The Sinclair MTV-1 Micro TV

Sinclair’s little ultra-sharp black and white TV was meant to be a pocket set. But with a 4×6-inch footprint, it was impossible to stash in most disco-tight pockets at the time, even if it was under 2 inches thick.

The 2-inch screened set took 10 years to develop and was $US395. [Modernmechanix via retrothing]

Gizmodo ’79 is a week-long celebration of gadgets and geekdom 30 years ago, as the analogue age gave way to the digital, and most of our favourite toys were just being born.