Sure, the 1980s had some downsides (the haircuts! the leg warmers! all that neon!). 

But scrunchied-ponytails aside, it was also a decade of technological strides and advances — and some totally awesome gadgets. 

From the actually groundbreaking to the simply fun, there are definitely some gizmos that we wish were still around today. 

You can't talk about '80s tech without mentioning the Sony Walkman. The TPS-L2 model even had two headphone jacks for social listening.

The Nintendo NES came bundled with Super Mario Bros. so ... enough said?

We loved the ZX Spectrum, a personal home computer that featured classics like Atic Atac and Manic Miner.

Sure, Armatron couldn't do all that much, but this crane-like robot still seemed high-tech at the time.

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