Sony's iconic cassette Walkman, the Soda Stream and VHS home video recorder all remain dear to our hearts and have helped the 1980s get voted as our favourite decade for new technology in a poll.
Unsurprising then that sales of retro items have soared over the last 12 months by 415 per cent - a trend electronics analysts expect to continue well into the future.
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The Sony Walkman was rated top gadget ever by one in ten Britons polled, beating the iPod.
Production of the Walkman ran from 1979 to 2010 and 220 million units were sold.
The 1990s were voted the second most popular decade, accounting for 28 per cent of peoples' favourite gadgets, with the DVD player clinching the top spot.
The Nintendo Gameboy was voted second by one in 14 - beating off stiff competition from Sony's PlayStation, which came third in the poll of 2,000 people by online retailer Pixmania.com.
And children's toys Tamagotchi and Furby helped push the nineties into second place.
Released in 1998, a staggering 40million Furby units were sold in the first three years of production - with two per cent rating it their favourite gadget, with three per cent voting for Tamagotchis.
TOP TEN GADGETS OF THE 1980S
- VHS Video Recorder
- Soda Stream
- Electric Toothbrush
- Cassette Recorder
- ZX Spectrum
- Casio Digital Watch
- Speak & Spell
The iPhone was voted best gadget of the 'noughties', followed by the Wireless Home Router and PlayStation 3.
Peter Jenkinson, toy and gadget expert and owner of Toyology.tv, said: 'Clearly Brits have a deep nostalgia and enduring love for games and gadgets from the 1980s and 1990s.
'Apple may well be the flavour of the moment, but it remains to be seen in this rapidly evolving technology market whether we will still have a love affair with the brand and their products in 30 years' time.'
Ulric Jerome, executive director of Pixmania.com, said: 'It's great to see Brits embracing a mixture of both old and new when it comes to tech.
'We've seen a surge in demand for retro-type gadgets over the past year as companies look back to their most iconic designs for inspiration.
'Customers are embracing new updates of old gadgets and the trend seems set to continue.'
Current trend: Apple's iPhone was voted the best gadget of the 2000s
TOP TEN GADGETS OF THE 1990S
- Sat Nav
- George Foreman Grill
- Super Nintendo
- Sega Mega Drive
- Nokia 3210