Trinitron Color Monitor (1977)

At a time when personal TVs had started dropping in price, this set enlarged Sony market share through its winning design. Nicknamed the "CITATION" after a type of jet, it was inspired by a monitor one might find in a jet cockpit. It was also the heyday of wood grain finishes, which made its plastic-coated case (reassuringly solid from metal underneath) a bold, powerful, and portable design.