If I could freeze whatever I wanted in carbonite, I’d do it, just because it would look cool. Sure, it might be unpleasant for the freezing victim, but Han Solo didn’t seem any worse for wear between Episode V and Episode VI.
Analog cellular phones became WiFi-capable smartphones. Vinyl records became MP3 files. The abacus became a calculator, which later on evolved into the scientific calculator. But amidst all these changes, one thing that stayed the same was the business card.
A while back, I came across some fun business card holders that looked like classic gaming systems. But for some reason, they didn’t include the original PlayStation in the mix. Fans of the retro PlayStation will be happy to know that they too can hand out their business cards out of a tiny version of their favorite console.
A lot of forms and documents have digital equivalents nowadays, but one thing that’s still holding on to its fibrous form is the business card. While I’m sure you feel fancy every time you look at your own card, keeping track of the ones you receive from other people can be a pain.
Aaron Alai made sure that prospective employers – and lovers – will remember him. They’ll remember him as the nerd with the business card that lights up.
Touching two points on the card activates the small LED on the lower right of the card.
These quirky business card holders come to us courtesy of Japan’s Banpresto. Each one features imagery from popular retro arcade or home video game systems.
While the Famicom (NES) controller and Pac-Man business card cases have been available for a little while now, but they just recently rounded out the collection, adding the awesomely awesome 16-bit Sega Mega Drive (shown above) as well as some Space Invaders bedecked designs.
I still vividly remember the first time I saw Raiders of the Lost Ark. There’s nothing like a good Karen-Allen-broken-bottle-a-wieldin’-Harrison-Ford-snake-a-fearin’-Nazi-face-a-meltin’-Ark-in-a-government-storage-facility-a-hidin’ romp for a good time. So when I saw these fun Indiana Jones-inspired desk accessories, it put a big smile on my face.
It’s possible that I may have fiddled with an Atari 2600 but was probably too young to remember. But I remember the NES – I grew up calling it the Family Computer – and it’s games, which were loaded in those ridiculous 600-in-1 cartridges: Contra, a game that I must admit I don’t remember finishing, not even after using the Konami Code, and Double Dribble, a game that sparked an intense rivalry between my two older brothers – Frogs vs.