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Gadgets September 26, 2013 posted by

Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera – retro style lets you instantly re-live those memories as they happen

What is it about the sight of a bit of chrome and black leatherette that makes camera equipment so exotic and appealing? Is it our ingrained memories of the early days of photography, when trudging around the world clutching these frail things called personal cameras was all the rage? Snapping photos of famous landmarks was so much fun back then.


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Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Camera – retro style lets you instantly re-live those memories as they happen
Gadgets September 7, 2013 posted by

iCooly – take your phone back to the dark ages with a bit of retrofitting

We’ve got to admit to being a tad confused by all this retro rush back to yesterday, especially when it comes to things like mobile phones. The whole point of a ‘mobile’ phone is the fact that it’s…well…mobile, right? So what’s with all the accessories which try and make the things less mobile? Are we missing something here?


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iCooly – take your phone back to the dark ages with a bit of retrofitting
cool tech August 28, 2013 posted by

The Red Ferret Throwback Machine (bringing you the best from the Red Ferret archives)

As you may know dear readers, the Red Ferret is one of the original technology/gadget blogs, having been started by our esteemed founder Nigel back in 2000.  Since then the Red Ferret crew has published more than 20,000 articles covering all sorts of weird, incredible and downright ridiculous stuff! Anyway, we thought it might be interesting to take a regular look back at some of the most popular posts from our recent (and not-so-recent) history. So here you go:


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The Red Ferret Throwback Machine (bringing you the best from the Red Ferret archives)
Free Software August 21, 2013 posted by

XNRetro – turn your crisp focused photos into blurred retro and impress your friends [Freeware]

We have to confess to being rather confused by the current retro image fetish which seems to have started around the time Instagram hit the streets. So what’s it about? Is it because our digital cameras are too perfect, and we hate perfection? Or is it an unconscious desire to travel back to a past era when men were men and cameras were erratic and untrustworthy?


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XNRetro – turn your crisp focused photos into blurred retro and impress your friends [Freeware]
Awesome June 17, 2013 posted by

Wooden iPod Steampunk Wristwatch – there’s so much more to time than mere minutes, don’t you think…?

Wrist watches may be going out of fashion in a general sense, but for some people the idea of strapping on a real ticking or purring timepiece still holds a large amount of fascination. Of course it’s often just to show off with some garish lump of metal, but sometimes you’re lucky enough to see true cool.


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Wooden iPod Steampunk Wristwatch – there’s so much more to time than mere minutes, don’t you think…?
Awesome April 1, 2013 posted by

Typewriter Arm Guard – Steampunk gadgetry at its finest

Does your inner steampunk cry out for more awesome gear in your everyday life? There are some gizmos and gadgets that look pretty fantastical, but what makes them amazing is when they’re fully functional rather than just being a prop piece.  If you’re in the market for a new Bluetooth keyboard, then do I have a find for you.


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Typewriter Arm Guard – Steampunk gadgetry at its finest
Fun & Games March 28, 2013 posted by

RetroN 3 is bringing back your childhood

There was a time when games were much less (and sub-sequentially more) complicated. Tutorials didn’t take six or more hours, quick-time events didn’t exist, and it was all about skills. While there are still games out there that require some level of proficiency, you really can’t beat the classics. While they don’t really sell the consoles of old anymore, it doesn’t mean you can’t still play games from that time in gaming history.


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RetroN 3 is bringing back your childhood
Gadgets February 15, 2013 posted by

Pyle Retro Rechargeable Briefcase Turntable – charge it, carry it, play it loud…

Who said vinyl was dead? Sure you’re not going to find it in your iTunes locker, or sadly not on your local high street even, but search hard enough and you’ll discover little islands of platter lovers and DJs who use the format all the time. And just to prove it, here’s a new product which aims to restore some of the romance to the genre.


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Pyle Retro Rechargeable Briefcase Turntable – charge it, carry it, play it loud…
Gadgets February 5, 2013 posted by

REW Wire Spooler – keep those earbuds under control with a bit of stylish retro

The news this week that Sony has just manufactured its last MiniDisc player will come as a shock to all those who remembered the hoo-ha when this tech originally launched back in 1992. Twenty one years doesn’t seem a huge amount of time for a product life time, but actually we’re not worried. We know that sometime soon, maybe in about 7 years or so, the minidisc will make some sort of comeback, if only as a retro icon aimed…


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REW Wire Spooler – keep those earbuds under control with a bit of stylish retro
cool tech January 22, 2013 posted by

USB Typewriter Conversion Kit – turn your old typewriter into a computer or tablet keyboard

We just can’t get away from the old stuff, can we? No sooner do they start making cell phones tiny enough to fit into a teacup, than we go out and start buying add-ons which make them look like a brick. Crazy! So why then are we surprised to see that some enterprising soul has come up with a kit for converting an old manual typewriter into a fully functioning USB computer keyboard?


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USB Typewriter Conversion Kit – turn your old typewriter into a computer or tablet keyboard
retro January 1, 2013 posted by

Frescolino 1 is one snazzy food storage accessory

If you share a living space with other people who like to eat, there’s a good chance you have to safeguard the food you put in the fridge. Sometimes housemates don’t even know boundaries when you put your name on something. While you don’t want to have it out with someone over food, there are ways to keep your munchies away from sticky fingers by having a mini fridge. There are all different kinds of options out there, but how…


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Frescolino 1 is one snazzy food storage accessory
Gadgets November 21, 2012 posted by

Pyle Retro Home Phone – convert your expensive smartphone into an 1899 era ding-a-dong

Who can resist the lure of the vintage years? The cosy fireside mealtimes, the gentle smell of polluted industrial wastelands mixed in with all that lovely…cough…cigarette smoke? There’s no question that the old times were the best times, otherwise why would we all constantly try and recreate them by turning our modern things into retro toys?


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Pyle Retro Home Phone – convert your expensive smartphone into an 1899 era ding-a-dong