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Gadgets October 22, 2011 posted by

Leather Retro Digital Camera – happy snapper gets back to the future

Fed up with having to keep up with the Joneses? Why not fight back with this Leather Retro Digital Camera? It comes with a 12.1 megapixel resolution, 4x optical zoom and face detection, all wrapped up in a faux oldie leather and chrome outer shell. Guaranteed not to freak out Gran when you point it at her next Thanksgiving. $149.95.  It connects easily to your computer. There’s 3X optical and 4X digital zoom, smile and face detection which optimizes shots of people, red-eye reduction,…


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Fun & Games July 13, 2011 posted by

Concrete LEGOs are stronger than the real thing

I know few people that didn’t spend a good bit of their childhood playing with LEGOs (yes, the plural is technically “LEGO bricks,” but I also don’t know anyone that uses that term). While I’d like to say that such days are behind me, I have at least a few LEGO creations sitting in my office, to remind me that I’m still just a kid at heart. If you want a similar way to remind you of your youth, you…


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Concrete LEGOs are stronger than the real thing
heh heh! July 12, 2011 posted by

CBS releases official Star Trek iPad app

Just recently I decided to start watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, as I discovered it was now on Netflix. As a kid, I would watch episodes of the show after school, but only caught them once in a while. I figured it was high time that I sat down and watched it start to finish. Well my timing is good, as there is now a Star Trek app for my iPad. PADD (Personal Access Display Device) is an officially-licensed…


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CBS releases official Star Trek iPad app
Gadgets June 30, 2011 posted by

NES Controller USB Drive stores your files in retro fashion

It seems like ages have passed since the NES was what we all had at the top of our wish list. It may not be your main squeeze anymore, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still keep reminders of what once was around. If you want to store your data in style, you should look into the NES Controller USB Drive. This re-purposed NES Controller would store 32 GB of your important information, and look classy all the while. Not…


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NES Controller USB Drive stores your files in retro fashion
Gadgets May 25, 2011 posted by

Gramophone iPod Station is wonderfully Steampunk

We are living in an age that is all about the latest and greatest thing. If it’s new and shiny, we wanted it yesterday, and it’s likely going to be sold out for the next three months. For those of us out there that appreciate the old fashioned style, but want to stay at least somewhat current, you really have to hunt for aesthetically pleasing and functional items. The Gramophone iPod Station is the perfect addition to homes that want…


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Gramophone iPod Station is wonderfully Steampunk
heh heh! May 25, 2011 posted by

NES Advantage Lamp re-purposes that old joystick

There are gamers out there that likely still remember the NES Advantage that was basically a giant joystick for the classic 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. Whether or not you prefer them to today’s controllers, you’ve got to know that there are hundreds if not thousands of this classic controllers in the trash or on their way there. If you prefer to instead commemorate this controller, you can head over to Recycled Retro Gear’s Etsy and buy the NES Advantage Lamp…


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NES Advantage Lamp re-purposes that old joystick
Fun & Games May 20, 2011 posted by

Pac-Man Oven Mitts keep your kitchen geeky

If you love to bake and are in love with the nostalgia of Pac-Man, you’re going to want to look into getting the Pac-Man HotHead Oven Mitt. Sure, you could always use a regular old cloth oven mitt, but those have to go in the wash, deteriorate, and can burn if you leave it touching a high-temperature for too long. This particular oven mitt is made out of silicone, makes for an excellent protective barrier, and a remarkably easy cleanup….


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Pac-Man Oven Mitts keep your kitchen geeky
Awesome May 17, 2011 posted by

VW Camper Van Tents

From 1965 on, you would see hordes of hippies traveling around the US in Volkswagen Camper Vans. The chances of seeing these gas-guzzling giants around are near impossible anymore, especially with high fuel prices. If you still want to travel with all that hippie style, you may want to look into getting the VW Camper Van Tent. This 1:1 scale replica of the 1965 Camper is officially licensed by Volkswagen, and has color choices of red, yellow, or blue. Although…


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VW Camper Van Tents
Fun & Games May 12, 2011 posted by

Star Trek “Crew” Keyboard Mouse Set

If you are a big fan of the original Star Trek series, you might want to take a gander at the “Crew” Keyboard and mouse Set. The keyboard has forever commemorated the Star Trek Enterprise, and the crew will be at your fingertips on the mouse. Although the mouse looks like it was made 30 years, ago, it has wired and wireless configurations. The keys are very low profile so typing is comfy and the picture of the Enterprise won’t…


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Star Trek “Crew” Keyboard Mouse Set
Fun & Games April 20, 2011 posted by

Turn your iPhone 4 into a NES cartridge

Novelty phone cases really aren’t my thing. There’s just something about carrying around a phone that’s supposed to look like sushi (or something equally strange) that just holds no appeal for me. However, being the huge geek I am, there are a few that will catch my eye. One such case is this NES iPhone 4 case. Any gamer that grew up on the original Nintendo console in the late 80’s and early 90’s will be able to appreciate this…


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Turn your iPhone 4 into a NES cartridge
Gadgets April 19, 2011 posted by

The Atari 400 Keyboard, for nostalgic gamers

If you’re ever in the market for a new keyboard, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of them available. If you’re content to shop at your local electronics store, you’ll be limited to maybe 15 or so, but when you take your search online, there are hundreds, if not thousands to choose from. Many of them are rather mundane, but sometimes you come across a gem like this Atari 400 Style Keyboard. This is definitely one of those…


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The Atari 400 Keyboard, for nostalgic gamers
Fun & Games March 18, 2011 posted by

Space Invader Multi-Tool

Space Invaders is one of those classic games where the objective and gameplay are both very obvious. Move back and forth while shooting lasers to fend off the alien horde. If it were any more simple, you’d be playing Pong. Well here’s a  Space Intruder multi-tool that is likely the hated relative of the Space Invaders. Instead of trying to destroy human kind, this Intruder offers a helping hand for our everyday problems. This is actually hardly a “multi-tool” but…


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Space Invader Multi-Tool
Fun & Games March 16, 2011 posted by

Retro Arcade Cake Mould – allow a few crumbs to invade your space

There are few things that go together as well as delicious cake and geeky games, so this Retro Arcade Cake Mould should find a popular place in the kitchens of just about every nerdy cook on the planet. Bake me to your leader? Indeed. £9.99 (ingredients not included).  Our Retro Arcade Cake Moulds are designed to hit the sweet tooth of all die-hard gamers of old, those of us who spent all our pocket money on Space Invaders, Asteroids, and…


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cool tech March 5, 2011 posted by

Samson Meteor USB Mic – shiny condensor mic promises shiny recordings

This Samson Meteor USB Microphone comes with a cartoid pickup and a diaphragm condenser. We’re not exactly sure what any of that means, but we suspect you’ll get some high quality recording for your money. It’s also got a slinky 22 carat gold plated body and nice retro styling which will make you feel like old King George giving one of those famous speeches, but of course that’s probably not the best marketing incentive around, is it? $149.99.  This microphone features a cardioid pickup pattern and a large diaphragm condenser…


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Awesome February 4, 2011 posted by

iRetrofone Steampunk – iPhone dock provides the ultimate in cool for your desktop

This iRetrofone Steampunk is a gorgeous, scrumptious iPhone dock which gives your state of the art gadget huge gobs of yesteryear style. The hand painted unit routes the audio into the handset and also serves as a charger and sync station, so you don’t lose any functionality. Oh and it’s apparently safer for you radiation-wise. So why do we find Victorian clunky so darned attractive, eh? Priced at $350.00.  The iRetrofone Base is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset and…


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