Retro Media

Retro, anti-Apple electronic devices for diversity
Implications - In an era where everyone has matching iPods or similar mobile media devices, the ability to stand out becomes difficult. While some companies have pushed to reinvent with edgy, novel designs, others have gone back to the retro media devices of the past, appealing to people’s sentimental sides.
SCORE: 2.4
Mild Top 6 Examples: 27,209 Total Clicks Jan 08 - Sep 08
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Boombox Redux - The iPod Boombox from Urban Outfitters
SCORE: 2.2
Mild 6,069 Clicks Pub: Apr 1, 08
Boombox Redux
The iPod Boombox from Urban Outfitters
Now, this is really a boombox! Actually, retro boombox would be more apt due to the fact that this gadget has been actualized with up to the second tech. This is in fact an iPod Boombox from Urban Outfitters!… [More]
$56,000 Turntables - The Jubilee by Thorens
SCORE: 2.9
Mild 5,611 Clicks Pub: Jun 27, 08
$56,000 Turntables
The Jubilee by Thorens
Thorens, a Swiss manufacturer of high-end audio equipment, are well known for their awesome turntables. Their newest turntable, the Jubilee, commemorates 125 years of the Thorens name. Weighing in at 58kg… [More]
Retro Plasma Televisions - Wilkerson Furniture
SCORE: 3.5
Mild 4,881 Clicks Pub: Jun 14, 08
Retro Plasma Televisions
Wilkerson Furniture
"Beaver... wash your hands. It's time for dinner." If you have to ask then your too young. Despite it's appearance, this is a very modern, 42" plasma television. Joe Wilkerson, the designer, wanted it… [More]
Retro Reinvented - Cassette Tape MP3 Player (Actually Works in a Cassette Deck)
SCORE: 1.7
Untested 4,366 Clicks Pub: Apr 27, 08
Retro Reinvented
Cassette Tape MP3 Player (Actually Works in a Cassette Deck)
Remember that old contraption known as a cassette tape? I'm sure there are youngsters out there who haven't seen one. Well, here we a have a novel gadget being unveiled that combines a cassette tape with… [More]
Retro Turntable With USB - The Roxy
SCORE: 2.4
Untested 3,246 Clicks Pub: Jan 4, 08
Retro Turntable With USB
The Roxy
I love it when something retro pops up that is clever, useful and affordable. Even the name is retro: The Roxy. OK, it's a music player, which is becoming retro, but if you are into this design theme,… [More]
Vinyl Records Making a Comeback - 36% Rise in Sales
SCORE: 1.9
Untested 3,036 Clicks Pub: Jun 13, 08
Vinyl Records Making a Comeback
36% Rise in Sales
It’s hard to believe, but vinyl records are making a comeback, at the same time that CD sales are on the decline. In fact, one major grocery store chain, Fred Meyer, still has LP (Long Playing - usually… [More]
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