In the late 70s, Sony released the Walkman, a portable audio cassette player with lightweight headphones which revolutionized music listening habits. Now you could enjoy music anywhere and at any time. In keeping with emerging technologies, the cassette-based Walkman evolved into the CD-based Discman and other similar digital media devices in the 90s. Progress would eventually lead us to the iPod and family, a line of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first of these was released in 2001, and the rest is history.

Today, we live in the digital age of iPads, tablet computers and smart phones. Local device storage of media has given way to streaming services, with immense libraries of content available anywhere with one touch of your screen. A typical modern smart phone clock is 32,600 times faster than the best Apollo-era computers and could perform instructions 120,000,000 times faster. It’s also almost a thousand times faster than the mid-'80s Cray-2 Supercomputer!

Handheld game consoles, whose history began with iconic systems like Nintendo’s Game Boy, have also matured into platforms like the Nintendo Switch, capable not only of portable game play, but also of integration into full-scale home entertainment systems.

How can Metro Pawn & Gun help?

At Metro Pawn and Gun, we have a wide selection of personal electronics. Although the actual life expectancy of modern electronic hardware is substantial, we find ourselves endlessly upgrading our devices for fear of obsolescence, or in keeping step with technological developments. This condition creates a bountiful inventory of gently used equipment that still performs well and meets the expectations of most users. Likewise, it generates demand for product from those of us who do not wish to pay a premium for the latest iteration of the product you just bought a few months ago. So regardless of whether you are on the cutting edge of technology ownership, or happy with something that does what you need and saves you money at the end of the day, we can help.   

Our inventory of electronic devices covers a lot of territory. Need a desktop computer without having to sell your car to get it?  Want an Xbox console with enough games to ‘save the universe’ several times over?   Looking to get rid of that ‘high-end’ digital camera outfit because your phone now takes better pictures?  If you wish to buy, sell or pawn any type of personal electronics, visit us at Metro Pawn & Gun in Minneapolis.

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