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You were the ultimate '80s family if you owned 18/28 of these electronic gadgets

See how much totally '80s stuff you had!

The Eighties were an age of rapid technological advancement. It was also an era of consumerism. Think of all the stuff that was introduced that decade, from video game systems to cordless telephones. Every aspect of our life — entertainment, work, school, dining, whatever — was touched with some form of new technology.

When we think of the following things, we think of the 1980s. Owning all these electronic gadgets did you not make you better, but it certainly made you more Eighties!

Check the following items off the list if they could be found in your home. If you have 18 or more, you were a totally '80s household!

  1. Did you own a VCR in the 1980s?
  2. How about a camcorder? Did you have one of those in the 1980s?
  3. Did you have a device that did nothing but REWIND VHS tapes? (Give yourself a bonus point if it was shaped like a sports car!)
  4. Did you have an answering machine in the 1980s?
  5. Did you have a cordless phone with a retractable metal antenna in the 1980s?
  6. Did you have a novelty telephone shaped like a hamburger or ketchup bottle or Mickey Mouse in the 1980s?
  7. Did you have a tiny pocket television in the 1980s?
  8. Did you have a pager, a beeper or one of those giant mobile telephones in the 1980s?
  9. Did you have a Nintendo Entertainment System or Atari 2600 in the 1980s?
  10. Bonus point if you owned a Coleco Vision or Intellivision in the 1980s!
  11. Did you own a digital watch that also doubled as a video game, calculator, radio, or something else?
  12. Did you own an alarm clock with faux wood paneling and red LCD digits?
  13. Did you own a radio that did nothing but tell you the weather in the 1980s?
  14. Was there a crimper in your house in the 1980s?
  15. Did you own a microwave in the 1980s? (Give yourself a bonus point if it had a dial or knob.)
  16. Did your house have an electric trash compactor in the 1980s?
  17. Did you have a plug-in air popper to make popcorn in the 1980s?
  18. Did you have a primitive home computer in the 1980s?
  19. Did you own a dot matrix printer in the 1980s?
  20. Did you own a universal remote in the 1980s?
  21. Did you own a Walkman or any kind of portable cassette player in the 1980s?
  22. Did you own a boombox in the 1980s?
  23. Did you own a keyboard in the 1980s?
  24. Clap on! Clap off! Did you The Clapper in the 1980s?
  25. Did anyone in your family have a Power Wheels in the 1980s?
  26. Was there a Speak & Spell in your home in the 1980s?
  27. Did you have radio-controlled toys in the 1980s?
  28. Did you have a Simon game in the 1980s?
You were the ultimate '80s family if you owned 18/28 of these electronic gadgets

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