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Fun & Games December 22, 2010 posted by

Mattel finally crafts a realistic Ghostbusters PKE Meter

It’s funny how long it takes a company to get around to making good toys that tie into a franchise. I mean, the first movie is as old as I am. I remember having a toy Proton Pack, PKE Meter and Ghost Trap when I was young. The only thing that didn’t look right was the PKE Meter. It seemed that they modeled it after the one used in the cartoon. It didn’t bother me too much, as I was…


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Mattel finally crafts a realistic Ghostbusters PKE Meter
Gadgets December 15, 2010 posted by

Get a classic NEOGEO Gamepad for your PS3

The PS3 controller feels like a well-polished piece of gaming equipement. After all, the basic design has remained mostly untouched since the original PlayStation was released back in 1994. However, despite it being a good fit for most games, SNK doesn’t think it quite stacks up against their old NEOGEO gamepad, at least not when playing games that originated on their console. Thus, the decided to release their own custom USB controller, which is PS3-compatible. The resulting controller appears to…


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Get a classic NEOGEO Gamepad for your PS3
Awesome December 15, 2010 posted by

TRON inspired Skatecycle looks like the younger sibling of the Light Cycle

If you’ve seen TRON, then you’re no doubt familiar with the Light Cycle. But what about the TRON Skatecycle?I’m going to guess that you haven’t. Why? Because there’s just one of them, and it hasn’t been around very long. A regular Skatecycle is a strange skateboard thing with only two wheels that doesn’t require your feet to push off of the ground in order to propel yourself. The creator of this gadget decided to show off his love for one…


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TRON inspired Skatecycle looks like the younger sibling of the Light Cycle
Awesome December 14, 2010 posted by

R2-D2 Headphones make a geeky fashion statement

As a college student, I spend a lot of time walking around campus. You tend to notice a lot of things when walking about, one of which being that no one is very original in their choice of headphones. I’d say three quarters of the people wearing full-size headphones are wearing a pair of black or white Beats. Personally, if I were going to wear a pair of headphones, I’d go with a pair that said something about me. I’d…


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R2-D2 Headphones make a geeky fashion statement
Fun & Games December 14, 2010 posted by

iCoat Watch+ turns your iPod Nano into a slap bracelet watch

Does anyone still remember the first iPods? While they were revolutionary at the time, they pale in comparison to what we have these days. The first one only held 5GB worth of music, and only had around 10 hours of battery life. Don’t even get me started on the $400 price tag. These days you can get yourself an iPod small enough to lose in your pocket that holds far more music, lasts longer and even has a touchscreen. The…


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iCoat Watch+ turns your iPod Nano into a slap bracelet watch
Fun & Games December 14, 2010 posted by

Mini IQ Cube Flash Drive has a familiar look to it

I’m someone who loves solving puzzles. I’ll spend hours pouring over one, just to see it through to the end. This is why I’m rather embarrassed to say that I’ve never actually solved a Rubik’s Cube. Granted, I haven’t touched one in years, but as a kid I spent way too much time twisting and turning that annoying cube. I had the last laugh though, after I decided to completely disassemble it in frustration. If you have more fond memories…


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Mini IQ Cube Flash Drive has a familiar look to it
but is it art? December 13, 2010 posted by

Rock out retro-style with your own NES Guitar

Any geek that was a kid during the late 80’s/early 90’s no doubt has a soft spot for the NES. For many of us, it was our first experience into the world of gaming. Well if you’re a musician that wants to show their love for that gray box, you might check out this NES Electric Guitar. Hand-crafted from an original Nintendo Entertainment System and various electric guitar parts, this $150 instrument is both geeky and functional.


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Rock out retro-style with your own NES Guitar
Gadgets December 8, 2010 posted by

Photojojo brings back the Polaroid Instant Camera

Technology is amazing these days, isn’t it? Being in my mid-20’s, I fee like I’ve gotten to experience a very interesting transitional period. When I was younger, the personal computer was just becoming something that people could actually afford, and I was able to see a period where almost no one carried cell phones. These days it’s hard to find anyone without both of those devices. Something else I remember is Polaroid cameras. Now I know that you can still…


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Photojojo brings back the Polaroid Instant Camera
Gadgets December 1, 2010 posted by

Cassette MP3 Player lets you rock out 80’s style

It’s pretty safe to say that the iPod (in its many forms) has more-or-less conquered the portable music playing market. Of course that wasn’t always the case. There was a large period of time where the Walkman reigned supreme. If you weren’t walking around with one of those bad boys clipped to your belt, you weren’t one of the cool kids. Well now you can reclaim that 80’s look without the need to create mix tapes. If you head over…


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Cassette MP3 Player lets you rock out 80’s style
Gadgets October 29, 2010 posted by

Victoria Retro Writer – transfer your analogs to digitals with style

Admit it, you’ve still got piles of the vinyl and cassette stuff packed away where the other half can’t find it. Well now you can set yourself free, free to live, love and laugh. The Victoria Retro Writer records all your analog oldies to CD at the touch of a button. It contains a turntable, Aux In and a CD burner and there’s even some speakers so you can listen in as it happens. With a tear in your eye, you…


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cool tech October 28, 2010 posted by

Sprocket Rocket – analog photography fights back

This Sprocket Rocket analog film camera hails from the Lomography people, which means it’s got bags of quirky. Sure it’s well retro, what with the automatic sprocket frame around every shot, but there’s also some wide angle lovely in there along with the first reversible gear. Which means you can rewind and shoot again on the same frame. Funky stuff. It uses standard 35mm film (if you can find any), has long exposure capabilities and includes a standard hot-shoe and…


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Gadgets October 26, 2010 posted by

Retro Digital Cake Mould – perfect gift for the nostalgic geek in your life

This Retro Digital Cake Mould is probably the perfect gift for the geek in your life. No wait, what we mean is it’s probably perfect for the geek cook in your life. No wait… £10.00.  Clever, microwaveable cake moulds, shaped to make up the component parts of retro digital figures. So you can make a cake shaped like any number, for any birthday. And we won’t tell anyone if you lick the spoon … Tags: gadget, retro+digital+cake+mould, kitchen, retro


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Gadgets October 25, 2010 posted by

Cassette Tape Case for iPhone 4G – make your new handset look really um cool

For some reason it seems that some of you proud iPhone 4G owners may wish to hide your pride and joy in a case that looks like a 1970s throwback. Quite why that would be we have no idea, but if it tickles your retro bone, you can pick up this Cassette Tape Case for a mere $38.95. Enjoy.  The fantastic silicon cover is designed to look exactly like an old audio cassette, complete with its own case. But instead…


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Gadgets October 19, 2010 posted by

Retro TV Photo Frame – keychain nostalgia shows off your loved ones

This Retro TV Photo Frame lives on your keychain and affords you no excuse for not keeping happy snaps near to your hand and heart. It connects to either Mac or PC via the USB port and also contains a clock so you can see how late it’s getting at the office. Family friendly gadgetry. £15.00.  Pictures of loved ones and favourite moments captured on camera can be downloaded onto this Retro TV keyring. A novel way for snapshots to…


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Gadgets October 12, 2010 posted by

Retro Flip Down Clock – sweet, simple timepiece

This Retro Flip Down Clock is cute, functional and shiny. We like all those things. Needs one D battery and some kitsch sounding 70’s music for the ambiance. £22.96.  When you need to adjust the time, the turn dial is conveniently situated on the right side of the clock while the battery housing has room for a single D battery for months and months of cool clock functioning. Perfectly placed next to your computer as well as the perfect gift for friends…


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