We went through the archives of Electronic House from 1989 to pull out some old gems.
Electronic House Buying Guide 1989
HAI Model 1503
Mastervoice Butler-in-a-Box
MKO
Unity Systems Home Manager
Ultraflo
Parks Associates
Home Automation Systems
X10
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Electronic House Buying Guide 1989

Included in the “World’s Biggest Listing of Home Automation Products and Sources” are a handful of ads from winners and flops.

One of the winners is Electronic House, which still puts out a Buyer’s Guide that looks markedly better than this one from 1989.

Pictured on the cover are HAI’s flagship 1503 in stylish black (bottom left) and the Magic Mansion MM200 (bottom right).

(Thanks, Rick Schuett)

Read more: 9 Hilarious Old-School Automation Ads