Looks like a disassembled SNES cartridge in the front left.
Speakers in there….who knows on the brand, but I'd guess Creative.
Is that the circuits for a floppy drive back there? Beneath it is the case it came out of.
I see the cover for an expansion port for a PC.
You've got sharp eyes, SirPaul. (I bet you were a champion Waldo watcher as a kid.) There's no end to a toothbrush's versatility.
Layne's on the right track in general, although there are two hard drives in the image, and no floppy drives at all. And believe it or not, even I don't know what that white/gray box is with the terminal strip on it.
Chrisbones, the controller is not in the way. I was just meaning to sort it (i.e. put it in its correct storage bin in my garage). It's a spare controller for the 2nd player, and I think I even have the box for it. Pretty neat stuff. Playing two-player Armor Attack! is fun.
Looking past the obvious vintage gear, I believe I see a blue D-sub connector in the drawer, above what looks like an IDC-style crimp-on ribbon-cable connector (behind and above the soon-to-be-vintage ribbon cable on the desk)
8″ disk holder
What looks to me an MFM hard drive circuit board (unattached) sitting on top of the drive itself
An open Nintendo game cart?
Altec-Lansing speaker pair
Some sort of desk calculator
A PC expansion card slot cover
The thing with the terminal strip on the back reminds me of an old-school modem
At last, Sellam mentions the MFM HD. It's an ST-251. There's actually another HD tucked in there just under the shelf from an old Zenith laptop. Great work — and sharp eagle eyes there. Like I said, it was a bunch of misc junk that I needed to sort. And you're right about most of it, Sellam. Those are indeed chips in the styrofoam, and the board under the notepad is a Western Digital MFM controller card. If this were a contest, you'd win.
…I have those same Altec Lansing speakers… except I bet those don't have the groovy Radio Shack toggle power switch on the back… or the square hole mysteriously labeled "Power"
The power button died so I ripped it off the pcb and wired in the togle switch and drilled a hole in the back of the case…. it's got some spiffy white on yellow embossed labeles for "on" and "off". it was the first time I'd ever used a soldering iron without someone elses assistance.