KoalaPad Touch Tablet was using ‘Pad’ before the iPad

Touch technology and tablets in 1984 was quite too early for its commercial primetime but Koala Technologies made one for the Commodore, Apple and Atari machines. They even got the ‘Pad’ name and a Koala as a mascot without people chuckling.

photo taken from http://www.richardlagendijk.nl/cip/joystick/item/koala_pad/en

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