Oldest computer and/or accessory/gadget that you're still actively using?

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    kylera

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    Title says all. What's the oldest computer or computer accessory / gadget you have that you're still using on a daily basis? I'll start:

    Logitech Z5300 5.1 speaker set circa 2003. One of the rear speaker jacks on the sub is flaky, but it is still quite capable as a 2.1 set :D
     
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    That would be my 1st generation iPad. Up until a couple months ago it was my vintage 2008 video camera, but I replaced that.
     
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    My Newton 2100!
    Still running 15 years later.
     
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    kylera

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    Damn!

    Still using it, too? How do you manage syncing?
     
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    My Late 2007 MacBook in my sig since there's that 'daily use' clause.

    If not, my oldest item that I occasionally use would be my ARCHOS 40GB MP3 player from like 2002-2003. I randomly bust it out since it's got some fun old songs on it.
     
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    maflynn

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    I'd have to say my Harman Kardon Sound sticks from 2000 - going on 13 years now and going strong.
     
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    Apple M2452 keyboard (ca 1998). Lacks volume control but I love its form factor and power button (works under ML).
     
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    A Hebrew

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    This HUGE (Not screen size wise) TV that is in my bedroom....it didn't support the Digital Move in 2009 so my parents just decided to get a new TV and I got it to play my 360. The TV itself is from around 2005.
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    For me it would be my 1st gen aluminum iMac purchased in August 2007. Still runs great.
     
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    rdowns

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    iPod 3rd generation. Battery is shot but I use it as my bedroom iPod.

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    Jessica Lares

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    This, but the USB version on my Power Mac.

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    Kissaragi

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    A 7-8 year old samsung HD CRT TV. It has a great picture so I haven't had any reason to upgrade to these new fangled flat thingymawotsits.

    Actually, just remembered my hifi receiver is about 20 years old but separates audio equipment doesn't really age like other tech so i don't really count it
     
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    Lyle

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    Same here. I keep thinking about upgrading to the latest iPad, but you know, for the things that I primarily use it for (reading e-books, email, web surfing) the 1G is still mostly fine.
     
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    I have an eMachines desktop we bought in July 2000 that I still use to this day. Mostly for nostalgia reasons (it was our first real PC). It's too old and slow to use for anything productive, but it makes a great MUD machine (which is what I used it for in the first place). 566 MHz Intel Celeron, 128MB of RAM, 15GB hard drive, Windows 98 Second Edition. It was probably already obsolete when we bought it, but nearly 13 years later, it's still kicking and works much like it did when it was new.

    My dad has me beat though, he still uses his 1979 Apple II for real work (Visicalc).
     
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    Internet explorer 6.
     
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    talmy

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    1989 Northgate Omnikey/102 keyboard, one on my iMac and a second on my Windows machine at work. And I've got a couple of spares as well.

    [​IMG]

    I've got some computer files that go back to the mid 1970's as well. But that's not hardware.

    (And while I bought my first computer in 1979, I don't have it anymore.)
     
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    3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 video card from 1999 to play games that use Glide like Unreal and Mech Warrior just for the shiggles.
     
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    A 10GB Harddrive which came with my old Compaq Desktop Computer back in '98
     
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    I'm still using my 2005 Dell Ultrasharp 2405 FPW 24" monitor. It's still flawless after 7 years of everyday use.
     

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    RCA surround-sound system. It's 5.1, bought it in 2000. My next-oldest just died, a 19" BenQ LCD.
     
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    A toss-up between my Microsoft Wheel Mouse and the TI-84, both bought circa 2003 or about that. Stopped using it between 2007 and 2010 due to an awesome Revolution VX. That one died though, and I've been using the Microsoft since. The mouse's starting to go though -- I sometimes have to unplug and plug it in to get it working again. Really need get around to getting a new one.

    The TI-84, though, works good as new.
     
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    First generation 42 inch sharp aquous tv. Still running very well and in awesome condition.
     
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    The oldest thing I have that I use almost daily would be a Sony receiver. I'm not sure how old it is, best guess would be from the 70's. I started using back in the early 90's when my dad gave it to me to use since he bought a newer one. I love the thing, it's only hit the repair shop once which I find quite amazing.
     

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    Mine are:

    Logitech X220 speakers - still haven't found anything short of a $150 pair of studio monitors that sound as good as these. I paid ~$30 in 2001 for them. :) And you can actually still buy them, too (as evidenced by my link).

    White Apple keyboard - circa ~2004. I actually prefer it to the newer aluminum ones (keys are too low profile for my taste).

    Sanyo 27" CRT TV - bought with wedding shower money in early 2005 as our main "living room" TV because flat screens cost way too much! Since been relegated to the bedroom, but works great and has outlasted two other LCDs that replaced it (the third time we bought a plasma and it's been fantabulous). :D

    I also have a Dell Optiplex GX620 (Pentium D, 3GB RAM) that was retired from the school where I teach as a TV PC (we don't have cable; all we really use it for is to stream those "web-only" shows that aren't on Hulu Plus - The Walking Dead and Burn Notice, anyone?). Currently running XP, but I'm thinking strongly about moving it to Ubuntu.

    But my oldest piece of still-working tech is the circa 1995 Phillips-Magnavox VCR connected to my home theater setup. It's used about once a year lol, but serves as a very nice digital clock. :p
     

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