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Category: Retro

NES Controller Pool Float: Press “Start” to Swim

NES Controller Pool Float: Press “Start” to Swim
It’s 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 if you’re going somewhere with a swimming pool, you’ll want to bring a pool float.

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 man cave.

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 top for its basic functions.

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 systems.

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, but it’s been stretched and distorted horizontally in order to accommodate the widescreen landscape orientation of today’s smartphones.

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 shrink ray?

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 circuit boards, and ventilation.

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 to stake a claim in a world dominated by Android and iOS.

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 one good thing about this version of the classic ’80s puzzler.

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 for something a bit more versatile, you might want to check out this system out of Japan, which lets you go handheld, while also offering an HDMI output when you’re at home.

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 some truly addictive games.

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 MAME cabinet in my mancave, so I can play all of my favorite games whenever the mood strikes me, and without spending any more quarters.

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 make sense that the track would sound pretty darned good played on old computer equipment.

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 those of you who prefer to play modern gaming systems rather than old ones, here’s a place to hang out while you get your joystick on.

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 limited edition Super Mario Bros.

Retro-Bit RES+ NES Console Review: HDMI Adds Sharp Visuals to Classic Nintendo Games

Retro-Bit RES+ NES Console Review: HDMI Adds Sharp Visuals to Classic Nintendo Games
These days, there are a number of ways to play classic Nintendo 8-bit games, from PC ROM emulators to Nintendo’s own NES Classic Edition console. But those methods take the original cartridges out of the mix.

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