windup Radio
1991 Nintendo Game Boy
1997 Tamagotchi virtual pets
1999 Digital Camera
2001 Apple iPod
2003 Camera phones free at The Carphone Warehouse*
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* with contract
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