The European tech blog Tech Digest saw fit to name the top 10 gadgets that are due for a revival. The Apple Newton and Etch-a-Sketch were mentioned but at Number 10 was the Sinclair C5. About 12,000 of these 3-wheeled electrified shopping carts were built in 1985. Before the year's end the company was out of business. Rightly so, it could be considered a forerunner to the Segway but the editors at Tech Digest think it could be brought back as a solar-powered vehicle. The original Sinclair used a washing-machine motor and deep-discharge 12-volt battery for power. I think technology has advanced a little since then.

[Source: Tech Digest]


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