Saturday, February 4, 2012

Electron Echo | Little Mini Pocket Piano Keyboard



The Electron Echo mini piano was so cool.


Who remembers the Electron Echo little mini pocket keyboard pianos?

I honestly have no recollection of when these vintage mini pianos were popular, I'm guessing very early 1980s or late 1970s. I'm having trouble finding any info about them. They came in pink for girls and blue for boys. They were packaged in a little inexpensive plastic case which included a simplistic music song book.

Please post a comment if you had one or recall seeing them back in the days. I'd love to find one of these Electron Echo tiny mini pocket keyboards

25 comments:

Unknown said...

I totally had one of these. It had to be early 80s for me to remember them! I thought it was awesome.

alicia said...

i LOVE when you post something that i totally forgot existed and then i see it and the memories come flooding back! i had a little pink one and i loved the shit out of it. <3

Knitopia said...

I had one of these! I'm younger than you, so early '80s makes more sense for me as well.

Blast from the Past said...

I don't remember these... must have been a more of an '80s thing.

Nichole said...

I had one and I was born 1981 so they must have still been around late 80s for me to remember playing it!

Melissa said...

I think I had 3 or 4 of these over the mid 80s time span. They were the best when they battery ran low and the keys made distorted sounds...better with time. :)

Amber said...

I had one also. Maybe around 1988?! I remember when the batteries started to wear down it would sound so funny.

Deathycat said...

I had one of these things. I remember them being popular in the early nineties. The last time I saw one it was around 98. ^_^

Ian's Mommy said...

I remember these from music class in elementary school, which would have been the early 90s

Marji said...

I had one!! Where are you finding this stuff?

Marji said...

I totally had one of these!! I loved it and drove my big sister and probably my parent too crazy!

DinosaurPrince said...

Oh my gosh, I totally had one of these. I think I got it in the mid 80s, probably around grade 2, or 3. I think they were long out of fashion, by then. I had so much fun with it! I forgot they even existed.

BubblegumBengal said...

I had one in the early to mid 80's, my mom got it for me at the flea-market behind Green Acres.

Amanda said...

born in 84 and i remember these!

Shiven said...

I had first baught it in 1995 from china and I still have a yellow one and my village brothers had pink ones. I also had a blue with pictures of animals like cat etc. on a transparent compass box. I am from India.

JenniferLGP said...

I actually have one that looks exactly like this pink one. It's sitting right next to me now. I had one in the early 80's also so when I saw this one cleaning out an attic at a deceased friends house a few years back, nostalgia insisted I hold onto it. But it's just been sitting around for a while now so I'm going to list it on eBay today. If I didn't know better the one I have looks almost new and still works great. So if anyone's interest just type Electron Echo Mini Piano into the search bar of eBay.

Sandeep Jadwani said...

Yes i do remember these.. in fact i am still looking for one for my collection. Not only i had a good time with this awesome toy but also this was the foundation stone which marked the beginning of my musical journey and brought me here where i am today.. playing with bands and composing original music. Long live Electron Echo Mini Piano!! Long live the 80's!!!!

Sandeep Jadwani said...

yes i do remember these from my childhood days..it was late 80's and i used to be glued to this little thingy. Not only i had some really good time playing it, but this awesome toy is also the foundation stone of my musical journey which has brought me to this day when i am playing with bands and composing my original music. Long Live Electron Echo mini piano!! long live 80's!!!

P.S. I am still looking for one, for my personal collection. if anybody has an extra and willing to sell it, please do let me know

Ame Conine said...

This exact one came to mind last weekend when I asked my (older) brother if he remembered them. I know that he & I both had one. We lost EVERYTHING from our childhood, so just seeing these things puts me in a happy place!!!

Ginny G. said...

8-5-4-3-2-4-7-1
Yes, folks, that is the musical code to Santa Claus is coming to Town. I memorized the crap out of that song on my mini piano and cannot shake it to this day. I'm now 35.
Xo

Ginny G. said...

8-5-4-3-2-4-7-1
Yes, folks, that is the musical code to Santa Claus is coming to Town. I memorized the crap out of that song on my mini piano and cannot shake it to this day. I'm now 35.
Xo

Jamie Kibler Crousore said...

5-6-5-4-3-4-5-2-3-4-3-4-5-5-6-5-4-3-4-5 2-5-3-1

Mary had a little lamb :) I'm 32 and taught my 9 year old how to play this way. What great memories....sure do miss this little piano.

Liza Reynolds said...

So glad I found this! They sold them at the little store in my town, so I ended up with a few of them. I was pretty young, so it would've been mid-80's. My cousin & I had a creepy experience with one playing by itself. We broke it & it kept playing on its own, (a weird malfunction, I'm sure, but as little kids it creeped us out.) When I tell that story, & try to describe these tiny little keyboards from the 80's, nobody ever has a clue what I'm talking about. I've googled it a bunch of times & found nothing. I was starting to think our tiny little town was the only place these things ever existed!

PeachPod said...

I remember these! My brother and I both had one. I remember when the battery started getting weak, the sounds would get very strange sounding.

Good memories. :)

PJGH 1979 said...

I was born in 1979. I loved these!!! I had several different volors with different songs. They sold them in the grocery check out lines for a buck or two.

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