Posts by Category: retro

way back, way nice

future tech July 12, 2014 posted by

Qwerkywriter USB Typewriter – bring a touch of vintage to your modern machine

Something like a year ago there was this too cool to be true typewriter like attachment for iPads. It was actually too cool to be true in that it was a concept, but since so many people (yours truly included) loved the idea Qwerkytoys has created the Qwerkywriter USB Typewriter for all of your retro vintage needs.


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Qwerkywriter USB Typewriter – bring a touch of vintage to your modern machine
Gadgets April 11, 2014 posted by

Chinon Bellami HD1 – this ultra arty digital camcorder thinks it’s an 8mm movie rig

There’s definitely some sort of arty digital photography movement underway, judging by the number of people investing in cheapo CCTV lenses to fit onto their standard digital cameras. But now there’s a new name in town, trying to make the whole thing much more respectable.


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Chinon Bellami HD1 – this ultra arty digital camcorder thinks it’s an 8mm movie rig
cool tech March 14, 2014 posted by

DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set – induction based board lights up your game

Chess is such a noble endeavor, don’t you think? What with all that thinking, and calculating and laughter. Lots of laughter. But there’s not a chess master in the world whose game wouldn’t improve with a decent set of playing thingies, which is where this DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set comes into play.


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DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set – induction based board lights up your game
retro December 19, 2013 posted by

Impossible Spectra First Edition Camera – Photograph the present with the past

Way back in the old days, when our parents had to walk uphill both ways when going to and from school… in the snow, photography seemed like magic, requiring knowledge of shutter speeds and apertures and other types of nonsense. Then, something wonderful happened, and that wonderful moment has been recaptured.


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Impossible Spectra First Edition Camera – Photograph the present with the past
Gadgets November 20, 2013 posted by

Thumbs Up iRecorder – old school tape recorder meets cool iPhone speaker. Crazy happens…

You know how we all ache for those simpler times back in the 80s, when mixtapes weren’t digital and things had to bright colors and not matt metallic grey? Yeah those times. OK, maybe they weren’t that great after all, but they feel like they should have been great.


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Thumbs Up iRecorder – old school tape recorder meets cool iPhone speaker. Crazy happens…
Gadgets October 18, 2013 posted by

Electrohome Retro Hi-Fi System – a walnut finish plus USB vinyl to MP3 recording? Sign us up…

Yes yes we admit everything. We’re complete suckers for retro, even if it’s the kind that we didn’t really think looked that good first time round. Funny isn’t it, how we can come full circle to buying new stuff which looks exactly like the stuff folks were throwing out in yard sales for a couple of bucks just a decade or two ago? Weird.


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Electrohome Retro Hi-Fi System – a walnut finish plus USB vinyl to MP3 recording? Sign us up…