Articles about retro

Internet Archive Delivers 900 Video Games That Roll Back The Years
Have you heard of the Internet Archive before? The Internet Archive happens to be a non-profit organization that is most famous for creating back ups of web pages, and this time around, they might have struck a nerve – in a good way, of course, having uploaded a venerable collection of video games that hail all the way from the 1970s to the 1990s. Just how many titles are there […]

Retro-Bit RetroDuo Portable plays your SNES video games
The world’s fascination and love for retro video games will never die, and every other week we find some new way to enjoy these out of production games that a lot of us grew up with. Last week at CES 2012, Retrobit showed off its Retroduo Portable for the first time – a handheld SNES console that lets you play retro games on the go. It’s basically a portable SNES […]

EOBOT watch is for retro robot fans
If you’re a fan of retro sci-fi and you’ve been looking for a watch to show your love for the genre, the EOBOT watch on Tokyoflash might be right up your alley. Designed by a classic sci-fi fan, Llyod from Australia, it features a retro-looking robot complete with colorful LEDs arranged in an interesting sequence that requires some deciphering to tell the time (just like any other fancy custom watch).The […]

Retro USB Mouse takes you back to the 80s
Computers today look nothing like what we used back in the 1980s, and for a good reason too – slimmer desktop casings, monitors and sleeker peripherals just look better. However if you yearn for the days of beige colored hardware and blocky equipment, ThinkGeek’s new Retro USB Mouse might be just for you. While it looks like an old-school trackball mouse, it features the internals of a modern day optical […]


iStation is a retro looking dock for your iPad
If all the typical iPad/iPhone docks that keep popping up every week is starting to look a bit too generic for your taste, perhaps you might want to take a look at the iStation by M.I.C Gadget which makes your iPad look like a pretty retro computer when docked. The iStation will allow you to choose between a faux woodgrain finish for the retro look, or if you prefer something […]

Gunpoint is a retro-looking, puzzle solving game
PC Gamer writer and developer Tom Francis is developing a game called Gunpoint that he’s calling “a stealth game about rewiring things, punching people, and trying not to get shot”, and if you’re a fan of puzzles and retro-ish graphics, this might be a game worth checking out especially since it is expected to hit the Windows platform by the end of the year.

Retro looking iPhone/iPod charging dock with Bluetooth headset
If you like the idea of marrying new technology with the old, perhaps this iPhone/iPod dock charger with a Bluetooth headset shaped in the style of a retro phone might appeal to you. As you can see from the photo above, the dock has been crafted in such a way that it appears to be rather vintage in design, and with the app running on the iPhone in the background, […]

Road Rash to be revived by EA Games?
Anyone remember the EA game Road Rash? For those who may be too young to remember the game, it was basically a motorcycle game where you competed against other motorcyclists. The first game was released in 1991 and it was not your typical racing game. Your character could use chains and baseball bats to beat up other motorcyclists, causing them to crash. You could even kick their bikes and steal […]

The Victoria Nostalgic Internet Radio only looks retro
Retro never goes out of style, as evident by all the old-fashioned designs being used in today’s technology. Grace Digital has just announced the launch of its new retro-inspired device called The Victoria Nostalgic Internet Radio. With a design that would let it blend in the rows of old trinkets and items found at a pawn shop, The Victoria Nostalgic Internet Radio is far from outdated.

Steampunk plasma speakers looks pretty unique
If you’re into the whole vintage/retro look for your home design, then perhaps these Steampunk inspired plasma speakers might be next on your shopping list. Designed and created by Polish artist Conscious Flesh, through the use of a plasma arc speaker together with a retro Steampunk styling, it produces sound waves in a pretty unconventional way that you won’t be seeing advertised by other audio manufacturers anytime soon.

IDEA Dynamic Headphones are sleek and retro
Looking for a pair of headphones that are sleek while still maintaining a somewhat retro look? If you are in the market for such a pair of headphones, then perhaps IDEA’s Dynamic Headphones could be just the product you were searching for.

British Phone Booth Gets Updated With Skype
The phone booth is such a classic icon, not only used by Clark Kent to change into his Superman outfit in, or to film the movie, or to take photos with, but has also been one of the more iconic “structures” that people would use to identify with Britain. In a fusion of the old and the new, Prof. Michael Shaughnessy decided to convert the phone booth into something a little more […]

Wireless iPhone 4 alarm dock that does nothing
If there was a perfect embodiment of what form over function is, this retro-style wooden iPhone 4 dock would fit the bill. Jonas Damon, a designer has recently crafted a beautiful iPhone 4 dock made from nothing but beach wood that serve no purpose beyond holding your iPhone 4 in place while it tells you the time.If you need your iPhone 4 to act as an alarm clock by your […]

USB drives made from film canisters
If there’s one thing still hasn’t gone out of fashion yet, it’s the transformation of retro objects into USB drives or portable hard disks. We’ve seen all sorts of retro objects upgraded before – from floppy disks to Super Nintendo gaming cartridges and even LEGO figures. Well now we have one more to add to the list – film canisters.newfocus’ store on Etsy are selling 35mm film canisters that have […]

Sony XDR-S16DBP puts the retro in radio
If you own a really cool radio from the 80s, but you’re unwilling to let go of it after all the money and time you spent getting it fixed up each time it broke down, it’s about time you move on. Good thing for you, Sony has decided to make retro cool again and has released a new DAB/DAB+/FM digital radio. The XDR-S16DBP may not be from the 80s, but […]

Cram your webcam into an old fashioned camera with some DIY skills
Webcams nowadays pretty much look alike, but if you’re the type of person who loves to be creative and look different from the rest, perhaps you’d be interested in a DIY project for your webcam. Folks out there have posted some useful step-by-step instructions on how to cram a webcam into an old-fashioned camera, giving you a webcam that will definitely stand out in the crowd. Of course, it won’t […]

Classic video game cartridges turned into external hard drives
A seller going by the name of 8Bir Memory on the DIY store, has started selling old Super Nintendo game cartridges modified into external hard disk drives. The epitome of nerdiness? You bet. And we’re loving it. He has converted classic titles such as Star Wars, Metroid, the Legend of Zelda, Mega Man 2 into useful hard disk drives. Besides looking good, the cartridges disguise the fact that they […]

Flood in Brisbane destroys retro game console collection
If you’re an avid collector of retro video game consoles you’ll probably feel the pain of this poor guy in Brisbane, Australia. Amidst the recent floods that have been happening in that part of the world, the latest one totally wrecked his lifelong collection of retro gaming controls. PC-Engines, old Segas, Nintendo Game & Watch handhelds, game cartridges – you name it, he probably had it (maybe even more than […]

The Millennium Table holds your coffee while you play games
Are you a fan of coffee and arcade gaming? Then the Millennium Table might be just the right table for you. This interesting coffee table comes with an in-built arcade machine that contains 60 classic games such as Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Asteroids! If you’re a clumsy drinker, you can rest assured that any coffee spillages won’t be damaging your arcade machine that’s tucked away safely behind some see through […]

Skeleton Key flash drive is modern and retro
How many of you are bored with the old, similar looking thumb drives that every other manufacturer seems to put out? How about a thumb drive in the shape of a key instead? While we’re at that, let’s make it a skeleton key to give it that retro, classic feel? Viola, we have the skeleton key flash drive from Fredflare. While it won’t be opening any doors for you, it […]