Tag Archives: Retro

Kalashnikov Wants To Take On Tesla With This Decidedly Retro Electric Car

Tesla electric cars are sleek, but you know what really pleases my eyes? High-tech cars that take on a retro look. Having said that, you bet that I am all up for this Kalashnikov CV-1 Electric Supercar Concept. Yes. That is the Kalashnikov, the Russian company best known for its super robust assault rifle, AK-47. Kalashnikov now not only wants to make mecha robot and supply electric motorcycle to the military, it also want to have a piece of the consumer market with this decidedly retro-licious, pastel baby blue electric ride which it calls CV-1 and it has Tesla in its cross hair. Continue reading Kalashnikov Wants To Take On Tesla With This Decidedly Retro Electric Car

This Made-For-Turntable Table Is High On Mid-century Vibe!

On contrary to the product name, The Vinyl Table is not a table made of vinyl. It is a table/cabinet oozing with mid-century flair that is purposed designed for your favorite turntable. Designed and produced by Norwegian company HDRL, this loaded with 60s/70s vibe audio equipment furniture is crafted out of Valchromat and oak, and features a space for your turntable and a gorgeous tambour door that opens to reveal a space for stuff like an amplifier. Continue reading This Made-For-Turntable Table Is High On Mid-century Vibe!

Iconic Nokia 8110 “Banana” Phone Is Coming Back, Blessed With Android OS

If you ask me, nostalgia in mobile phone is hardly enticing because, keypad phones most certainly can’t keep up with the demands of today’s users, but apparently won’t stop licensed Nokia phone maker, HMD Global, from doing so. The company started reloading with the 3310 last year and now, it is bringing back the iconic Nokia 8110 “Banana” Phone to market. Yes. The “Banana” phone. The same phone that Neo used in the first Matrix movie. Not only is HMD giving the iconic slider phone an updated look, albeit quite subtly, it is also bring modern 4G connectivity to it. Continue reading Iconic Nokia 8110 “Banana” Phone Is Coming Back, Blessed With Android OS

An Apple Disk II Floppy Drive Turned Into Blu-ray/DVD Drive Is Just About The Coolest Thing Ever

Almost any manufacturer can make a Blu-ray player, but not every manufacturer can satisfies some consumers’ burning desire for the nostalgic. To this end, we think Etsy RetroConnector is not just any manufacturer. Heck. I wouldn’t even call this seller a manufacturer and that’s the beauty of it. What this person did is something we count as incredible. He/she repurpose the ultra retrolicious Apple Disk II Floppy Drive, first introduced in 1978, into a fit-for-modern times Blu-ray/DVD drive, so you’d get the nostalgic feel without being hold back by obsolete technology. Continue reading An Apple Disk II Floppy Drive Turned Into Blu-ray/DVD Drive Is Just About The Coolest Thing Ever

Do You Know Roland Had A BoomBox That Plays MIDI Music From 3.5” Floppy?

Before lossless audio files and before MP3, MIDI was the king of digital music. Now, I am sure you knew that, but do you know Japanese maker of electronic musical instrument, Roland, had a MIDI music player during MIDI’s heyday? Well, if that’s not surprising enough, I am sure your mind will be blown if I tell you that this particular music player, designated MT 80s, media storage of choice was 3.5” floppy disks? Yes. Floppy disk! Imagine that. Continue reading Do You Know Roland Had A BoomBox That Plays MIDI Music From 3.5” Floppy?

Oh, Look. Commodore 64 Is Making A Comeback As A Mini Game Console

Mission A.D., California Games, Cyberdyne Warrior, Chips’ Challenge. If the mention of any of those titles sends a nostalgic feeling surging through you, then we are quite sure you are a fan of the Commodore 64. Yeah. That Commodore 64. The iconic single computer unit that managed to find its way to millions of homes in the 80s. It was arguably an advanced hardware of its time that was not only a programming machine but it was also one that entertains. Anywho, if you are a huge fan, here’s a good news: the C64 is making a comeback, only this time, it will be reborn as a miniature machine that’s a little larger than a grown man hand, or 50 percent of its original size. Continue reading Oh, Look. Commodore 64 Is Making A Comeback As A Mini Game Console

This Retro Bluetooth Speaker Lets You Radio Channel Surf With A Knob

It will be a shame that a retro-style interior decor had to be marred by modern gadgets like Bluetooth speakers. It is true that some Bluetooth speakers score in the aesthetic department, but often they are modern or futuristic looking which is not exactly a good fit with your humble abode’s nostalgic styling. Of course, not everyone’s like holding to the past, but if you are, you ought to check out the Lofree Poison Retro Bluetooth Speaker & Radio. As the product name implies, it is a modern day technology clad in an uber nostalgic enclosure. Continue reading This Retro Bluetooth Speaker Lets You Radio Channel Surf With A Knob

Flat Screen Goes Retro-licious With Vintage-style 20-inch Japanese LCD TV

If the TV you see above looks very much like the one you have in the living room, then you way behind time and you are probably one heck of a nostalgic person. Well, the good news is, you can now move on to world of flat screen TV while not forsaking the nostalgia because there’s the Vintage-style 20-inch Japanese LCD TV, which is exact the set you see here. With this TV, you get all the goodness that comes with your unbelievable old tube TV, but with the modern wonders brought about by a 20-inch LCD display which is also the reason why instead of a cathode ray tube packed inside the retro-licious cabinet, it is now boast a handy storage space for your audio visual whatnots. Continue reading Flat Screen Goes Retro-licious With Vintage-style 20-inch Japanese LCD TV

Nintendo Has Another Palm-size Game Console Targeted At Home Market

While the rest of the world is clamouring over the mini NES Classic, home market’s Nintendo fans won’t be left out in the cold as the game console maker has announced another mini based on the original NES introduced in Japan in 1983. As with the NES Classic Edition, this one is palm-size too and it is totally compatible with modern HDMI-equipped flatscreen TVs. The original NES mini me comes with a pair of classic wired controllers (which is one more over the NES Classic Edition) that conveniently docks on the sides when not in use. Continue reading Nintendo Has Another Palm-size Game Console Targeted At Home Market

Sega Introduces Mega Drive Mini And It Is Retro Console War All Over Again

Back in the 80s, a game console war was waged between two then big players: Nintendo and Sega. More than three decades later, the battle for consumers’ money continues between the two key players of cartridge-based consoles continues and they are slugging it out with the same consoles. It is indeed console war all over again. Following Nintendo’s announcement of NES Classic, a palm-sized console of its original NES, last week, rival Sega is quick to introduce its own Mega Drive (aka Genesis in North America) in, well, mini form factor, of course. Continue reading Sega Introduces Mega Drive Mini And It Is Retro Console War All Over Again