My small collection of
odd computers and video game consoles.
The Laser 128 I used to own came into my hands in 1994.... and like my
old Commodore 64... fried on me. And this one literally fried on
me - black smoke rising out of it and everything. Yeesh. In
any case, what we have here are some interesting accessories that went
along with it. What we have here are as follows: The expansion deck,
a 3.5inch external drive, and a small drafting plotter. I also have
the adapter which lets you send it to an RF modulator... yes, you needed
an adaptor for an adaptor.... yeesh.
First off, you should get to know the Laser 128 though. It was
produced by VTech (those guys who make cordless phones) in 1984, and is
essentially a Apple IIc clone with a 5.25 inch drive built directly into
I never could actually get the 3.5 inch drive to work. I've
been considering rigging a deadly weapon out of it. Next is the Expansion
Box. This attached to the side of the Laser 128, via a cumbersome
ribbon cable. Theoretically, it sat on it's bottom, but the cable always
seemed to suspend it about an inch off the table. Now, you'll notice
that the expansion ports are empty, but I believer there must be some memory
built into it - just because I was able to run some software only intended
for the Apple IIgs when I had it attached, but couldn't when it was dettached.
Finally is the plotter. This, like the 3.5inch drive, never got used
by me. But in this case it's just because... well... I don't do any
drafting. The only reason I have it is that the guy who gave it away
to me had it along with everything else. I'm missing the rod to hold
the paper though.