So much of our communication happens on screens these days, it can be easy to forget how we even managed twenty or thirty years ago. Thankfully, not everyone has forgotten. Introducing the Vestaboard.

This app-controlled mechanical display is designed to present messages you write on their app, or it can synch with Twitter, Google calendar, and Slack to show your upcoming appointments, most urgent message, or popular tweets. As if that wasn’t enough, the board can synch with Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home for use of voice commands. Vestaboard even offers up the option to do all of the heavy lifting for you, sending you a quote of the day to display on your device.

Purchase: $1,850