The Pac-Man Phone

In 1982, Pac-Mania was in fell effect and according to this blurb from Joystik magazine, we could expect many Pac-Man related consumer product in the comic year. Including the very awesome looking Pac-Man phone. Sadly I say “looking” because the phone was not of the highest quality. My friend managed to break his in less then a month and he never fully recovered from the trauma. Not 100% but I have read that this was the first phone sold by the Bell with an outpulse push button dial.

Look at all those other items. I definitely had the Pac-Man toothbrush, but not sure about the other items.

The AtariTel “Eagle” Full Duplex Speakerphone – The Atari Phone

Back in the heyday of Atari, they start working on consumer products that never made it to market. Which is of course a real shame because not only were the products technically interesting, but many like the AtariTel “Eagle” Full Duplex Speakerphone were beautifully designed. I would buy an Atari phone today if they decided to make one that looks like this.

Atari phone

For more photos and info the Eagle, drop by the AtariTel “Eagle” Full Duplex Speakerphone [@] The Atari Museum