I Used Only Vintage Technology for a Week

Kurtis Conner
24 Mar 202466:07

Summary

TLDRIn a nostalgic experiment, the creator of the video revisits vintage technology, exploring the functionalities and limitations of devices such as a Casio analog handheld TV, a Palm Pilot, an AT&T Video Phone 2500, a Casio RIS digital wrist camera, a My Little Reminder voice recorder, and the Cybernaut MA4 wearable computer. Despite the technological advancements, the creator finds that some vintage tech still holds charm and ingenuity, while others have become obsolete with time. The video is a humorous and insightful journey through the evolution of technology, highlighting the rapid pace of innovation and the human creativity behind it.

Takeaways

  • πŸ“± The speaker reflects on the evolution of technology, from using LimeWire to download music to the advanced VR and AI technologies of today.
  • 🌐 TheζƒŠεΉδΊŽApple Vision Pro's ability to simulate experiences like standing on the moon, highlighting the rapid advancements in tech.
  • πŸ€– Excitement is expressed for OpenAI's text-to-video project, Sora, which can generate highly realistic videos from text prompts, potentially disrupting the entertainment industry.
  • πŸ“± The speaker decides to use vintage tech in the modern age, exploring the challenges and nostalgia associated with older devices.
  • πŸ“Ί Attempts to use a portable TV in 2024 are met with failure due to the discontinuation of analog TV signals.
  • πŸ“· A Casio digital wrist camera from 2001 is used to take photos, demonstrating the early attempts at wearable tech.
  • 🎀 The 'My Little Reminder' device, a digital voice recorder, is tested for its practicality in everyday life, with mixed results.
  • πŸ“± The speaker laments the inability to fully utilize a Palm Pilot due to the lack of Wi-Fi and support for the outdated device.
  • 🎢 The 'Bone Phone,' an AM FM stereo radio worn around the neck, is tested and found to have a unique but limited use.
  • πŸ“± The AT&T Video Phone 2500, an early video calling device, is praised for its innovative technology despite its current impracticality.
  • πŸ’» The Cybernaut MA4 wearable computer, a bulky and outdated device, is celebrated for its ambition and the glimpse it provides into the future of wearable tech.

Q & A

  • What was the main challenge the speaker faced when trying to use the vintage tech products?

    -The main challenge was that many of the vintage tech products did not work to their full potential or were difficult to use in the modern context, such as the portable TV not picking up any signals and the Palm Pilot being hard to type on.

  • How did the speaker describe the Casio analog handheld TV?

    -The speaker described it as a small, lightweight device that could potentially receive an analog TV signal, despite analog TV broadcasts being discontinued in many places.

  • What was the main issue with the AT&T Video Phone 2500?

    -The main issue was that it was expensive, bulky, and required both parties to have the same technology, which was rare. Additionally, it was difficult to find people to video call with due to its limited user base.

  • What was the Cybernaut MA4 wearable computer?

    -The Cybernaut MA4 was a wearable computer from the late '90s that included a head-mounted display, a wrist-mounted keyboard and floppy drive, and a camera. It was designed to be worn around the waist and used for computing on the go.

  • Why did the speaker find the Casio digital wrist camera watch interesting?

    -The speaker found it interesting because it was a unique combination of a watch and a camera, allowing users to take black and white photos and immediately store or transfer them to a PC.

  • What was the purpose of the 'My Little Reminder' device?

    -The 'My Little Reminder' was a digital voice recorder designed to help users remember tasks or information by recording voice messages that could be played back later.

  • How did the speaker feel about the vintage tech experiment overall?

    -The speaker felt that while some of the vintage tech products were not as functional in the modern age, the experiment was enjoyable and highlighted the creativity and ambition behind past technological advancements.

  • What was the speaker's final verdict on the Palm Pilot?

    -The speaker gave the Palm Pilot a 1 out of 10, finding it difficult to use for typing and lacking modern support and capabilities.

  • What did the speaker achieve while using the Cybernaut MA4 wearable computer?

    -The speaker managed to use the Cybernaut MA4 to paint a landscape and write a haiku, despite the challenges of using outdated technology.

  • What was the outcome of the speaker's attempt to use the bone phone?

    -The speaker found the bone phone to be functional, providing a hands-free listening experience with vibrating speakers, but it was not as practical or comfortable as modern devices.

Outlines

00:00

πŸ“± Embracing Vintage Tech in the Modern Age

The speaker shares their experience of using vintage technology in the modern world, highlighting the rapid advancements in tech over the past 30 years. They reminisce about downloading music on Lime wire and the limitations of dial-up internet, contrasting it with today's capabilities like VR and AI-generated content. The speaker expresses a sense of nostalgia for the simplicity of older tech, while also acknowledging the impressive progress of modern technology.

05:00

πŸ“± Vintage Tech Challenge: The Hunt for Obscure Gadgets

The speaker embarks on a quest to find and use obscure vintage tech products in the year 2024. They aim to go beyond the typical flip phone and Walkman, seeking out weird and unique vintage tech. The speaker discusses their struggle with iPad addiction and their desire to find a vintage alternative for watching videos, leading them to a Casio analog handheld TV. They also mention the challenge of finding a vintage camera that allows immediate picture viewing.

10:01

πŸ“± Navigating the World of Vintage Gadgets

The speaker delves into the specifics of their vintage tech challenge, discussing the products they've chosen and their intended purposes. They talk about the Casio digital wrist camera for taking and storing photos, the My Little Reminder digital voice recorder for note-taking, and the AT&T Video Phone 2500 for video calling. The speaker also mentions the bone phone, a hands-free AM FM stereo radio, and the Palm Pilot as a practical device for work tasks.

15:03

πŸ“± The Cybernaut MA4: A Vintage Wearable Computer

The speaker introduces the Cybernaut MA4, a wearable computer from the late '90s, and expresses their fascination with its futuristic design and capabilities. They discuss the device's features, including a head-mounted display, a wrist-mounted keyboard, and a built-in camera. The speaker reflects on the product's failure in the market and its potential applications in industrial settings. They also share their excitement about using the Cybernaut MA4 in comparison to modern wearable tech like the Apple Vision Pro.

20:03

πŸ“± The Struggles and Triumphs with Vintage Tech

The speaker shares their experiences using the vintage tech products they've collected. They discuss the challenges of using the Palm Pilot for typing and email, the disappointment of the handheld TV's inability to pick up analog signals, and the fun of using the wrist camera for taking photos. The speaker also talks about the limitations of the My Little Reminder for recording and playing back audio, and their attempts to use it for practical purposes like remembering coffee orders and directions.

25:05

πŸ“± The Bone Phone and AT&T Video Phone 2500

The speaker explores the functionality and user experience of the bone phone and AT&T Video Phone 2500. They describe the bone phone's unique design and hands-free capabilities, as well as the video phone's heavy weight and laggy video transmission. The speaker expresses their excitement about the potential of these devices and the joy of using them, despite their limitations and the rarity of finding compatible devices or users today.

30:07

πŸ“± The Cybernaut MA4: A Wearable Computer Adventure

The speaker narrates their experience of setting up and using the Cybernaut MA4 wearable computer. They discuss the numerous components and wires required, the computer's functionality, and their attempts to use it with a portable generator in a park. The speaker also shares their creative endeavors on the Cybernaut, including painting a landscape and writing a haiku, and reflects on the computer's rejection of a USB stick filled with modern memes, suggesting a preference for its own era's content.

35:07

πŸ“± Reflections on Vintage Tech and the Future

The speaker concludes their vintage tech journey with reflections on the human spirit of innovation and creativity. They express appreciation for the ambitious attempts of past technologies and the lessons they teach about progress and preservation. The speaker encourages viewers to engage with them about their experiences and collections, and promotes the idea of Curtis Town as a community for like-minded individuals.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Vintage Tech

Refers to older or obsolete technology that was once cutting-edge but has since been replaced by more advanced innovations. In the video, the creator experiments with using vintage tech in a modern context, exploring its functionality and nostalgic appeal.

πŸ’‘Technological Advancements

The process of technology becoming more sophisticated, efficient, and complex over time. The video discusses the rapid pace of technological advancements, contrasting the creator's childhood experiences with current technology.

πŸ’‘Dial-up Internet

A type of internet connection that was commonly used in the 1990s and early 2000s, characterized by its slow speeds and the need for a telephone line, which meant you couldn't use the phone and internet simultaneously. The video references the limitations of dial-up, highlighting how far internet technology has come.

πŸ’‘Apple Vision Pro

A hypothetical advanced technology product mentioned in the video, possibly an augmented or virtual reality device. It symbolizes the cutting-edge technology of the present day, which may become obsolete or seem laughable in the future, just like past tech advancements.

πŸ’‘Casino RIS Camera

A vintage digital wrist camera released by Casio in 2001, which allowed users to take black and white photos and download them to a PC. It represents the early attempts at combining fashion and technology, and the desire for portable, on-the-go photography.

πŸ’‘My Little Reminder

A digital voice recorder from the past designed to help users remember tasks or information. It symbolizes the evolution of reminder systems and the transition from analog to digital solutions for everyday tasks.

πŸ’‘Cybernaut MA4

A wearable computer from the late 1990s that was designed to be worn on the arm and included a screen, keyboard, and head-mounted display. It represents an early and ambitious attempt to create a portable, hands-free computing experience.

πŸ’‘Palm Pilot

An early personal digital assistant (PDA) that was popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s. It was a handheld device that allowed users to manage contacts, appointments, and notes. The Palm Pilot symbolizes the transition from paper-based organization to digital solutions.

πŸ’‘Bone Phone

A quirky and unique device from the 1970s that was an AM/FM stereo radio designed to be worn around the neck, with speakers placed near the ears. It was marketed as a hands-free audio experience and represents the creative but sometimes impractical attempts at integrating technology into everyday life.

πŸ’‘iPad Baby Syndrome

A colloquial term used in the video to describe the creator's own addiction to constantly scrolling on an iPad or similar touchscreen device. It highlights the issue of screen addiction and the struggle to limit technology usage in modern life.

πŸ’‘Sora

A text-to-video AI project teased by OpenAI, which generates realistic videos based on text prompts. It represents the cutting edge of AI technology and its potential to revolutionize content creation and the entertainment industry.

Highlights

The speaker reflects on the rapid pace of technological advancements, from the days of downloading music on Lime wire to the modern era of advanced VR and AI.

The Apple Vision Pro is mentioned as a groundbreaking device that allows users to experience standing on the moon through virtual reality.

OpenAI's text-to-video project, Sora, is highlighted as an impressive technology that can generate highly realistic videos from text prompts.

The speaker reminisces about the simplicity of older technology, such as playing 30-second clips of songs on a HitClips player.

The experiment of using only vintage technology in the modern age is introduced, with a focus on finding and using obscure vintage tech products.

The speaker discusses the challenge of overcoming 'iPad baby syndrome' and the struggle to limit screen time.

A Casio analog handheld TV is mentioned as a product that may still be usable in Canada despite the discontinuation of analog TV broadcasts in America.

The Casio RIS digital wrist camera watch is described as a unique vintage tech product that allows for on-the-go photography and immediate image viewing.

The speaker's attempt to find a vintage device for hands-free music listening leads to the discovery of the 'bone phone,' a wearable AM FM stereo radio.

The Palm Pilot is introduced as an early smartphone equivalent, with the speaker expressing hopes to use it for work-related tasks like emails.

The Cybernaut MA4 wearable computer is discussed as a vintage equivalent to modern wearable tech like the Apple Vision Pro, with its capabilities and limitations explored.

The speaker humorously compares the Cybernaut MA4 to a failed attempt at creating a Matrix-style future, with its high price tag and impractical design.

The challenges of using vintage technology are emphasized, as the speaker struggles with the Palm Pilot's outdated operating system and lack of modern support.

The portable TV experiment is deemed unsuccessful due to the inability to find an analog signal, highlighting the obsolescence of certain technologies.

The wrist camera's functionality is tested with mixed results, showing the awkwardness of using such a device compared to modern smartphones.

The 'my little reminder' device is tested for its voice recording and reminder capabilities, with the speaker finding it noisy and limited in practical use.

The AT&T Video Phone 2500 is tested, and while it works, the lack of another compatible device prevents a full video calling experience.

The bone phone's promise of bone-vibrating audio is tested, with the speaker and a friend finding the experience amusing and somewhat effective.

The Cybernaut MA4 wearable computer is taken outdoors with a portable generator to test its portability, resulting in a humorous and somewhat successful experiment.

The speaker's final verdicts on the tested vintage tech products range from humorous rejection to appreciative nostalgia, emphasizing the rapid evolution of technology.

Transcripts

00:00

this week I thought it would be

00:00

interesting to throw away my modern tech

00:03

products and see what it would be like

00:05

to strictly use vintage Tech in the

00:08

Modern

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[Applause]

00:12

Age folks I've been alive for almost 30

00:16

years and in that time I've seen a lot

00:17

of technological advancements for

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example when I was a kid I had to

00:20

download music song by song on Lime wire

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and just pray to God that the virus I

00:25

get wasn't too bad this time dude I

00:27

couldn't even use my computer or the

00:29

home phone at the same time because we

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had dial up internet and freaking

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nowadays you can talk to someone on the

00:35

phone while using that same phone to

00:37

generate a picture of a PS2 made out of

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human skin the future is now and the

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tech that's coming out today is

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obviously pretty mind-blowing the VR

00:45

space for example is getting crazier and

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crazier the Apple Vision Pro just came

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out and people have been losing their

00:51

minds about it and rightfully so because

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with the Apple Vision Pro you can

00:54

finally know the answer to that age-old

00:57

question what would it feel like to

00:59

stand on the moon and look out into the

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vastness of

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space and jerk off that's one small Edge

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for man one giant goon for mankind not

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to mention the world of AI has come a

01:12

very long way since I made a video about

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AI generated art a few years ago open AI

01:17

just teased their text to video project

01:19

called sora which is by far the craziest

01:21

thing I have ever seen in my life if you

01:22

haven't seen it all you have to do is

01:24

type in a prompt and it provides you

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with an insanely realistic video that

01:28

really does not look like AI at at all

01:30

stock video services and video

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production companies are going to be

01:33

absolutely cooked in the next few years

01:35

and I'm really nervous for the future of

01:36

entertainment but I mean you can't deny

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how impressive that technology is right

01:39

with something like Sora you could

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generate virtually anything finally get

01:43

to see what it looks like if someone was

01:45

standing on the surface of the Moon and

01:47

jerking off but the interesting about

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tech is that it's all relative to when

01:51

it comes out sure all of this is

01:52

impressive now but 20 years from now

01:54

we're going to be looking back at this

01:56

laughing same as today when you look at

01:57

an old laptop you're like this piece of

01:59

can barely run anything but at the

02:01

time of the laptop's release people were

02:03

losing their minds about it a computer I

02:05

can fold in half only it didn't cost my

02:09

entire yearly salary of $100 I think the

02:12

tech industry is kind of like a southern

02:13

man's sexual escapades it's all relative

02:17

and I hate to sound like a boomer but I

02:19

often miss the Simplicity and innocence

02:21

of the tech that I grew up with back

02:23

when having millions of songs readily

02:26

available to play Whenever seemed like a

02:28

fantasy because I could only play 30

02:30

second clips of a song at a time off of

02:32

my hit Clips player coming at

02:34

your right between the ears of hit Clips

02:37

so this week I thought it would be

02:38

interesting to throw away my modern tech

02:40

products and see what it would be like

02:42

to strictly use vintage Tech in the

02:45

Modern Age and I've seen some of these

02:47

videos before they use a flip phone and

02:48

a Walkman they call it a day I don't

02:50

want to do that that's too easy so I'm

02:52

going to track down the weirdest most

02:55

obscure vintage Tech products I can find

02:58

and see what it's like to use them in

02:59

the year 2024 so strap in and get ready

03:01

for some weird vintage Tech so

03:04

transparently the main problem I'm

03:06

facing right now in my life is iPad baby

03:09

syndrome I think we caught it early

03:11

enough where it's treatable but I think

03:12

it's still a big issue in my life I I

03:14

I can't stop scrolling dude I don't

03:16

I know I'm not supposed to but it's

03:18

tough call me crazy I love watching

03:19

silly little videos okay and so do you

03:22

you're literally watching one right now

03:23

you know it got me thinking maybe making

03:26

this video can help me kick my addiction

03:29

to watching silly little

03:32

videos is what I would say if I was a

03:34

loser the real question I need

03:36

to ask myself is how can I still get my

03:38

fix of watching silly little videos

03:41

while using vintage technology I used to

03:43

have a thing called a video now when I

03:45

was a kid I would watch the same episode

03:47

of SpongeBob over and over again on a

03:49

tiny screen in black and white because

03:51

that was the only disc I ever had for it

03:53

and I'm not about to put myself through

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that again but upon further

03:56

research I stumbled upon the perfect

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product for my little video fix a Casio

04:01

analog handheld TV and I know what

04:04

you're thinking you're thinking hold on

04:06

didn't they stop broadcasting analog TV

04:09

stations a little bit ago and the answer

04:11

to that is yes they did in America but

04:14

up here in Canada it is apparently still

04:16

possible to get an analog TV signal

04:19

first came the pocket watch then the

04:20

pocket radio then even a pocket camera

04:23

but who would have ever thought of a

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pocket TV Casio of course Casio that's

04:27

it we're crazy we'll make

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anything dude we made a wristwatch that

04:32

can kill God the pocket TV by CIO this

04:35

TV is smaller lighter sharper and

04:37

brighter yeah this seems pretty awesome

04:39

I've never used a portable TV but I

04:40

assume it relies on like a strong signal

04:44

to to work like at length so I imagine

04:46

back in the day using one of these like

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while you're on the go was like next to

04:51

Impossible stop the bus stop the

04:53

bus right now okay okay okay it's stop

04:55

now put it in reverse okay okay

05:00

okay keep going and stop stop stop right

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there all right I'm stop

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[Music]

05:06

perfect oh man I love Bill Cosby he can

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do no

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wrong but I found a portable TV on eBay

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I got it for my next vintage tech

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product I was thinking about the other

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things we do on our phones aside from

05:18

just watching videos and that's when I

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remembered the three humongous camera

05:23

lenses on the back of my phone I got to

05:24

find a camera and not just any camera

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okay one that I can easily take with me

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wherever I go and one that can also show

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me the pictures as soon as I take them

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and that second feature is the thing

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that made finding this product

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especially difficult I looked at some

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Polaroid cameras I was toying with that

05:40

idea I used to have one called an eyes

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Zone when I was a kid that looked like a

05:43

stapler and I loved that thing I

05:45

was going to get that one for Old Time

05:46

sake but then I stumbled upon the

05:48

perfect product it was released in 2001

05:52

by those crazy unhinged Lawless

05:55

depraved bastards over at Casio and it's

05:58

called the Casio RIS camera I can't find

06:01

any commercials for this unfortunately

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the only ad I could find was on eBay

06:05

someone who's like listing this magazine

06:08

ad for sale for some reason time for

06:09

your little black book to grow up Julie

06:12

and there's her phone number there you

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got Suzie double jointed Pam loves

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football Debbie from Dallas the Casio

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digital wrist camera watch you're out

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having a good time then you point your

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Casio digital wrist camera watch and

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click a few black and white phot photos

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of a girl you dig no you don't hold on

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no you don't you shouldn't do that but

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you don't want to use all 100 images on

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one girl type in her name number and

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other info so that you can give her a

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ring later then download the images to

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your PC with the free PC link

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kit you can also upload those images to

06:48

your pocket PC or or Pal with our free

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software available at casio.com pretty

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cool for

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$199.95 Digital Risk camera that also

06:58

tells time holy interesting

07:00

marketing tactic I'll give you that yeah

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I think that'll work out really well

07:03

ladies just imagine you're at the club

07:05

partying drinking with your girlfriends

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you're having a great night and then

07:09

some guy walks up to you with his

07:10

007 spy watch and snaps

07:15

pictures of all your faces but not only

07:16

that he uploads them immediately to his

07:19

pocket PC where you'll join his

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extensive database full of hundreds of

07:23

other random women he's seen and they

07:25

say chivalry is dead I also love the

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last line pretty cool for A2 $ digital

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rist camera that also tells time like

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yeah it better tell time it

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would be wild if you were wearing one of

07:36

these watches and it didn't even do the

07:38

main thing that a watch is supposed to

07:39

do hey man you got the time yeah man for

07:42

sure uh it's about quarter to Rebecca

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awesome thanks dude hey is that a Cassio

07:49

no this is a Cassie oh and I actually

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found one of these wrist cameras on eBay

07:54

so that's right wrist camera secure full

07:57

transparency this video started out as

07:59

uh me trying out weird as scen On TV

08:03

products which I honestly might still do

08:04

so if you guys want to see that video

08:06

leave a but the as scen on TV

08:08

product that spawned this video is a

08:10

little device called my little reminder

08:12

if you were around my age you probably

08:14

saw this commercial a million

08:16

times especially when you stayed home

08:18

sick from school because this dominated

08:20

the daytime commercials dude it was the

08:22

Everest College guy yelling at me pick

08:24

up the phone and make the call why are

08:26

you making it complicated and then this

08:28

commercial where did I park my

08:30

car oh no okay terrific line delivery

08:35

where did I park my car oh no it's

08:38

called My Little reminder the digital

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voice recorder that records without take

08:43

blue section Row 18 then reminds you

08:46

later blue section Row 18 okay I see how

08:50

that could be helpful I guess but I feel

08:51

like if your memory is that bad uh you

08:53

should be in a home like your own home

08:55

or a retirement home you shouldn't leave

08:57

like if you can't remember that there's

08:59

going to be a lot of other you

09:00

can't remember too then you also have to

09:01

remember what kind of car you have you

09:03

got to remember where you live you got

09:05

to remember how to get where you live I

09:07

imagine her purse is just full of my

09:08

little reminders each telling her a

09:11

separate detail about her life milk

09:13

juice butter and eggs then play back

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your reminder when it's time I guess she

09:18

clearly needed the reminder because all

09:19

she needed was oh I forgot already

09:22

too she needed the reminder cuz all she

09:24

needed was milk juice butter and eggs

09:27

and then you look at her grocery cart

09:28

she already Rogue and bought a bunch of

09:30

other she didn't need that's left

09:31

on Main Street then go 2 miles and right

09:34

on own yeah cuz that's how we got around

09:36

before you know GPS Google Maps and

09:39

everything and the voice recordings are

09:40

pretty short on it so if you're going

09:41

for like a really long drive you got to

09:43

talk like super fast Drive North on Main

09:46

Street for 2 miles and left that

09:47

University and follow that for 4 and

09:49

half miles and merge onto the 4 Highway

09:51

going Westbound and stay on that until

09:52

your car out of gas okay yeah so it's

09:54

just a glorified voice recorder where

09:56

you can record little messages and you

09:58

can play later to REM yourself of things

10:00

but also for some reason it has a

10:02

flashlight my little reminder even has a

10:04

built-in LED flashlight just in case you

10:06

forgot to remind yourself to pack a

10:08

flashlight and I'm actually a really

10:09

forgetful person so I'm really excited

10:11

to try this out because oh yeah I got

10:13

one I got my little reminder let's

10:15

actually give it a try really quick

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this video back to me the other feature

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of my phone that I wanted to try and

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replicate with vintage Tech was the uh

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phone like actually calling people I

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often forget my phone is a phone

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sometimes but that's too easy you know

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phones have been around forever I wanted

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to replicate FaceTime I FaceTime people

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all the time and it's something that I

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would like to continue to do with

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vintage Tech but let me just say this

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finding a product that could do this was

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very difficult upon doing a little bit

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of research I found out that the first

12:22

video call ever actually took place all

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the way back in 1970 by AT&T who

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subsequently launched the first first

12:29

video phone service with 38 picture

12:32

phones as they called them located at

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eight different companies located in

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Pittsburgh kind of ruins the

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entire appeal of video calling if all

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the phones are just within the same city

12:43

but still you know it was pretty cool it

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was the 70s they don't know what was

12:45

going on and due to how expensive and

12:47

complicated those early picture phones

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were the 70s and ' 80s saw no real

12:51

success with this technology but in

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1992 AT&T swung for the fences they took

12:58

another whack at it and released the

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AT&T Video Phone

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2500 for a retail price of

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$1500 adjusted for inflation that's

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about $2800 in today dollar so this was

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a luxury product for sure Tech Bros

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didn't fully exist yet but if MKBHD was

13:19

making videos back then his review would

13:21

have crushed and the release of this

13:22

phone was met with mixed reviews upon

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its release people were impressed with

13:26

the technology obviously but a lot of

13:27

people were worried about the danger of

13:29

video calling but some people want AT&T

13:32

to voluntarily not sell any of the video

13:34

phones to 900 sex line numbers you can

13:38

just imagine unsupervised children being

13:40

able to call a 900 number man you know

13:43

when you watch a disaster movie and it's

13:45

like the first half hour of the film

13:47

when everybody's like having a good time

13:49

laughing and enjoying themselves and in

13:51

your head you're like honey you've got a

13:54

big storm coming that's how I feel

13:55

watching that clip but due to the

13:56

lackluster sales numbers the AT&T Video

13:59

Phone 2500 was discontinued in 1995 but

14:03

I got one yeah and it only cost me $450

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today dollar and that might seem a

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little expensive but when you compare it

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to the original price that's a