Rather neat little press release from the Carphone Warehouse. Its PRs have delved back into history to come up with sixty years of gadgets.
The more astute of you will notice that many years don’t have an entry (1943-58 being particularly barren), still nice idea anyway.
As you have probably already surmised the gadget for 2003 is a camera phone (from the Carphone Warehouse of course).
Read on for the list
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