iHome SD63 Retro-Style Headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2011

iHome has released the new SD63 Retro-Style Hi-Fi Stereo headphones. These boast an on-ear design and feature a pair of 40mm neodymium drivers, an adjustable headband, air-cushioned ear pads for added comfort, a six-foot coiled cord, chrome accents, and Soundesign branding.

You also get a rotary volume control on one of the two swiveling ear cups. The iHome SD63 Retro-Style Hi-Fi Stereo headphones are priced at $49.99 and we love the retro style.

Kenwood’s U-K525LT CD player is nice and retro

Posted in Kenwood by Conner Flynn on April 17th, 2011

Kenwood’s new CD player has wood. It is dubbed the U-K525LT and sports a nice retro look, making it both stylish and elegant. It’s based on the existing U-K525 that was released this year. Goes nice with your wood grain Atari console.

Besides playing CDs, the U-K525LT also supports iPods, iPhones, WMA, AAC and MP3 file formats, FM radio and USB data storage compatibility. Did we mention that it also has wood? The Kenwood U-K525LT will cost you 44,800 Yen in Japan. That’s $539. Plus…wood.

GoPad Atari Asteroids

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2011

Every now and then I want to play some Atari games, but I don’t want to dig up my old console and hook everything up. So this is a great way to get in a quick game of Asteroids. GoPad has released the Atari Asteroids gaming controller which comes preloaded with Asteroids and works with PCs and Macs.

Just plug in the device and fire up the game and go pew pew pew. The mini-controller has a d-pad and four buttons to shoot. Not sure why such a simple game needs four buttons though. You just need one to shoot. The GoPad Atari Asteroids game is just $24.

Nanocade turns your netbook into an arcade cabinet

Posted in Netbook by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2011

Netbooks are cool, but they aren’t arcade cabinets. Not typically. But with the Nanocade you can have both. It’s a kit from designer Rasmus Sorensen that lets you turn a netbook or mini-ITX motherboard and 10.1-inch display into a laptop arcade cabinet.

If you have a spare netbook to make this happen, the kit ships in March and it is easy to do. As long as you have the $349 plus shipping that is. It’s totally worth it.

Retro Calculator iPhone 4 case

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on January 22nd, 2011

This may look like an average retro calculator, but it is actually an iPhone 4 case with a super realistic looking decal. This retro calculator case consists of a clear hard plastic case plus the decal and retails for $19.50 on etsy.

Great for an April Fool’s day prank or an anytime prank. I bet it would even fool the nerdiest of math nerds. It looks very convincing. Except for the camera hole.

Retro Toy Robot USB Flash Drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2010

This USB flash drive from the Spanish company Deego is too cute for words. It’s clearly not the sort of robot that kills. He’s more the kind you find in a retro toy chest. He’s styled like an old classic toy robot figure.

This robot is USB 2.0 compliant and compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, XP, 2000 Pro, Vista, Mac OS 9.x and 10.2.8. It’s available in 2GB and 4GB versions. The price starts at €18,90 EUR ($25). Totally worth it. I might have to get one for myself.

Retro Cassette Tape Case for Kindle and iPad

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2010

Here’s a unique case with some retro style for either your Kindle or iPad. These retro 80′s cassette cases will take you back in time and also protect your device.

These retro cassette cases are handmade by Lindsey Porter. The Kindle E-Reader case is available in a grey blue felt design while the larger iPad case is in a black red and grey finish. They are available to for $40 and $50.

Phone X Retro iPhone Dock

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 10th, 2010

If you are looking for a retro styled iPhone dock, look no further. This one was designed and created by Japanese home electronics company Hashy-Topin and this iPhone dock allows you to make calls the old fashioned way using a handset with a cord.

When docked, your iphone will charge and sync to iTunes if needed. Phone X will cost you $24 in either Black, Pink, Blue , White or Yellow. Not a bad price if you absolutely must get back to being tethered with your phone.

Seahope Scope 2 Watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on December 6th, 2010

Seahope has unveiled their new Scope 2 watch from the EleeNo Cyber collection. It has an amazing retro-modern style that looks like it is straight from a Sci-Fi movie. We love this one.

It features a futuristic digital display with a visor that will display the time when you push the button. It measures 47mm x 41.5mm x 15mm and is currently available in Japan for 22,150 Yen or about $264. Sure, it’s pricey, but just look at that style.

Etch A Sketch iPhone 4 Case

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 21st, 2010

This is one of the coolest retro iPhone 4 cases yet. Headcase has just released the iPhone 4 version of their official Etch A Sketch case. These are the same folks who released the case for the iPad a few months ago. Why not get both so you have a matching pair?

It’s designed to protect your iPhone and is made of impact resistant plastic. To bad you can’t shake it to undo your work. The Etch A Sketch iPhone 4 Case retails for just $24.99.

Gucci to release 3D glasses soon for $225

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on October 31st, 2010

We’ve seen our share of 3D glasses hit the market, but now high-end fashion company Gucci will be releasing their own 3D glasses. You can expect them around December for $225.

The glasses have “optically correct 6-base curved lenses” with a “high tech multi-layered mirrored coating which allows the wearer to view themselves in a mirror without distortion”. Would you pay $225 for a pair of retro looking 3D glasses?

ArcadeDock turns your Lenovo laptop into a retro arcade cabinet

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on October 14th, 2010

The ArcadeDock Laptop Dock is an awesome mod. It’s a half-height arcade machine, with retro art, the necessary joystick and large buttons and a secret place for a touchpad-equipped keyboard. Basically it is designed to hold an IdeaPad Y560, and when connected via USB, it functions just like any arcade cabinet.

Pretty awesome. Though it looks pretty uncomfortable to play. Still, it’s worth any back pain you might endure to play a lenovo Ideapad through a Street Fighter 4 emblazoned arcade cabinet.

Audio-Technica ATH-RE70 retro series headphones

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on October 10th, 2010

The Audio-Technica ATH-RE70 retro series headphones are now available for pre-order. These headphones look nice and retro and feature a couple of 40mm drivers with a frequency response of 10-24 000Hz.

Other features include an adjustable “stick slider” headband and a universal swiveling earcup design to ensure the perfect fit for those long listening sessions or you know, one Pink Floyd album. The Audio-Technica ATH-RE70 retails for about $102.

Retro iPod/iPhone Boombox

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2010

Boom boxes are probably best left in the past, but if you want to relive the old days, then check out this Innovative Technology Boom Box. It supports both your iPhone, iPod, or any MP3 player via an auxiliary audio input.

You can dock your iPhone into the cassette deck, and turn it into an expensive cassette tape. It also sports an SD card slot and a USB port so you can record live music from the built-in FM radio as MP3 files.

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.