While the future is exciting, there is something special about tech from days gone. In an attempt to evoke some serious nostalgia, we decided to take a look back at six classic tech products that were once at the forefront of innovation. 1. THE FIRST SONY WALKMAN Long before smartphones and wireless headphones, there was Sony's first personal stereo cassette player. Released in 1979, the astonishing product was the brainchild of Sony’s legendary chairman, Masaru Ibuka. After growing tired of lugging Sony’s TC-D5 stereo tape recorders with him on international flights, Ibuka tasked his then-deputy Norio Ohga with creating a solution. Using elements from other devices, Ohga was able to develop the Sony Walkman TPS-L2 — a blue-and-silver portable cassette player with chunky buttons, headphones, a leather case and dual earphone jacks so two people could listen at once. Impressed by the product, Ibuka pushed to create a version of the device the company could sell to consumers. Just four months later, the Japanese tech giant had developed 30,000 units for sale, with the device costing $A200. With Sony only managing to sell 3,000 units in the first month, concerns were raised about the appeal of the product. However, when Sony representatives took to the streets of Tokyo to showcase the product, word quickly spread and the Walkman sold out just one month later. Released in 1979, the astonishing product was the brainchild of Sony’s legendary chairman, Masaru Ibuka.Source:Supplied 2. TAMAGOTCHI If you looked at schoolyard during the late 90s, there was a pretty good chance you would have seen a Tamagotchi. Flaunted as the “the world’s first virtual pet”, the product has sold more than 76 million units worldwide since its 1996 release. The keychain-sized simulation game saw players begin with a tiny egg, which hatches a virtual animal. Players were tasked with caring for the animal with various functions — feeding it, playing with it, disciplining it and cleaning up its waste. The level of care given to the virtual pet directly influenced the stages of growth. If there was a high level of care given to the creature, it would develop into a smart and happy adult, which