Back in the ’80s, I was a huge proponent of BetaMax videotapes, though it was less about the image quality for me and more about the audio quality Beta Hi-Fi, which offered up far better sound quality than other video formats at the time.
Etsy store The UFO Party makes 9″x 16″ throw pillows printed with box art from VHS movie releases. Although the pillows don’t have a fluffy tape inside, they do have front, rear and spine graphics.
The UFO Party has a handful of stock designs from classics such as Jurassic Park and Alien, but for a small extra fee you can request a specific movie cover art for your order.
Instructables member Mister M loves to convert old gadgets into their newer incarnations. For his latest project, he turned a 1981 Sharp VC-2300H portable VCR into a media center powered by the Raspberry Pi. Thanks to its tall boombox-like shape, Mister M was able to add a 15″ HD screen on the back of the VCR.
Mister M removed most of the VCR’s components but chose to keep the tape eject mechanism intact for that old school charm.
If you have a ton of old VHS tapes laying around, why not make some furniture out of them. Specifically, something like this Pac-Man coffee table. Those tape spools on the back of the tapes make perfect dots for the maze.
Both the original NES console and VHS tapes were popular back in the 1980s, so it actually doesn’t seem that unusual to see the two in the same picture together. Though I can honestly say I’ve never seen an NES inside a VHS tape – until now.
CineFringe Film Festival is a small group based in Edinburgh dedicated to showcasing the work of independent filmmakers from around the world. They are free to enter, but they still need money to operate, which is why they turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for the next three years of their operations.
VHS tapes might have gone the way of the dinosaur, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fond memories of the dominant video format before the rise DVD, Blu-ray and streaming. Kick back, relax, and remember the days when you had to rewind your movies and keep them away from magnets with this awesome handmade VHS tape coffee table.
Just like me, you’ve probably got a bunch of VHS tapes in storage somewhere. Let’s be honest, some of us just can’t throw away some of this stuff. That’s why I really like this coffee table, made up of of old VHS tapes.
Luisa Montealegre used 92 VHS tapes to make this cool coffee table.
Even though you don’t want to admit it, you probably still got a stash of floppy disks hidden around somewhere, just like you probably have a stash of cassette tapes hidden in a pile of old stuff.
For some geeks, it’s hard to throw out old technology-related stuff, kind of like how some fashionistas have trouble throwing out old clothes.
Need some additional storage for your computer? Then you might want to check out these wacky hard drives, fashioned out of old VHS tapes. Sure, VHS tape tech is definitely obsolete, but aren’t hard drives on their way out too?
Infectious is like Threadless for your gadgets – the designs are submitted by users, so you’re bound to find something that suits your tastes. Here are a bunch of retro laptop, iPod and iPhone skins currently available at Infectious:
The awesome cassette tape player skin is called Retro Stuff is Better, designed by Tony Aguero.
Back in its day, the design of the classic iMac was pretty groundbreaking. Sure, by today’s standards, the original iMac was a little bulbous, but did it really deserve this punishment?
The mutant offspring of an old G3 iMac and a VHS deck, Cory Baker’s iVHS casemod is one of the ugliest Mac designs I’ve ever seen.