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Category: Retro

The Executive Keyboard Belongs in The Hudsucker Proxy

The Executive Keyboard Belongs in The Hudsucker Proxy

I’ve always thought that the computer keyboards you can buy at most stores are pretty dull. I’m really surprised that there aren’t more really custom keyboards available given the fact that each person really has their…

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Wii & Wii U Pro Controller: Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Wii & Wii U Pro Controller: Everything But the Kitchen Sink

While the Wii and Wii U are all about funky modern controllers, sometimes you just can’t beat a good old school gamepad or joystick to get your Virtual Console on. This third-party controller for Nintendo’s current-gen…

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Game Boy Color External Hard Drive: 8 Trillion Bit Handheld

Game Boy Color External Hard Drive: 8 Trillion Bit Handheld

The Game Boy Color can only store a few megabytes of data in its memory, but these carcasses of the handheld contain nothing but a 1TB hard drive. They can probably store all of the games…

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8-Bit Cases for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini: Your Gadgets Love the 80s

8-Bit Cases for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini: Your Gadgets Love the 80s

There’s something very appealing about giant pixels, especially when you can find them all over your gadgets. The company behind these big pixel cases and sleeves has released cases and sleeves for the iPhone 5 and…

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Hacked NES Boots Unwanted Chatterboxes from Your Office

Hacked NES Boots Unwanted Chatterboxes from Your Office

Sick of people coming into your office and talking your ear off? There are plenty of ways to get them to leave, but I’ve never thought of using an old NES system to hurry them on…

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C-3PO Dress: Be a Droid out on the Town

C-3PO Dress: Be a Droid out on the Town

There are a number of Star Wars-themed outfits out there that look pretty good - but most of them are clearly for cosplay. But you could probably wear this Star Wars dress out to a club…

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Space Invaders Fridge Magnets: Once Your Base is Destroyed, So are Your Perishables

Space Invaders Fridge Magnets: Once Your Base is Destroyed, So are Your Perishables

Get your laser cannons out, folks. The invaders have arrived in your kitchen and you need to start blasting away at them ASAP. But unless you’ve got a cannon that fires an anti-magnetic field – or…

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Star Wars Jewelry Made from Toys: Use the Toys, Luke!

Star Wars Jewelry Made from Toys: Use the Toys, Luke!

Check out this awesome snowspeeder ring. It was made from a toy and it looks pretty darn good on a finger. Star Wars fanatic Jennifer Landa of  Rockets and Rainbows has a nice selection of vintage …

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PolaPros Offer Vintage Polaroid Instant Cameras from the 70s and 80s

PolaPros Offer Vintage Polaroid Instant Cameras from the 70s and 80s

Growing up, it wasn’t a holiday or a special event unless there were at least two Polaroid cameras whirring and spitting out instant pictures. If you grew up in the 70s or 80s, you probably owned…

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The Ethiopian Caterpillar – Robot Bug of the 19th Century

The Ethiopian Caterpillar – Robot Bug of the 19th Century

I’m always mesmerized by the intricate craftsmanship found in antique automatons. I think it’s something about the fact that people could build robotics without any electrical or electronic components that is truly amazing. One of the…

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Classic Macintosh Pen Holder: The Mac is Mightier than the Pen

Classic Macintosh Pen Holder: The Mac is Mightier than the Pen

It’s been nearly 30 years since the original Macintosh hit the scene, so that definitely makes me feel old. But despite being ancient technology, I still love the little computer that smiled at you when you…

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Vacuum Tube Flash Drives Combine Old School, New School Tech

Vacuum Tube Flash Drives Combine Old School, New School Tech

I’ve already got more flash drives than I know what to do with, but every once in a while I’ll see some that I need to add to my seemingly endless collection anyway. With these cool…

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Beercade Dispenses Beer to Winners, Turns Losers into Designated Drivers

Beercade Dispenses Beer to Winners, Turns Losers into Designated Drivers

I’m sure many of you dream of owning an Arkeg – the arcade machine that has a built-in kegerator. The Beercade gaming cabinet made by advertising agency McKinney for Big Boss Brewing is a cruel version…

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LEGO Catbus: My LEGO Nekobasu

LEGO Catbus: My LEGO Nekobasu

Aside from the huggable Totoro, the Catbus is one of the most memorable characters in the 1988 classic My Neighbor Totoro. After all, what’s not to like about a huge multilegged cat that can take you…

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Mr. @#?%!: A Q*bert-ese Obscenity Generator

Mr. @#?%!: A Q*bert-ese Obscenity Generator

What’s this? Two Q*bert posts in a week? Yeah, you got me. I guess I’m on a roll. Remember how Q*bert used to let out that weird stream of gibberish expletives when one of his enemies…

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30 Years Worth of Gaming Products in One Massive Auction: Over 9000-in-1

30 Years Worth of Gaming Products in One Massive Auction: Over 9000-in-1

We’ve featured a handful of videogame collections for sale, but this one takes the cake. eBay member videogames.museum is selling what amounts to uhm, a videogame museum. Hundreds of consoles, thousands of games and hundreds upon…

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