Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Atari 2600 Speaker Dock: iTunes Goes 8-Bit

 |  |  |  |  |  January 16, 2012


Most of us who have a need for a speaker dock for our iPhones or media players already have one. But if you’re among the few who haven’t already invested in one of the myriad docks out there, you might want to check out this unusual dock, built out of an old Atari 2600 console.

atari_2600_iphone_dock

Daniel McLeod of Black Mountain Audio gutted an old Atari 2600 (made back in November 1980,) and replaced its innards with a couple of computer speakers, and added a dock where the cartridge usually goes. It also comes with an external subwoofer, which he wasn’t able to cram inside the console itself.

atari_2600_iphone_dock_2

He swapped out the power connector with a 3.5mm jack, suitable for plugging in any media player. While I love the idea of this, I wish that it could actually accommodate a 30-pin dock connector for charging an iOS device. Maybe you could cram one of these in the cartridge slot instead. There also should be some way that you could still play games on it – especially since you can still connect controllers to it. It’s just too tempting.

atari_2600_iphone_dock_3

Still, it’s a pretty cool conversation piece if you’re into retro gaming, and want a unique dock for your media player. It’s currently for sale over on Etsy for $100 (USD).



2022 Toyota Tundra

2022 Toyota Tundra

Disney’s Frozen Horror Coloring Book

Disney’s Frozen Horror Coloring Book

State Bottle Openers

State Bottle Openers

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Surfaces in Order Database

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor Surfaces in Order Database

2022 Subaru WRX Gets a New GT Trim

2022 Subaru WRX Gets a New GT Trim

CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept Is a Badass Electric Hot Hatch

CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept Is a Badass Electric Hot Hatch

Advertisement