Do you long for the days when software shipped on a bunch of floppy disks? Yeah, me either. But I do have a soft spot in my heart for collecting retro technology and art that celebrates it out of a sense of nostalgia.
Running around a maze with ghosts on your ass and gobbling dots all day works up quite the thirst. It’s important for a Pac-Man to keep hydrated. While Pac-Man Energy Drink is hard to come by these days, there are plenty of other thirst quenchers to choose from.
You know what makes a good drink coaster? A good old 3.5″ floppy disk. But real floppies have moving parts and irregularities that can make them less than ideal surfaces for balancing some glasses. Never mind that they just don’t look as cool as these colorful pixel art floppy coasters.
It’s been about two decades since I had to use a 3.5″ floppy disk for anything. I used to have boxes and boxes of the things packing everything from Microsoft Windows ridiculously bloated installers to various “warez” that I really shouldn’t have had in my possession.
Remember those isolinear chips that Starfleet used in TNG? They were basically their form of memory cards to slot into their computers. Well, now you can use them to rest your drinks on so they don’t damage your surfaces, like tables, counters, navigation consoles, etc.
Bubble wrap is crazy amazing stuff. Popping it’s bubbles is both calming and addictive. There are some people who love bubble wrap so much that they would put it all over their walls and surfaces. For those people, check out these Unpoppable Bubble Wrap Drink Coasters.
If there’s one thing that Earth’s mightiest heroes hate, it’s stains on their countertops and tables. That’s why they have banded together to fight this menace. Marvel’s Avengers Coaster Set represents the best surface protect that the Marvel universe has to offer.
These retro video game coasters are engraved in aluminum and perfect for your counter top. They will remind you of the old days, when a high score meant everything and you were robbed of all your quarters to get that honor.
Coasters are those things that your mom had sitting on the coffee table growing up that no one ever used. If you are now all grown up and want your own coasters to yell at people about using, these are for you.
These steel Star Trek coasters just look awesome. They will beam stains from your drink elsewhere to help keep your surfaces clean.
This set of five 4″ Star Trek coasters comes from Etsy seller ApocalypseFab and features the three colors of the crew.
My mom was big on coasters growing up. She had enough polish on the coffee table that you could play shuffleboard on it without scratching the table, and it repelled water like a duck’s back. Still, she wanted us to use coasters.
Hey, it’s Inky, Blinky, Drinky and Clyde. Pac-Man too. These ghosters, I mean coasters are all made from hardwood with a shellac finish. They will protect your furniture and they promise not to chase each other around and make video game noises when you aren’t looking.
If Darth Vader is your homie, check out these cool coasters. Vader would approve. He hates to get stains on his furniture. He also likes to wear a gold chain with a huge blinged out Death Star as a pendant, so he would love these coasters.