The Apple Powerbook 100 has been chosen as the greatest gadget of all time, by US magazine Mobile PC.
The 1991 laptop was chosen because it was one of the first “lightweight” portable computers and helped define the layout of all future notebook PCs.
The magazine has compiled an all-time top 100 list of gadgets, which includes the Sony Walkman at number three and the 1956 Zenith remote control at two.
Gadgets needed moving parts and/or electronics to warrant inclusion.
The magazine staff compiled the list and specified that gadgets also needed to be a “self-contained apparatus that can be used on its own, not a subset of another device”.