Opinion – what's your favourite unsung gadget hero?

Which criminally overlooked gadget changed your tech life?

From the Acorn Archimedes through to the Sony Walkman and Apple iPhone, certain gadgets stand out as great influential icons of their time. But for every award-winning tech celebrity, a criminally overlooked gadget paces around in the shadows grumbling about the notoriety that somehow eluded him.

Well, now is the time to give the unsung heroes of the tech world their due. Which little known gadget changed your tech world and deserves to be celebrated? Were you an early adopter of the Archos Jukebox (above), or did something altogether more esoteric illuminate your formative years? Let us know in the comments below and you and your nominated gizmo could appear in the November issue of Stuff (out on 5th October).