Just because a product is outdated doesn’t mean they are no longer helpful. People are still using such products to have fun.
A user asked the forum, “What outdated or obsolete tech are you still using and are perfectly happy with?” Here are the top responses.
“Printers that could print without a subscription.”
“Adobe CS4. I’m not paying the monthly subscriptions.”
SEGA GENESIS AND PLAYSTATION 2
“My Sega Genesis and PlayStation 2 Slim are still plugging along fine and fun.”
“Physical buttons. Not everything needs to be touchscreen, for goodness sake.”
OLD HONDA ACCORD
“A 25-year-old Honda Accord with a manual transmission.”
CD PLAYER AND MP3 PLAYER
“I own my music. I have 100s of Compact Discs (CDs), so I still use my CD player and MP3 player. I still have about 150 vinyl albums I play occasionally.”
“Still love playing the Nintendo GameCube.”
SMALL PERSONAL COMPUTER
“I have an off-grid cabin in the woods, I have a small Personal Computer (PC) responsible for recording/saving images from security cameras, and also serves as a data logger for my weather sensors. It all runs on Windows XP, and it’s rock solid.”
“A calculator. You know, with buttons and a screen.”
“iPod classic – 160GB. iPods just have aged so well. Being offline devices (not counting touch), they’re just so perfect to this day. Been fixing up a few lately.”
ATARI ASTEROIDS MACHINE
“The Atari Asteroids machine in my basement. I play it as often as possible.
“My dial phone. I love it and will never get rid of it. It’s in my kitchen, it’s yellow, and my grandpa built a little wooden picket fence around it, with fake flowers in tiny clay flower pots.”
“Wired earphones. They are cheap, don’t have to charge, and don’t need to worry about losing them. Bring 3.5 back for phones.”
CAST IRON PAN
“A good cast-iron pan is still superior to anything invented since.”
DOUBLE-EDGED RAZOR AND WAX SHOE POLISH
“I use a double edge razor to shave, and I’ve just finished polishing my shoes with wax and a stiff brush. In both cases, it takes a little longer than using an electric razor or shoe polishing pens, but I enjoy the ritual and don’t mind it taking some extra time.”
WIRED INTERNET CONNECTION
“Wired internet connection. I love wires; they are so much more reliable.”
“Polaroid cameras. I love taking pictures with it, and my kids love it too. They’re so fascinated by the pictures coming out of it; it’s so cute.”
“My mechanical wristwatch. You can keep your new smart rubbish watches.”
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