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    These Past Predictions of the Future are Hilariously Off

    Wild predictions about what the future will look like haven’t just been limited to dystopian novels and sci-fi movies and TV shows! Plenty of companies tried their hand at looking into the crystal ball during the previous century, and the results were pretty wild! We sifted through a few and found some that pretty much […]

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    The Wrensilva Loft is a Gorgeous Record Console That Doubles as Furniture

    We fell in love with Wrensilva’s original record consoles last year, but they were pretty big and pretty pricey. Fortunately, the Salyers have been hard at work in San Diego designing something a little more lightweight for the space-deprived among us. The result is the Wrensilva Loft, a scaled down system with more modern conveniences. […]

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    Tivoli Adds Much Needed Modern Amenities to Their Iconic FM Radio

    Just about every tech company has tried to take the retro angle in the past ten years or so, but few do it right. Tivoli is one of the rare companies that does, which is why their latest product is such a big gamble. The company is known for its old fashioned speakers and radios, […]

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    This Ironic Floppy Disk Charges Phones, Has No Storage

    The old floppy disk had its responsibilities as a storage medium taken away a long time ago (well, by everyone except the government), so it’s only fitting that it’s coming back as something else entirely. ThumbsUp UK, home to all manner of kitsch, is now featuring an external battery pack made to look like a […]

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    Wrensilva Makes Some Seriously Gorgeous Record Consoles

    Go hide your wallet and have someone change all your payment related passwords, because you might be tempted to make an irresponsible decision in the next few moments. A husband and wife team from San Diego is hand-crafting record consoles and, well, they’re pretty good at it. Like, really good. If you’re all about vinyl, this […]

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    Nintendo is Reviving the Power Line for the NES Classic Launch

    In July, we started getting hyped for a blast from Nintendo’s past. The company announced they would be re-releasing their old NES console, Nintendo’s ’80s home gaming breakthrough, in a smaller box preloaded with 30 NES games. Well, this Friday is the big launch day, and Nintendo is celebrating with more than just the console. […]

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    Hyperkin’s Smart Boy Transforms a Smartphone into a Game Boy

    I know we’ve said it before — April Fools’ Day is now less about jokes and more about pitching ridiculous ideas to see if there’s actually a market for them (we’re hoping this is true with YouTube and SnoopaVision). Gaming accessory maker Hyperkin teased a Game Boy case that could actually work with old Game Boy […]

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    This Stunning Record Console Comes with Whiskey Glasses

    When you come at the retro market, you have to bring your A game. Sometimes, that means adding in details that have nothing to do with what you’re actually making. So it goes with the Luno EGB2, a vinyl record console so dedicated to the ’50s and ’60s that it comes with a set of […]

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    Teaser Suggests That Motorola is Bringing Back the RAZR

    There’s a lot to unpack with this story. I mean, there’s the apparently imminent return of the RAZR, Motorola’s iconic flip phone, but there’s also the fact that we’ve just witnessed a teaser trailer (complete with a total lack of info) about a phone. What a time to be alive? The Motorola RAZR V3 was […]

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    Vans and Nintendo Team Up for the Retro Mashup of Your Dreams

    Let’s not mince words — Nintendo’s hard up for cash. Sales are down, profits are down, and the Wii U has been enough of a flop that Nintendo already has its successor ready for release next spring. If there’s a silver lining, it’s that we’ve been getting way more officially licensed Nintendo merch than before. Nintendo […]

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    Get The 27-Inch iMac With An Old School Retro Apple Logo

    ColorWare is making a habit out of this retro Apple thing. After customizing the iPhone 6S and the MacBook Air with the old multicolored Apple logo, they’ve now gotten their hands on some 27″ iMacs. And, like before, you’ll want to act quickly if you want one for yourself. ColorWare, best known for letting you […]

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    VW Camper Van Makes a Comeback in the Kitchen

    The days of the fixed-up VW camper van being the primary way young people found themselves have receded into memory. You know what that means — it’s time to bring back that memory in the form of kitschy home goods! Volkswagen gave the OK to a retro toaster and kettle bearing the classic VW logo […]

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    Turntable-Cassette Combo Embraces All Your Retro Tracks At Once

    Need to take your vinyl party on the road? It’s definitely a thing that could happen in 2016. Ion Audio has created a turntable that is not only portable, but includes a cassette deck just in case the party needs a shot of the ’80s to keep it going. The Duo Deck Digital Conversion Turntable […]

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    Massive NES Controller Is Totally Impractical, But You’ll Want One Anyway

    Coffee table-sized functional NES controllers have been around perhaps not as long as the NES itself, but for a pretty good while nonetheless. What we haven’t had are hybrid NES/SNES controllers that work over a Bluetooth connection with one of many of those old-school mashup consoles for people whose original consoles fell victim to Father […]

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    Powered Geek Box November 2015 – Review and Coupon Code

    November’s Power Geek Box was a solid one, but definitely not one of its best to date. That said, inside we found an assortment of fun items from some popular geeky franchises, along with some retro inspired paraphernalia. Here’s what we found in November’s box: G.I Joe Cobra Command Logo T-Shirt Doctor Who Adipose Vinyl Fig […]

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    The First Website Went Up 25 Years Ago, and It Looks Older Than Geocities

    Yes, the primordial pre-Geocities soup — whereas the flashy, obscenely bright websites of the web’s childhood years are literally seared into our memories, its infancy is less well remembered. But, we get to drag those baby photos out of the album this week, as the world’s very first website celebrates 25 years of existence. Well, […]

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    iPhone 6S Gets the Retro Apple Logo Treatment

    Last year, ColorWare hit us with a super limited run of 10 13″ MacBook Air laptops masquerading as old Apple IIe computers. Those 10 units were expensive at $3,500 each, but they still sold out in just four days. ColorWare, not one to leave money on the table, is bringing the Retro series back for […]

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    30 Essential Games to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of NES

    If there’s a video game analogue to the Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show, it’s what happened 30 years ago on October 18 — the arrival of the Nintendo Entertainment System on store shelves in the United States. After debuting in Japan as the Famicom in 1983, Nintendo set about reviving the United States […]