Gadget Firsts

 
1972
The Worlds First Pocket Calculator was the Sinclair Executive, launched in August 1972.
 
1975
The First Betamax Video Player was the Sony SL-6200
The First Personal Computer is widely regarded as the Altair 8800

1976
The First VHS Video Player the JVC HR-3300
 
1979
The First Walkman was the Sony TPS-L2

1981
The First PC Computer was the IBM 5150 PC Computer. Although it is not the first computer by any means it was the first of the machines we now know today as the PC.

1982
The First CD Player
was the the Sony CDP-101

1983
The First Mobile Phone was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X

1984
The First Apple Macintosh was launched. The Apple Mac would make computing friendly and create serious competition to the IBM PC.
 
1987
The First DAT (Digital Audio Tape) Recorder was developed by Sony, and thier first commercially machine, the DTC-1000ES was launched.

1992
The First GSM Mobile Phone was lauched by Nokia in 1992 - The Nokia 101

1994
The First Digital Camera was the Apple QuickTake 100 camera closely followed by the the Kodac DC40.

1998
The First MP3 Player was the Eiger Labs MPMan