In Pictures: Groovy 1970s consumer tech

The 1970s played host to an explosion in consumer electronics gadgets that changed how we educate, entertain, calculate, and communicate.

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In the era before cell phones, being able to communicate wirelessly with your friends while on the go felt like magic. And magic was yours to be had with a pair of these handheld, battery-operated two-way radios (commonly known as walkie-talkies) for prices as low as $13 each (about $54 today). The 1975 Sears models shown here could transmit from a distance of no more than 1 mile over flat terrain, but 30 feet was often good enough during a game of hide-and-seek.

Credit: Sears

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In Pictures: Groovy 1970s consumer tech

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