I always wondered what it might be like if Doctor Who took place in a steampunk alternative universe. I think it would be pretty cool to have a TARDIS filled with gears and giant steam engines, and Cybermen and Daleks made from copper and brass.
Flash drives used to have some value, but these days, I’ve got boxes full of them – mostly handed to me by vendors presenting their products. To garner attention, companies have handed me USB drives that look like everything from a metal horse, to a twig, to a key fob from a $100,000 car.
I used to get so excited growing up when we were going out to McDonalds. It was really all about the fries and the playground for me. Today going to McDonalds means that I’m broke and in need of a cheap hamburger to avoid eating that crappy turkey sandwich I packed for lunch.
There’s something that continues to intrigue me about Steampunk style. I think it’s the idea that technology could be driven by steam power instead of electricity. And while these speakers aren’t actually driven by steam, they’re still pretty amazing.
There are watches and there are timepieces, and this has to be one of the most unique watches that I’ve every seen. This Romain Jerome watch isn’t the first watch that uses something famous in its makeup, their Iceland Volcano watch among others, but it’s definitely an interesting way to showcase your national pride.
Items referencing companion cubes, defective turrets, ATLAS, P-body, GLaDOS, even Wheatley himself are far too obvious for those who want to be members of the Portal 2 insider’s club. This piece of jewelry is a much more subtle choice for the discerning Portal 2 fan.
If you’re still annoyed about learning that your new iPhone will drop calls if you don’t hold it right, don’t worry too much since this great new steampunk dock will make you feel much better! Ok, maybe it won’t, but it still looks cool.
I’m pretty sure if you strapped one of these insane looking flaming helmets to you head, you’d draw just the slightest bit of attention – from the fire marshall, at least.
The crazy Flaming Thor helmet was created by Joey Andolina (aka “Andomation” aka “megaplow”), and he’s apparently been known to show up at Burning Man donning one of these himself.
Here’s an unusual concept for a wall clock. Instead of telling the time with hands or a digital display, the Catena clock tells time along the perimeter of a bicycle chain.
Designed by Andreas Dober for Germany’s Anthologie Quartett, the Catena (Latin for “chain”) has a certain retro-steampunk look about it.
America – land of the free, home of the brave, and a place where memories are made – and stored in digital files with names like DSCN00043.JPG. Whether you think this Statue of Liberty USB flash drive is a tacky souvenir or not, it definitely is one of the more unusual USB drives I’ve seen in a while.
This intricate retro sci-fi USB memory drive comes to us courtesy of an enterprising modder over in Russia.
Meticulously crafted from hand-polished brass and copper, the USB drive reminds me of something out of the art deco neo-future of Buck Rogers – or perhaps more apropos – Flash Gordon.