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Category: Retro

iRecorder: 1970s Cassette Tech for Your 21st Century Gadgets

iRecorder: 1970s Cassette Tech for Your 21st Century Gadgets

Remember when we used gadgets called “tape recorders?” Well, now you can relive the prehistoric era of portable cassette tape recorders, but with your iPhone in place of the cassette. The iRecorder looks like one of…

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Playstation 4 and Xbox One Retro NES Skins Make Your New Console Look Classic

Playstation 4 and Xbox One Retro NES Skins Make Your New Console Look Classic

If you like the design cues of old school gaming, but like modern gaming consoles, check this out. You can have the best of both worlds with these retro NES skins. They make your PS4 or…

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SNES and Game Boy Cartridge Soaps: In Bathroom, Cartridge Clean You

SNES and Game Boy Cartridge Soaps: In Bathroom, Cartridge Clean You

Firebox has a special offering to gamers in the UK who grew up in the 80s. The store is selling soaps that look just like the cartridges of Nintendo’s classic consoles, the SNES and the Game…

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Restoration Hardware’s Gramophone for iPad and iPhone: Retro Your iDevices

Restoration Hardware’s Gramophone for iPad and iPhone: Retro Your iDevices

I love speakers, but I have to say that I’m impressed by some of the acoustic amplifiers that have been made for iPhones and iPads over the years. They certainly do amplify the sound, and it’s…

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Super Hexagon Commodore 64 Demake: Micro Hexagon

Super Hexagon Commodore 64 Demake: Micro Hexagon

Programmer Paul Koller managed to make a full-fledged Commodore 64 demake of Terry Cavanagh’s beloved Super Hexagon. For the record, I behate it. It’s so freakin’ difficult. But I love Paul’s demake because even if it…

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Donkey Kong Christmas Tree Decorations: Happy Nintendolidays

Donkey Kong Christmas Tree Decorations: Happy Nintendolidays

Now that it’s after Thanksgiving, it’s officially okay to talk about Christmas, and put up the tree. But even if you picked out a festive blue spruce, do you know how you’re going to decorate it?…

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Datamancer Keyboard Benefit Auction: RIP, Richard Nagy

Datamancer Keyboard Benefit Auction: RIP, Richard Nagy

We here at Technabob are big fans of Richard “Datamancer” Nagy, the craftsman responsible for high quality steampunk computers and accessories. Sadly Datamancer passed away earlier this week. While that may be stunning news to his…

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Legendary 8-Bit Treasure Chest: Item Get!

Legendary 8-Bit Treasure Chest: Item Get!

If you think the life-sized treasure chest is too big or expensive, check out ThinkGeek’s tiny version. It measures just 4″ wide, 4.5″ tall and 3″ deep. But what it lacks in size it makes up…

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Transformers Starscream Hoodie is Plotting Against Your Other Hoodies

Transformers Starscream Hoodie is Plotting Against Your Other Hoodies

A couple of weeks ago we checked out 80s Tees’ kick ass Voltron hoodie. It turns out the apparel shop also has something for Transformers fans. This officially licensed Starscream hoodie is based on the treacherous…

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iPhone 5 NES Controller Case: Gamer’s Bubble Wrap

iPhone 5 NES Controller Case: Gamer’s Bubble Wrap

The past week saw the release of two natively supported controllers for iOS devices, potentially ushering in an era of more complex games for Apple’s devices. But older gamers yearning for the halcyon days of their…

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Custom Activision/Atari 2600 Action Figures: If Only River Raid Had a Person in It

Custom Activision/Atari 2600 Action Figures: If Only River Raid Had a Person in It

Looking back at the Atari 2600, it really wasn’t very good until Activision came along and raised the bar for graphics and sound for the early 8-bit console. To commemorate these classic games, Chicago Toy Collector…

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1:3 Scale LEGO TARDIS: Brickier on the Outside

1:3 Scale LEGO TARDIS: Brickier on the Outside

Doctor Whoa! Shelly Timson made this 1:3 scale TARDIS using over 4,000 LEGO bricks. As with Bill Mudron’s awesome Doctor Who historical print, Shelly made this huge model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.…

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Deconstructed Video Game Controllers: The ABXY’s of Gaming

Deconstructed Video Game Controllers: The ABXY’s of Gaming

If you love staring at gadget teardowns, check out photographer Brandon Allen’s Deconstructed. It’s a series of images of dissected video game controllers, their parts neatly arranged for the camera. All of the controllers in Brandon’s…

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Doctor Who’s Story in One Poster: Baywheux Tapestry

Doctor Who’s Story in One Poster: Baywheux Tapestry

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, artist Bill Mudron drew a timeline – timeandspaceline? – of the Time Lord’s adventures. His artwork starts with the First Doctor up until the upcoming The Day of…

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Entertainment Flask: Sip, Don’t Blow on This NES Cartridge

Entertainment Flask: Sip, Don’t Blow on This NES Cartridge

It’s the eve of the launch of the PS4 and one week before the Xbox One’s arrival, and I just realized something. We pay $60 for video games these days, and they all are packaged in…

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View-Master Hacked to Play 3D Video: Old Toy, New Trick

View-Master Hacked to Play 3D Video: Old Toy, New Trick

A few years ago we saw a View-Master that was upgraded with digital picture frame displays. Alec Smecher took the classic toy to the next logical progression. He bought a very old model of the View-Master…

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