Imagine the reaction if something resembling the iPod was released in the 70s. People would have assumed it was some sort of extraterrestrial device. What other choice would they have? So, if the iPod had been released in the in the 70s, of course it would have looked a little different. Ok, maybe a lot different.
The Pocket Hi-Fi, an artistic creation by designer Alex Varanese, demonstrates what a different turn the technology world could have taken, at least design wise, if the required hardware was available back in the day.