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The everything set (Jun, 1979)

The everything set

It’s a carry-along entertainment and information center—AM, FM, CB, public service, aircraft, and weather bands, three-inch TV, cassette tape—along with a built-in mike and sleep switch. Six D cells power it. It’s $249.95, from Sampo, 1050 Arthur Ave., Elk Grove Village, III. 60007.

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London Bobbies Broadcast Crime News With Five-Pound Portable Radio (Mar, 1931)

London Bobbies Broadcast Crime News With Five-Pound Portable Radio

RADIO is fast becoming one of the most dangerous foes of the modern criminal. Often before he has fairly finished committing his crime, the news has gone out to all the police, broadcast over a powerful central radio station and picked up by squad cars cruising the streets.

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SONY Portable TV – a TV designed for the executive (Oct, 1961)

According to this rather informative page on antiqueradio.org, this set was “the first mostly-transistorized portable TV that Sony sold in the United States.” Here’s a YouTube video of it in action.

SONY Portable TV – a TV designed for the executive

SONY Research makes the Difference*

Men who respond to time’s Imperatives—executives who must have news as it breaks . . . must be up-front on new entertainment or video messages… these are the alert decision-makers to whom a SONY 8-301W TELEVISION is vital, a standard desk accessory!

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Now a word from the world’s first talking watch! (Nov, 1981)

Now a word from the world’s first talking watch!

World’s First!

You heard it first folks, right from the watch’s mouth! A watch that really “tells” you the time to the exact minute — in A.M. or P.M. This new dimension in “telling” time is totally electronic and solid state with no moving parts. The Voice-Master is not a tape player. A human voice is “simulated” using a new technology called “voice synthesis.” Three integrated circuits store the voice wavelength code and release it through the mini-speaker whenever the Voice-Master “talks.”

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Tiny TV Sets are “In” (Feb, 1965)

Tiny TV Sets are “In”

Transistors make them totable, batteries make them portable. Here’s your buyer’s guide.

By Ronald M. Benrey

THE first time you see one of these little TV sets, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Didn’t we get rid of those midget screens back in the early days of television? But the next time you see one—with the picture turned on—it may be a case of love at second sight.

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