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Technological news from Sears Catalog from 1983 (13 pictures)

It s hard to believe that it was pronted just 30 years ago.


Timex Sinclair 1000 Computer: $49

2K memory expands to a powerful 16K. Most of the 40 keys are programmed for up to five commands. "One Touch" keyword entry system eliminates a great deal of typing keywords (RUN, LIST, PRINT, etc) all have their own single key entry. Pressure Sensitive, plastic membrane keyboard.


Uniden Cordless Phones: $250

The digital coded security system allows you to program any one of 256 possible security code combinations in your EX-6000 to prevent unauthorized access to your phone system. Programmable auto dialer stores up to thee numbers (16 digits each) and dials them from memory on a simple 2-button command.


Boom Box: $250

Boom Box with two detachable two-way speakers for greater sound separation, Dolby noise reduction. Automatic program selection system with record mute, metal tape capability.


VHS - Beta: $890

Sears Best Beta VCR has four-day, eight-program advance programming, multi-function infrared wireless remote control plus noise-free special effects and more! Quartz synthesized electronic tuner. Everyday function lets you program unit to record program at the same time everyday.


Portable Cassette Player: $60

Anti-rolling mechanism helps keep cassette playing evenly if jarred.


Video Disc Player: $290

Two-speed visual search quickly lets you find the movie scene you want. Semi-automatic loading plays both stereo and mono CED-format discs.


Atari 1200 XL: $600

Stimulate your mind and senses with the thrill of video games, the challenge of programming and the creativity of of graphics and sound. Powerful 64K memory handles complex programs. Full-sized, full-stroke, typewriter-like keyboard, 55 alphanumeric keys plus 11 special function keys. Upper/lower case, full-screen editing, 4 independent sound voices covering 3.5 octaves, and 256 brilliant colors.


Canon AE-1 Program: $280

Black vinyl-covered metal body with chrome plated trim. Features exposure preview switch memory lock, stop-down lever, and convenient "action grip" to provide a firm grip. Viewfinder shows manual mode, program mode, aperture scale, stopped down metering index, flash ready, and focusing information.


Steam in a Cabinet: $390

Molded fiberglass body. Door has full length stainless steel hinges and seals of neoprene; opens from inside and outside.


Sensaphone: $200

Sensaphone is a unique monitoring system that calls and tells you about conditions inside your home or business if there's a problem during your absence. It will keep calling you and 3 other people you designated until


10 Speeds: $260

Suteki Bikes are built to meet the demands of serious bikers and have these features for lightness and high performance.


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