iPhone 8mm Vintage Camera App ages your movies

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

When making videos with modern gadgets, you just can’t get the same results compared to the old stuff. There’s no atmosphere. Well, a new iPhone application called 8mm Vintage Camera has been published to the iTunes App Store that allows you to record your movies in vintage 8mm film style.

Who needs an actual 8mm camera anymore? With the 8mm Vintage Camera options you can mix and match films and lenses, allowing you to recreate the atmosphere of those days gone by with 25 retro looks. Pretty awesome.

1958 Arvin Radio converted into an iPod Dock

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on September 13th, 2010

Is this not the best looking iPod dock that you have ever seen? Sure, we’ve seen our share of iPod docks, but this one is a real beauty. It’s a 1958 Arvin Radio that has been converted into an iPod dock. So here you get the best of old and new.

The details on the dock are scarce, but we do know that it will cost you $750. At that price, some specs would be nice, but you are buying this more for the style anyway. This one of a kind iPod dock displays either a 1st generation iPhone or iPod touch being docked, so I guess no matter how you look at it, it’s a relic.

Vintage 8-track transformed into an iPod dock

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2010

I love Vintage radios and 8-Tracks. Many just have a retro design that can’t be beat. The kind of style that no one is delivering today. The only thing better than a well designed vintage 8-Track player would be one that was modified as an iPod dock.

That’s exactly what we have here. This instructable shows you how to do it. Clearing out an 8-Track’s guts to to hold the contents of an iPod dock isn’t all that hard. The most important thing is that you start off with a great vintage device.

Fytone Vintage Mp3 Speaker and Transistor Radio

Posted in Radio by Conner Flynn on December 3rd, 2009

Fytone Vintage Mp3 Speaker and Transistor RadioIf Star Trek had come out in the 1940s this is what the communicator would look like. The Fytone Vintage Mp3 Speaker and Transistor Radio is great for anyone who wants their modern tech to have a vintage look.

This portable speaker is a throwback to the old transistor radio. It will support any Mp3 player with its 3.5mm cable and also receive AM/FM Channels with the antenna which doubles as a stand. It takes 3 AA batteries and will make a lasting impression on your grandparents.

Commodore 64 cake

Posted in Computer Cases by Conner Flynn on August 12th, 2009

Commodore 64 cake It’s been a while since we’ve seen an awesome geek cake as retro-liscous as this one. A genuine Commodore 64 Cake. It was made in honor of some guy’s 30th birthday.

It has some super nice detail work on the frosting, like all of that keyboard lettering. Even a power cord. Though I don’t remember Pong being available for the C64. It sure looks tasty. This guys wife, who made the cake, is a real special woman and if things don’t work out for them she can make me a cake anyday.

Robot USB flash drives with personality

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on June 24th, 2009

Robot USB flash drives with personalityIf you’ve been reading the ‘Brick for awhile then you know that we dig robots. We really love robot flash drives. But as we’ve said before, it’s hard to find decent ones. Well, at last here are some that have true personality.

There are six different models in various shapes and colors, all cute,awesome and retro. They come with a 2 gigabyte storage capacity and their LED eyes even light up when you plug them in. There are the six different colors in all: yellow, black, blue, pink, red and white. These little guys are amazing. I’m gonna order one myself.

The history of video game consoles

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2009

segadreamcastWe love video games around here. Whether we’re playing the Xbox 360, the PS3 or even an old Atari 2600. We thought we would take a look at the history of gaming consoles from 1972 to the present. You grew up with the vintage consoles, you play the new ones, so take a walk down memory lane and revisit all your favorites from the massive list below.

Tiny vintage Arcade & Pinball machines

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2009

Tiny vintage Arcade & Pinball machinesCheck out these awesome retro arcade and pinball machines. They’re made for your O scale railroad setup, because let’s be honest, most of your setup is outdated and could use a little gaming flare. The rest of us can use them to decorate our desks.

J & C Studios makes them and each 1.75″ tall game cabinet is a snap to put together. Really, they snap together from laser-cut black styrene, and even feature a place to put an LED bulb behind the screen so it can light up. They also offer decal kits for Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, Zaxxon, Phoenix and Defender.

iPod Cases made from old 45 RPM records

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 23rd, 2009

iPod Cases made from old 45 RPM recordsNow here’s a case for your iPod that is actually interesting and looks unique. These cases are made from old 45s, with a plexiglass window and a cork liner. You have to love this merging of the old format with the new. It just makes sense. And looks damn good.

I love how you can line up the record label in various ways and the center hole of the record is lined up with the iPod’s scroll wheel of course. These awesome cases were made by Contexture Design, but sadly they are completely sold out of the 45 cases right now. You can see why.

LED Football 2 for iPhone

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2008

LED Football 2 for iPhoneWhile it won’t impress today’s kids who grew up on Madden NFL, this will be a familiar sight to those of us who grew up in the 70s/80s. It’s an updated version of the LED football handheld we all knew and loved. It’s up at the AppStore.

Some new features include running, kicking, punts, field goals and passing. You won’t even have to worry about wear to the plastic buttons or buying a new 9 volt battery. With Passing you have total offense. This is how football was played once upon a time, as blips on a screen.

AKAT-1 analog computer

Posted in Computers by Conner Flynn on August 24th, 2008

AKAT-1 analog computerWith all of the latest tech news we give you day in and day out, sometimes it’s nice to take a look into the past and honor the devices that paved the way for todays gadgets. This analog computer is known as the AKAT-1 and it can solve complex differential equations in real time and without digital logic.

But it’s a victim of time passing by, and now resides in the Museum of Technology, in Warsaw, Poland. You’ll notice it sports a very warm and stunning retro look. It has character. I mean it obviously belongs in a Trek ship, with Spock feeding it data. And yet by many it has been forgotten. We here at the Brick would love to have it in the offices, but our intern would just mess it up. Here’s to you AKAT-1.

Computer gets jammed in a toaster, becomes compu-toaster

Posted in Computers by Conner Flynn on August 4th, 2008

Computer gets jammed in a toaster, becomes compu-toaster
Why anyone would want to put a computer inside of a toaster is beyond me.(As if I never thought about it). And the creator didn’t just stuff a computer into some modern plastic toaster, instead he went the full distance and jammed it in a vintage chrome toaster. And not a 2 slice job, but 4 slice.

The only downside is that one wants it to still make toast, maybe with the computer’s excess heat, but alas it has no toasting abilities. It does have a 3600 MHz processor, 2.5 inch hard drive, DVD-rom drive, and a router inside. It’s what the PC may have looked like in the 1950′s…If toast never existed.