Will the real Slim Sony please stand up? ’78-9 Sony Remote

Submitted by StoryTroy November 23rd, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

’78 and ’79 were incredible years for radio courtesy of our AWMoK Kitschmaster General, but on the off chance you felt like catching EWF or Maxine Nightengale performing on television, you’d have had your digits wrapped around this slim little number as you watched them on your Sony Trinitron:

This sexy stainless steel beauty is over seven inches long and isn’t so much a remote as an infrared magic wand. She may lack curves, but this longest, skinniest number in my collection is still a beauty to me.

Here’s the original ad, predating the point in history where the screen size and picture quality eventually overtook the groovy remote as the major sales point:

2 Responses to “Will the real Slim Sony please stand up? ’78-9 Sony Remote”

  1. Allee Willis

    And you know that Earth, Wind & Fire and Maxine Nightingale were all over the airwaves in 1979 so I’m going to agree that many a finger stumbled over the buttons on this Sony Remote Commander flipping to Soul Train, American Bandstand or The Midnight Special in search of my songs, ‚ÄúSeptember‚Äù, ‚ÄúBoogie Wonderland‚Äù and ‚ÄúLead Me On‚Äù!

    I remember long tall remotes like this. They always looked so modern to me.

    I love the ad pushing the remote as being a reason to invest in a Sony.

    I absolutely remember Sony Trinitrons being my TV brand of choice.