Life Changing Gadgets

After the hundreds of comments and stories of gadget pain in Gadget Confessions I feel it's time to move onto something a bit cheerier.

The year was 1988.

For my birthday I got a Sega Master System from that point on I was a gamer. This clunky box with it's huge game cartridges for me was the epitome of technology! Since then I have owned various consoles many far superior to the Master System but I still consider that day a turning point.

And so over to you.

What piece of technology should be in The Verge hall of fame?

Doesn't have to have sold millions of units or be the most powerful machine on the planet. Just because you love it!