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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 3.5-inch floppy disk.

Appropriately enough for the poor floppy, the battery capacity isn’t that great. The battery pack has a 2,500 mAh battery, which will charge the iPhone 7 once over, but probably won’t give most Android phones a full charge. It’s also got an LED light for use as a battery indicator and comes with a Micro USB cable. That’s right — something that looks like outdated tech shipping with something that is very soon to be outdated tech. Poetry!

ThumbsUp UK is a wholesaler, so if your heart beats for old tech, you won’t be able to buy this directly from them. Chances are you’ll see it in novelty mall stores and online boutiques soon enough.

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