Sunday, September 23, 2007

No, 45s aren't CDs with a big hole in the middle

You have to be a certain age to appreciate Tom Kyte's link to Mister Disc.

In 1983, an enterprising inventor came up with Mister Disc, the "personal portable phono system."

It was basically a clamp-like device within which you'd clamp a 33 or a 45, plug your headphones into the headphone jack, and enjoy your music in a portable fashion.

Produced by Audio-Technica, it apparently didn't have a long shelf life. But it has its fans:

Please, please, will someone convince Audio Technica to bring back the Mister Disc/Sound Burger....Seriously, these were some of the best portables ever made - I've owned three over the years (current one is fire engine red, zow!) and even though I've collected over half a dozen others, including the venerable Columbia GP-3 and the Handytrax, the Mister Disc/Sound Burger is still top ranking.

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