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Apple came up with some pretty weird products back in the 80s

Apple might be one of the largest tech companies in the world, but did you know that way back in the 1980s, it also tried to be one of the largest general merchandise companies? In an old catalog called ‘Apple Collection’, the company tried its hand at selling Mac-inspired products like surfboards, toy trucks, baseball caps, and colored knits, mugs, and umbrellas. Suffice to say these didn’t sell as well as their tech counterparts.

Check out some of the weirdest items in the collection below, with prices adjusted for inflation. You can see the rest of the scanned catalog photos over on Imgur.

Via Gizmodo

The Apple-Braun iCalculator, price today: US$172
The Apple-Braun iCalculator, price today: US$172
The iDecanter, price today: US$86
The iDecanter, price today: US$86
The iClip, price today: US$6
The iClip, price today: US$6
The iDesk, price today: US$866
The iDesk, price today: US$866
The iToy Truck, price today: US$60
The iToy Truck, price today: US$60

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