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NES Controller Pool Float: Press “Start” to Swim

NES Controller Pool Float: Press “Start” to Swim
It’s getting a bit too cold here in Chicago to even think about going for a swim, but I’m pretty sure lots of us will be heading to warmer points South this winter for vacation. And…

These Briefcase Arcade Machines Let You Tote a Personal Arcade Everywhere

These Briefcase Arcade Machines Let You Tote a Personal Arcade Everywhere
For those of you who have been following Technabob over the years, you know I love classic arcade games. I’ve even go so far as to have a custom-fabricated “Basement Invaders” arcade machine built for my…
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Fisher-Price Boombox Ready to Bring the Noise

Fisher-Price Boombox Ready to Bring the Noise
If you grew up in the ’80s, you might remember this classic Fisher-Price toy – a cassette player designed for just for kids. It was build from chunky, nearly indestructible plastic, and had big buttons on…

This Cool LED Nightlight Celebrates Classic Video Games

This Cool LED Nightlight Celebrates Classic Video Games
Gamers, here’s a sweet accent light for your gameroom, living room, bedroom, or any other room that could use a splash of color. This LED cube lantern is covered with images of classic video games, and…

These Raspberry Pi Cases Make Tiny Retro Computers

These Raspberry Pi Cases Make Tiny Retro Computers
If you’re a fan of classic computer systems from the 1980s, then check this out. These custom-made cases let you build a working Raspberry Pi computer system that looks like a mini version of iconic retro…

This Stand Turns Your iPhone into a Classic Macintosh

This Stand Turns Your iPhone into a Classic Macintosh
Are you a fan of the original Apple Macintosh? This smartphone stand can transform your modern day Apple device into a 1984 model Macintosh in a snap. Elago’s M4 phone stand looks like a classic Mac,…

Commodore 64 Mini Slated for Release in 2018

Commodore 64 Mini Slated for Release in 2018
Between the Nintendo Classic Mini, SNES Classic Mini, Atari Flashback, and Sega Mega Drive Classic, there’s a clear miniaturization trend when it comes to retro gaming systems. The next system to go in front of the…

These Wall-Mounted Arcade Cabinets Save Quarters and Space

These Wall-Mounted Arcade Cabinets Save Quarters and Space
I’ve got a pretty slick custom arcade cabinet in my man cave, but it really takes up quite a bit of space. Original arcade cabinets needed all of that room for a big CRT monitor, multiple…

WinPhone 95: If Microsoft Made a Windows 95 Smartphone

WinPhone 95: If Microsoft Made a Windows 95 Smartphone
The smartphone era hasn’t been kind to Microsoft. From their clunky early Pocket PC-based devices, to the stillborn Microsoft Kin, to their too-little-too-late Windows Phone tie-up with Nokia, the company has tried and failed many times…

Rubik’s Candy Cube Comes Pre-Solved

Rubik’s Candy Cube Comes Pre-Solved
Do you like puzzles? Well you won’t have any fun solving this one, because not only does this Rubik’s Cube come solved straight from the factory, it’s not really a puzzle at all. But there is…

FC Pocket HDMI Combines Portable Famicom Gaming with HDMI Output

FC Pocket HDMI Combines Portable Famicom Gaming with HDMI Output
I recently had the opportunity to test out Retro-Bit’s RES+ console, which lets you play classic 8-bit Nintendo games over an HDMI connection, resulting in image quality heretofore unseen from these classic games. If you’re looking…

Nintendo Game Boy Classic Watch Sadly Doesn’t Play Tetris

Nintendo Game Boy Classic Watch Sadly Doesn’t Play Tetris
While it wasn’t the first handheld game system, the Nintendo Game Boy was the first one that really mattered. Despite the limitations of its green and grey LCD screen, it offered up a smart design, and…

Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets

Bring the Arcade Anywhere with These Classic Arcade Mini Cabinets
I spent a whole lot of time and a whole lot of quarters in arcades when I was a kid. Now that I’m a grown-up and make a halfway decent living, I’ve got my own custom-built…

The Floppotron Plays “Eye of the Tiger”

The Floppotron Plays “Eye of the Tiger”
Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger will always be associated with Rocky III. After all, it was the theme song for 1982 boxing flick, in which Sly throws down with Mr. T. Given its era, it only…

Lose Some Quarters Between the Cushions of This Arcade Sofa

Lose Some Quarters Between the Cushions of This Arcade Sofa
I spent a significant portion my spare time playing games at arcades back in my youth. These days, I enjoy playing classic arcade games on a custom-built MAME cabinet I have in my mancave. But for…

WIRED x Super Mario Bros. Watches: It’s Mushroom Kingdom Time!

WIRED x Super Mario Bros. Watches: It’s Mushroom Kingdom Time!
Despite the fact that I wear an Apple Watch most days, there are still times where I’d rather wear a watch with a bit more style and a good old analog dial. One of these sweet…
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