Top five vintage tech gadgets that need reviving – Dansette, Psion Five, Squarial and more

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Last week that great iconic tech company Polaroid announced a relaunch with new versions of its classic camera powered by some up to date digital technology. This got the Tech Digest team thinking. What other great brands and products from the past are worth reviving? So here are five that we think ought to be given a second chance.

We certainly aren’t saying that you should ditch your Blu-ray for a Betamax, but given the right techy makeover these products could be very now.

Click on the pic below to check out the top five

Ashley Norris

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  •  I recently acquired a Vivitar LT4 camcorder. I have been assured it works, even though the sellers openly claimed they don’t know how to work it. There are a few components missing and a few questionable parts that I don’t know the purpose of. It runs on super 8 mm film. If you know of any databases or websites that have information on this camera, please share, as I have been unable to find any. Thanks.

  •  I recently acquired a Vivitar LT4 camcorder. I have been assured it works, even though the sellers openly claimed they don't know how to work it. There are a few components missing and a few questionable parts that I don't know the purpose of. It runs on super 8 mm film. If you know of any databases or websites that have information on this camera, please share, as I have been unable to find any. Thanks.

  • I am also hoping for a Psion Series 5 style device. But please with a true PC-like Linux OS onboard, like MeeGo or so.
    Also, the Battery power won’t be reached, since today’s components need many times the power the Psion’s components did. However, It should be possible to get a week of standby out of it.

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