15 Objects We Use Daily That Changed Drastically Over Time

Nowadays, everything seems to change so fast and everything in our lives looked totally different several years ago. Certain objects have definitely changed our lives, so it’s always good to go back in time to appreciate the original designs. Who knows maybe we can get inspired for a new era!

Bright Side gathered a list of the objects we use every day that have changed beyond recognition over the years. Keep scrolling to see them all.

1. Razors

At first sight, razors look like they haven’t changed a lot, but if we can talk about the razor used right now in the modern world, they are easier to use and less dangerous.

2. Printers

Printers found in offices and homes are very small and light compared to old printers. They look completely different but present some characteristics that have made our lives way easier.

3. Speakers

We all remember the giant speakers we used to own back in the day, it’s like the bigger the speaker was the cooler it was. The Bluetooth speakers that are available now are much more practical, we can carry them around, and one thing is guaranteed — the sound quality.

4. Kitchen stoves

Old kitchen stoves were no more than a wood-burning cookstove. As the age of invention took place, stoves became better adapted to the modern kitchen.

5. Calculators

Old calculators had basic operating principles, and aside from adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers, there wasn’t much to do. Right now, a large choice of functions is available on modern calculators.

6. Vacuum cleaners

Vacuum cleaners have evolved dramatically, the function is the same but the shape, size, and cleaning conditions are different. Robot vacuum cleaners mark an uprising in household cleaning.

7. Washing machine

When searching for the history of these machines, we had no idea that the crank-operated machines that were used in the 1940s were actually washing machines. Now we’ve switched to automatic washing machines that offer a lot of different options.

8. Toaster

The first electric toaster was invented in 1893 in Scotland, and the design of old toasters is different than how we know them today. Modern ones look more aesthetically pleasing and sophisticated.

9. Women’s shoes

Women’s shoes are also part of this list because they have changed over time from silk damask shoes with buckles in the 1740s into heels.

10. Kettles

Found in almost every home around the world, kettles have come a long way from their origin when they were made from iron and needed constant cleaning. Now they’re practical, easier to use, and far more appealing.

11. Televisions

The television evolution timeline comes as no surprise, it’s one of the most common objects that has changed immensely over the years. This invention has become extremely sophisticated with much more options compared to its older versions.

12. Telephones

Telephones have changed a lot over time, they went from large and heavy tools to everyday objects we cannot live without.

13. Sunglasses

Snow goggles were invented to protect people from snow blindness and this item has developed to become the sunglasses we use every day to protect our eyes from UV light.

14. Clothing irons

Irons have had their share of transformation as well. The electronic sleek iron we use nowadays was once made of a solid piece of cast iron and needed some strength to manipulate.

15. Headphones

The first headphones were used by telephone operators. Later on, they gained popularity, especially among young people. They have quickly jumped to wireless earbuds to become one of the most important and convenient accessories used nowadays.

Which object on this list has changed beyond recognition? Let us know in the comments!

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