Top 10 Outdated Tech Products We Still Use Today

There’s tons of old technology that still works – and, we still use it even though there are better options out there. Do you still play retro video games on an old console? Is there still an AM/FM radio in your house? Or how about a standard definition television? If so, you’re as guilty as the rest of us of using obsolete technologies that refuse to die. WatchMojo takes a look at ten out-of-date tech products that we still use (for some reason).

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00:40 #10: AM/FM Radios
01:38 #9: 3.5mm Audio Jacks
02:38 #8: Retro Video Game Cartridges & Consoles
03:33 #7: Standard-Definition Televisions
04:28 #6: Digital Cameras
05:21 #5: Fax Machines
06:36 #4: Landline Telephones
07:42 #3, #2 & #1???

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  1. outdated ? well music video’s, everyone made one to promote their songs
    back then, today none are around, yet i still love me some of them every
    now and then, like here on YT

  2. I’m surprised you didn’t include a really easy use of the watch – it’s

    I work in retail, if I want to know what time it is, I either have to find
    the three clocks in the entire store, or I check my phone and be *that*
    employee who is just on their phone. Even if I just glance to see the time
    it looks really bad and my boss will always be looking the moment my phone
    leaves my pocket.

    Or, I could just move my wrist up and hey there’s the time and I don’t look
    like a shit employee.

  3. There’s another reason for physical things like CDs and books over digital
    services. You actually *own* it. I’m not talking warm fuzzy decorative
    value here like the video smarms about. I’m talking about the damn
    copyright laws being different. Digital content is a perma-lease with a
    company you hope will be there in 20+ years. You cannot will your iTunes to
    your heirs. Libraries can only “loan” e-books a number of times before they
    vanish or a new deal has to be worked out with the publisher. Until we have
    a consumer-favored overhaul in this area it’s best for a collector to have
    “obsolete” items that we have right of first use over.

  4. I don’t agree with the wrist watch being on the list as cellphone are brick
    when it runs out of battery.Always turning on the display for checking
    time, stop watch etc, reduces the phone battery a critical thing while on
    travel with minimum accessories eg. battery pack with I don’t carry. I
    don’t find mobile a replacement for a device which tell accurate time, has
    features such as stop watch, timezones, timer, alarm clock and will require
    battery changes at most a year or two later than a Avg. mobile which is
    useless if it runs out of battery.

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