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Category: Retro

NES Mp3 Player and Speaker Mod

NES Mp3 Player and Speaker Mod

It seems like I can’t let a week go by without coming across something new crammed into an old Nintendo Entertainment System controller. A couple of weeks back it was the NintendoSlvr, then we had the…

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Super Mario Brothers Number One Fan

Super Mario Brothers Number One Fan

You better act quick if you want this great piece of Nintendo nostalgia for your house. It’s a Super Mario Brothers ceiling fan, circa 1988, that I found over on eBay. I know Nintendo merchandised the…

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USB Desk Fan Really Blows

USB Desk Fan Really Blows

Here’s a cool way to keep cool at your desk. These retro USB fans from Willstyle look like some sort of cage fan from an old computer, but they’re all new. They have a substantial ball-bearing…

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Parappa Soundtrack for Free: Gotta Believe!

Parappa Soundtrack for Free: Gotta Believe!

If you’re a fan of the classic rhythm game Parappa the Rapper, you’re in for a treat. Sony today released free digital MP3 downloads of the game’s catchy soundtrack. Some of my favorites include “Cheap Cheap…

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Retro Roman Numeral LED Clock Found on Ebay

Retro Roman Numeral LED Clock Found on Ebay

Long before the recent trend of strange digital timepieces that tell time in binary or in some other cryptic fashion, a little electronics company known as Heathkit made this fun LED clock that told time using…

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Are You Looking at My Pac-Man Headgear?

Are You Looking at My Pac-Man Headgear?

I can’t imagine who the target market is for these ridiculous Pac-Man hats. While they might be cute on a 3-year old, for some reason, I don’t think they’d know what Pac-Man was. Besides, Namco says…

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NES Controller Mouse Mod

NES Controller Mouse Mod

It seems like just about once a week, I come across somebody who’s comes up with a clever new use for a classic Nintendo Entertainment System gamepad. This time, an industrious hacker has taken the guts…

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Classic Apple Moment: Newton Handwriting Recognition

Classic Apple Moment: Newton Handwriting Recognition

Here’s a fun little retro vid clip I came across earlier today. The 9-second clip from an old Simpsons episode is short, sweet, and really funny. With all the recent iPhone buzz, it’s kind of fun…

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The Original iPhone and Other Lost Apple Designs

The Original iPhone and Other Lost Apple Designs

Back in the early 1980′s, industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger of frog design fame was cranking out machines for a young little tech company called Apple Computer. As a matter of fact, he was the man behind…

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Puhlmann Nixie Clock is Oh So Cool

Puhlmann Nixie Clock is Oh So Cool

Here’s a really excellent retro-modern wall clock from Dutch designer Frank Clewits for design house Puhlmann. To tell time, the clock uses some unique, forward-facing Nixie vacuum tubes that poke out of the face of a…

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Classic Namco Game Sounds on Your Keychain

Classic Namco Game Sounds on Your Keychain

Wakka, wakka, wakka. Carry the sounds of your video gaming youth wherever you go with these retro sound keychains. Namco Classics Sound Drops play actual sound samples from 80′s classics like Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaxian, and…

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Classic Nintendo Controllers for Your Pc or Mac

Classic Nintendo Controllers for Your Pc or Mac

Do you long for the days of the simple, elegantly designed gamepad controllers from Nintendo’s classic gaming systems? Perfect for playing emulated games the way they were meant to be played, you can buy custom-modded versions…

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Classic Mac Icons on Note Cards

Classic Mac Icons on Note Cards

Here’s a great little gift for any Mac fanatic. User interface designer Susan Kare makes these fun notecards that feature her original designs from the classic Apple Macintosh computer. All of your favorites are there: the…

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Nintendo Console Gets All Soft and Squishy

Nintendo Console Gets All Soft and Squishy

Check out this awesome plush fabric Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo fan and seamstress extraordinaire blueblythe, hand-sewed and embroidered this amazing stuffed-felt tribute to the classic 8-bit gaming console of yore. She not only cranked out a…

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Modern Flip Clock Updates an Old Standard

Modern Flip Clock Updates an Old Standard

Remember those crummy old alarm clocks from the seventies that used numbers that flipped as the time changed? Dutch designer Wil van den Bos has reinvented the classic flip clock as a work of modern magnificence.…

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Giant Nintendo Controller Won’t Fit in Your Hands

Giant Nintendo Controller Won’t Fit in Your Hands

You won’t have any trouble finding the buttons on this massive replica of Nintendo’s famous NES controller. Game fan Philip Torrone and his team of builders put together this 5-foot wide joypad for the recently completed…

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