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Category: Retro

Chromatone 312 Key Synth Laughs in the Face of 88 Keys

Chromatone 312 Key Synth Laughs in the Face of 88 Keys
Here’s an interesting tidbit of recent history for any electronic musicians out there. A couple of years back, a strange little company called Chromatone thought it was time for an overhaul of the traditional 88 keys…
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Nintendo Game on iPhone, Without a Hack

Nintendo Game on iPhone, Without a Hack
Sure, it’s old news by now that you can install a Nintendo NES emulator on a hacked iPhone and play classic games. But now, thanks to the hard work of a very industrious web developer, we…
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Tetris on Your Tv

Tetris on Your Tv
The gaming classic Tetris has been packaged into a standalone gaming device that connects to any television. Japan’s Epoch company had taken the retro puzzler and put a shiny new coating of gloss on the game…
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Rolleiflex Minidigi Camera: the Roaring 20s Go Digital

Rolleiflex Minidigi Camera: the Roaring 20s Go Digital
Rollei has been making cameras for almost 90 years. Now you can own one of their classic models from the 1920’s, updated with some 21st century technology under the hood. The Rolleiflex MiniDigi looks virtually identical…
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Shadow Ss Watch Hides LED Under Analog Dial

Shadow Ss Watch Hides LED Under Analog Dial
This unique men’s wristwatch conceals a little secret beneath its traditional mechanical face. When you press a button on the side of the watch, a hidden LED display reveals itself. The Shadow SS analog/digital hybrid watch…
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Onestation Pocket Emulators: Classic Games, With a Catch

Onestation Pocket Emulators: Classic Games, With a Catch
These little mini console systems from China can emulate a variety of classic 8-bit and 16-bit console games. But I’m not really sure you’ll want one after you read this. On the plus side, these OneStation…
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Space Invaders Luggage

Space Invaders Luggage
Fans of the classic arcade shooter Space Invaders can now wear their pride on their shoulder with this travel bag. The Rockza Space Invaders bag is made from black PVC with a long shoulder strap. It…
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Playing Pong on a 500 Square Foot Display

Playing Pong on a 500 Square Foot Display
Some guys from a theatrical lighting supplier decided to crank up their fancy LED light curtain with a little round of Atari’s classic 1970’s arcade game, PONG. The light curtains create a digital grid using thousands…
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Arkanoid for Nintendo Ds Gets Paddle Controller

Arkanoid for Nintendo Ds Gets Paddle Controller
The classic arcade paddle-ball game Arkanoid is getting updated for the Nintendo DS, and comes with a special bonus. Since the game would be virtually unplayable without the old paddle (potentiometer) control, Taito is including one.…
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Where Do Chuck E. Cheese Robots Go After They Die?

Where Do Chuck E. Cheese Robots Go After They Die?
Old robots never really go away — they just come back to life singing new tunes. The gang over at Boing Boing have introduced me to this strange new trend of taking the old animatronic animal…
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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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