Retro MP3 Player looks like a Brick Cell Phone

Posted in MP3 by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2010

The Mp3 player market is dying these days, so why not spice things up by putting them in an oversized retro gadget? Like the 80′s brick cell phone! The USB Retro Mobile MP3 Player is designed to look like those old cell phone dinosaurs of yesterday.

This DAP features a MicroSDHC slot, built in speakers, a built in FM radio, and it can also play back WMA files. It will also work as a standalone speaker that can connect to another audio device. The USB Retro Mobile MP3 Player will cost you just $23.00.

More classic arcade game lighters

Posted in Lighters by Conner Flynn on November 3rd, 2009

More classic arcade game lightersBack in July we told you about some cool Pac-Man lighters that celebrate the 30th anniversary of the yellow dot-gobbler. But now we have word that there are more awesome designs being offered.

This limited-edition series of Zippo lighters from Banpresto includes shiny, butane-filled versions of Pac-Man,(Which we’ve seen) along with Galaxian, Xevious and Dig Dug. Each features the likeness of the classic 8-bit game. Even if you don’t smoke, you’ll want these awesome collectibles.

Cassette Tape Measure for 80s DIY projects

Posted in Tools by Conner Flynn on October 5th, 2009

Cassette Tape Measure for 80s DIY projectsThis Cassette Tape Measure is pure 80s on the outside and pure measuring tape on the inside. It’s a product that’s funny and useful at the same time. How can you not buy one for $8? It’s labeled “Professional Sound”, while it very unprofessionally exclaims, “Pull me!”. Seems rude.

You can either buy this for $8 or try to make your own. Just make sure that if you do make your own, that you actually put a measuring tape inside. I made one once and forgot to do exactly that. The result was measurements like 1/4 of Night Ranger’s Sister Christian intro or 1/16 of Don’t fear the Reaper. And the tape took forever to wind back inside too.

Mixtape iPhone case

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2009

Mixtape iPhone caseCheck out this retro cool limited edition iPhone case from Agent 18. It turns your iPhone into a mixtape. It’s just a hard plastic backside really. We don’t know exactly how limited these $30 cases are, so pre-order while you can.

The iPhone and iPod Touch are basically digital mix tapes anyway. Might as well look the part. And judging by most mixtapes, you should be grateful that any music is not included.

Space Invaders and Pac-Man art cars

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on July 1st, 2009

Space Invaders and Pac-Man art carsPimping your ride with new shocks, struts, and a more powerful engine is all well and good, but if it can’t get by on looks alone what’s the point? These art cars are real lookers. These mini Coopers put the geek on the street my brotha.

Who wouldn’t love a Pac-man and Space Invaders themed car? These beauties were designed by Matt W. Moore, who clearly has a love of retro arcade games. This Pac-Man version is the best. Click through to see the Space Invaders car, which also rocks my geek socks.

Pac-Man Coffee Table

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Pac-Man Coffee TableWhen you have a table as awesome as the Pac-Man Coffee Table, you better use coasters. Or else. This table is all kinds of awesome. It’s really a superbly detailed work of ingenious geek art.

Syd Bolton from Ontario, Canada contacted designer Erin McFadden, who took a plain coffee table and turned it into this. One of the coolest geek tables ever. Now why can we not buy this kind of furniture in stores? You just know that he goes ballistic when his friends don’t use coasters. And I don’t blame him.

Atari cartridge wallet shows where your money went in the 80s

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on June 14th, 2009

Atari cartridge wallet shows where your money went in the 80sEtsy seller Nilesz recycles Atari cartridges into wallets. So you can pay for that cartridge all over again in the now. Yep, that’s a real cartridge. It now holds money as well as 80s memories. Nilesz says that “the only piece of the original game not used in the wallet design is the screw.”

It’s a fat wallet, but that just means it holds more stuff. He even made a promo video for them below. They sell for $40 – $80 depending on the rarity/popularity of a game.

Voltron transforms into a working camera

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on June 11th, 2009

Voltron transforms into a working cameraThis transforming Voltron is awesome. A) It’s Voltron. B)It transforms into a working camera. and C) See A and B. This transforming Voltron action figure actually shoots 110 film. Apparently it was sold in the 1980s by Impulse Ltd.

Not that that helps us get one in the here and now. Few things in life are this awesome. Now, we are on a mission to find one. This is way cooler then that time my Qosmio notebook turned into a Transformer.

What if the iPhone was released in the 80s?

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2009

What if the iPhone was released in the 80s?Things might have turned out a little differently had the iPhone been released back in the 1980s. What you’re looking at is dubbed the Touch Screen Rotary. A home phone that looks like it comes from a parallel universe, combining old school with some modern functionality.

The rotary dial has been replaced with touch controls next to a backlit display that shows you who’s calling thanks to built-in caller ID. For the outside, designer Mark Miller decided on a highly polished ABS lined with a frosted polycarbonate base which will provide a soft glow each time you get a call.

Neon Pac-Man lights

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009

Neon Pac-Man lightsThese geek-a-licious neon Pac-Man lights let you turn your dark abode into the classic video game. Well, almost. Your room would be missing all of the dots and power pellets. But still, it’s as close as you’re gonna get to bringing Pac-Man out of the arcade cabinet and into your home.

They look awesome and you get the original Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and Pac-Man. At 9 inches tall, they’re a nice size too. The full set is available right now on ebay.

Classic Gaming Ties are all class

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on February 9th, 2009

Classic Gaming Ties are all classI am pretty lucky that I don’t have to wear a suit and tie to work everyday. But if I did have to, I would wear one of these classic gaming ties. Why not show your love of retro games as you toil the day away?

When you find yourself in a boring meeting you can just think of your tie and imagine those Tetris blocks falling or shoot some Space Invaders. You can get ties that show off 4 different classic titles including Asteroids, Tetris, Space Invaders and Pong. Each Tie is made from microfiber and are available for just $24.95 each.

This just in: Ice Invaders attack drinks

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2009

This just in: Ice Invaders attack drinksYou’re a geek and so are we. So we understand. Sometimes you just can’t keep all that love for Space Invaders to yourself. You have to slip it in her drink like a nerd roofie, hoping that it will pique her interest. Maybe she’ll ask what it is. You can explain and in the process make her a nerd too. Maybe you’ll play the classic game together.

Not very likely. She’ll probably just tell you to keep your dork ice in that Shirley Temple you’re sipping. Hey, you tried. Ice Invaders is a silicone tray that will make Space Invaders ice or let you bake your own aliens. It will be available this spring. Pretend your going pew pew pew as they melt in your girlly drink.

Pac Man energy drink

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2009

Pac Man energy drinkTake it from Pac-Man, it isn’t easy running around mazes, gobbling up power pellets and eating ghosts. Sure, you get to chomp on the occasional fruit, but it takes a lot of energy to live the waka waka lifestyle.

That’s why Pac-Man experimented until he came up with just the right energy drink and now he wants to market it to you. The drink is cherry-flavored and it’s the human equivalent to eating a power pellet. Ghosts turn blue with every sip. This drink delivers the energy necessary to get all the way to the Pac-Man kill screen if you so desire, meet Ms. Pac-Man and have Baby Pac-Man.

Space Invaders retro tabletop game bank

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on January 15th, 2009

Space Invaders retro tabletop game bankThe Japanese love banks. Like us, they also love them some Space Invaders. This latest offering from Takara Tomy may look like an actual sized tabletop Space Invaders game, but it’s really a miniature replica bank. It’s a unique take on the whole bank concept. It features an LCD screen that unfortunately is not playable, but acts as coin counter.

It will take up to 80 100 yen coins, and each time you drop a coin in, another invader lights up. So, basically you are playing the game in reverse. In this case, it pays to have more invaders on screen. It makes saving money not only fun, but retro and geeky at the same time. It will help you save up for those Space Invaders headphones or that Space Invaders Keyboard you’ve been wanting.

The Donkey Kong quilt looks pretty comfy

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on January 10th, 2009

The Donkey Kong quilt looks pretty comfyWhile you will never get to the famous Donkey Kong kill screen with this quilt, it will keep you comfy on these winter nights. Unless you choose to hang it on your wall. It’s a faithful rendition of the classic game we all know and love. It measures 64 square inches and is made from 100% cotton.

Etsy seller CarolinaPatchworks did a great job. I would say that it’s pixel perfect. And isn’t it time you changed those Star Wars bedsheets? Of course, fine geek craftsmanship like this isn’t cheap. It will cost you $450. That’s 1800 quarters, in case you were wondering.