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First Ever "iPod"?

Braun_ipodThis Phonotransistor TP1 has a faint whiff of iPod about it, which is pretty impressive considering it was made way back in 1959. Designed by Braun, the Phonotransitor was a compact pocket receiver and miniaturised record player that was meant to be portable. It's not entirely clear from the pic how big this actually was in reality (big enough for a full-size LP? A 45? Something smaller? Not sure), but those round parts and aluminium frame certainly hint at what was to come. Braun's design tour may play up the Walkman/iPod link, but since they've since stuck to hand whisks and electric razors, they shouldn't be *too* pleased with themselves. 

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Posted by Shinykatie on October 31, 2005 in MP3 and Media Players | Permalink

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