Vintage Video: 15 Funniest Tech Ads

Tech ads just aren't what they used to be.

Sure, you have your robot phone wars and naked spokeswomen in bathtubs (what was she selling, again?). But missing are the cheesy songs, silly slogans, and giant gadgets that made the tech ads of yesteryear so wonderful to watch.

OK -- maybe "wonderful" is the wrong word. But looking back on them now, it's hard not to find them amusing. And, yes, a little embarrassing.

Don't take my word for it. Check out these 15 vintage tech commercials for yourself. If all the obsolete technology doesn't put a smile on your face, surely the cameo by a young William Shatner will bring you some joy.

For more retro tech laughs, be sure to take our tour of the best magazine tech ads from the past, too. The Bee Gees, Bill Cosby, and a 20-something Bill Gates all await you.

1. Mario on Atari

See, now if Microsoft had hired this guy instead of Seinfeld, that churro campaign could have really taken off.

2. Sony Super Walkman

I wore this to the gym myself just the other day. If you think people looked at me funny for the Walkman, you should have seen the glares I got for the green leotard.

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