Eclectic Tech

The electronics market merges retro design with modern tech to focus on aesthetic

Implications - Consumers are obsessive when it comes to tech specs, but a growing desire for eclectic form is resulting in products that are retro in design, but not function. The merging of classic designs with modern features is moving against traditional methods to create something familiar enough for Boomers yet fully featured enough for Millennials.
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'60s-Inspired Smartphone Docks - The Vaughan Dock 2.0 by Tronk Design has a Retro Vibe
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Hot 18,321 Clicks Pub: Feb 5, 14
'60s-Inspired Smartphone Docks
The Vaughan Dock 2.0 by Tronk Design has a Retro Vibe
The Vaughan Dock 2.0 brings a little retro charm to the contemporary design of the Apple iPhone. Taking on the aesthetic of a classic radio with sleek wood, fabric speakers and even a small clock,... [More]
Filtered Polaroid Cameras - The Lomo’Instant Cameras Bring Back Traditional Filters and Polaroids
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Hot 4,745 Clicks Pub: Jul 7, 14
Filtered Polaroid Cameras
The Lomo’Instant Cameras Bring Back Traditional Filters and Polaroids
Hipster camera company Lomography recently released the Lomo’Instant, a camera that cleverly combines nostalgic Polaroid film with retro filters. Now you can take real-life Instagram-worthy photos... [More]
High Tech Retro Watches - Velox Brings Back the 70s with Its XC1 Watch
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Warm 5,302 Clicks Pub: Jan 24, 14
High Tech Retro Watches
Velox Brings Back the 70s with Its XC1 Watch
Retro watches are the new face of the future according to Velox. The watchmaker’s very first launch is the XC1, a very modern watch inspired by the classic Braun DW20 from the 1970s. The XC1... [More]
Bulky Retro Music Docks - The iRecorder is a Retro Music Player for iPhones
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Warm 2,637 Clicks Pub: Dec 10, 13
Bulky Retro Music Docks
The iRecorder is a Retro Music Player for iPhones
The iRecorder is a retro-style gadget that mixes modern iPhones with a nostalgia for chunky cassette players. The device has a spot for the iPhone to rest and be completely concealed, as if you were... [More]
Transformative Chic Smartphones - Pop Deska Turns Any  Smartphone Into a Professional Desk Phone
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Mild 7,919 Clicks Pub: Sep 22, 13
Transformative Chic Smartphones
Pop Deska Turns Any Smartphone Into a Professional Desk Phone
For those who prefer to handle a desk phone over a smartphone, check out the Pop Desk by Native Union. The device allows the transformation of your current smartphone, while it sits sleekly on a... [More]
Nostalgic Typewriter Keyboards - This Vintage Computer Keyboard Looks Like a Set of Typewriter Keys
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Mild 2,582 Clicks Pub: Sep 15, 14
Nostalgic Typewriter Keyboards
This Vintage Computer Keyboard Looks Like a Set of Typewriter Keys
Take your writing back a couple of decades with this vintage typewriter keyboard design that pays tribute to the days when writers would sit and type their words out in ink. This nifty computer... [More]