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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
Gadgets October 26, 2012 posted by

Rubiks Cube Seat Table – accurate retro furnishings for the geek in you

Don’t be fooled by all the pale imitations, this Rubiks Cube Seat Table is Pantone color matched to look just like the original game cube, and it’s ten times as versatile. Not only does it do service as a go anywhere seat, but it also doubles up as a coffee table and even opens to reveal some valuable storage space for all your important little knick-knacks and so forth.


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Rubiks Cube Seat Table – accurate retro furnishings for the geek in you
heh heh! October 23, 2012 posted by

2-in-1 Breakfast Treats Maker serves up mouth-watering nostalgia

There were some things that we consumed as kids that are probably better left to memory than to experience again (Tang, Surge, PB Crisps). It’s the same as going back to a place you used to love as a child, and somehow ruining the magic of the experience you once had there. Thankfully though, there are some memories that we can relive, and will never get old. Some of those delicious memories are waffle and french toast sticks.


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2-in-1 Breakfast Treats Maker serves up mouth-watering nostalgia
Bookmark This! October 5, 2012 posted by

RetroUI – not happy with the new Windows 8 look? Then ditch it…

In the technology business you really know people are upset when developers start producing fixes for your product before it’s even been officially launched. And this is doubly true when the errant company is Microsoft and the product has anything to do with their Windows franchise. Remember the uproar when they completely altered the MS Office look and feel?


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RetroUI – not happy with the new Windows 8 look? Then ditch it…
Gadgets August 9, 2012 posted by

USB Retro Mobile MP3 Player makes music players fun again

MP3 players used to be fun, wacky and interesting and then the iPod killed the joy. Everybody tried to make them cool and sleek and boring, so now they’re either shiny white or dull dull. The whole thing is sad. But luckily there are still crazies out there, who know how to bring a bit of humor back into the gadget world.


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USB Retro Mobile MP3 Player makes music players fun again
but is it art? August 7, 2012 posted by

The current Web through the eyes of the world’s oldest web browser

Somewhere, in an alternate universe far away in space time, there’s a world where the invention of the World Wide Web stalled and never moved on from 1992. In that universe, people developed websites with all sorts of fancy navigation, services and functionality, but the only tool you could use to access it was the Lynx Web Browser, the oldest browser still in use. What does that online world look like to those user? We have the answer.


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The current Web through the eyes of the world’s oldest web browser
cool tech July 4, 2012 posted by

Kumpan Electric 1954 combines serious retro cool with lots of eco loveliness

If there’s one thing we love it’s when manufacturers combine bang up to date technology with a sense of classic style. The Germans seem particularly adept at this sort of stuff – take the Leica X2 as an example – but there are also other examples we can think of which are just as good. What is it about old style design that is so cool?


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cool tech May 21, 2012 posted by

Pyle PTCDS3UIP Trumpet Horn Turntable brings a classy touch to vinyl to MP3 conversion

You know what the world needs? More retro. All this gleaming chrome and glossy colors stuff is all right, but after a while it all begins to look the same. Maybe that’s why we’re starting to choose more materials like bamboo, to try and restore some sense of quality to the whole tech gadget thing.


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Gadgets May 10, 2012 posted by

1960s IBM Standard Issue Clock takes you back in time with style

What is it about retro style that gets the emotions pumping? What, you think I’m joking? Take a look around and notice how nice you feel when you see something made long ago which is still working well. Or something you cherish because it brings memories flooding back. See? That’s the power of retro.  


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Gadgets April 2, 2012 posted by

Retro Telephone Union Jack delivers a piece of The Empire to your living room

We’re easily confused. Sure we know it’s London Olympics year and all that, but when did the jolly old Brit flag return to favour as a fashion statement? The last time we remember this kind of stuff, was on an Austin Mini cruising down the King’s Road in 1967, and hardly any of the locals took any notice even then.


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cool tech March 8, 2012 posted by

Klever Case turns your Amazon Kindle into an absolute classic

One of the depressing things about modern gadgets is the mostly bland, grey plastic design of most of the top sellers. OK, so Apple is the standout with its gorgeous designs, but for the most part consumer technology comes in any color you like as long as it’s grey drudge. What the tech world needs is more adventurous designers and marketeers, and this bunch look like they fit the bill.


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heh heh! January 4, 2012 posted by

Get your own Adam West-era Batmobile

Sometimes, you look in the mirror, and say to yourself in a deep voice, I’m Batman. It’s okay, none of us judge you for it, mostly because we do it too. However, if you really want to start making the jump from just thinking you’re the Dark Knight to really looking the part, you can purchase the $188,000 Batmobile Replica.


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Get your own Adam West-era Batmobile
but is it art? November 8, 2011 posted by

LomoKino turns 35mm film into a 144-frame movie

There’s something beautiful about old pictures and movies shot on film. All of the imperfections of the film, the shooting and the development show through in the finished product. Rarely these days do you see anything shot on film, as only the most dedicated of people bother with it, what with the advancement of the digital age. However, if you absolutely love that look, and want to make some artistic movies of your own, you might want to check out…


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LomoKino turns 35mm film into a 144-frame movie