When it came out in 1943, Motorola's Walkie-Talkie SCR-300 was less about the workplace than it was about the war effort. The US Army commissioned this mammoth two-way radio to use during the Second World War.
1927 may have been the birth of the television set, but this Motorola TV set from 1950 is a direct channel down memory lane. Using vacuum tubes to control current, the TV's two front-side buttons control contrast and brightness as well as volume and changing stations.
...it's a laptop. Yes, a laptop. Never mind that 1987's dimensions would overflow your lap and crush your limbs, Samsung's first portable effort (a first for Korea, too) was the precursor of more refined personal electronics to come.
What's better than watching kernels of corn pop? Watching TV while standing in front of a device spewing electromagnetic radiation! In 1983, this microwave oven also served the morning news on a 5-inch screen.