Retro Techcessories

Old school cases and docks bridge current technology with old
Implications - An interesting dichotomy is taking place in the consumer technology marketplace: While buyers can’t wait to get their hands on the newest and latest gadgets, they are also seeking retro-style products with which to accessorize them. Tech accessories, from docks to iPad cases, are getting retrofied with elements like Game Boy themes and rotary phone accents. This design direction allows consumers to bridge the gap between new and old, while also presenting an ironic twist on today’s rapid-fire pace of technology.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 74,603 Total Clicks Feb 11 - Jun 11
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Game Boy Tablet Covers - The Gamer iPad Sleeve is a Blast from the Handheld Gaming Past
SCORE: 5.3
Hot 11,073 Clicks Pub: Mar 21, 11
Game Boy Tablet Covers
The Gamer iPad Sleeve is a Blast from the Handheld Gaming Past
You’ll notice that there have been a lot of Game Boy innovations that reinvent this retro gaming device for new-school toys, but the Gamer iPad Sleeve is the first that I’ve seen fitted for sleek tablets.… [More]
Retrofied Mobiles - The Rotary Mechanical Smartphone Takes Your Cellphone Back to the 60s
SCORE: 5.7
Hot 17,811 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 11
Retrofied Mobiles
The Rotary Mechanical Smartphone Takes Your Cellphone Back to the 60s
I wonder how long it will be before some enterprising Etsy seller designs and sells his own version of Richard Clarkson's Rotary Mechanical Smartphone. The Rotary Mechanical Smartphone is the epitome of… [More]
VCR-Ready Mobile Protectors - The iPhone 4 VHS Skin is a Video Flashback Apple Accessory
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 9,074 Clicks Pub: Feb 18, 11
VCR-Ready Mobile Protectors
The iPhone 4 VHS Skin is a Video Flashback Apple Accessory
There are certain technological icons that some would rather not forget, and the iPhone 4 VHS Skin attempts to extend the life of expired electronics into the 21st century. Sold through Etsy by Vinyl… [More]
Retro Tablet Accessories - The Typescreen Turns Your iPad into an Old-Timey Typewriter
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Warm 5,210 Clicks Pub: Apr 5, 11
Retro Tablet Accessories
The Typescreen Turns Your iPad into an Old-Timey Typewriter
Take your tablet typing back in time with the Typescreen. The Typescreen is a new iPad accessory from the folks over at Spinninghat that converts your iPad into an old-timey typewriter. The typewriter… [More]
Retrofied iPod Speakers - The Thodio iBox is a Wooden Rechargeable Sound System
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Warm 10,571 Clicks Pub: Mar 5, 11
Retrofied iPod Speakers
The Thodio iBox is a Wooden Rechargeable Sound System
For music lovers looking for a iPod dock with a bit more character than your regular plastic one, the Thodio iBox is a stylistic statement that packs a functional punch as well. Available in a number… [More]
Retro Gamer PC Cases - The Watercooled NES Computer Case Mod is Meant to Play More Than Mario
SCORE: 3
Mild 20,864 Clicks Pub: Jun 2, 11
Retro Gamer PC Cases
The Watercooled NES Computer Case Mod is Meant to Play More Than Mario
Just when you think you have seen it all with regards to innovative computer cases, along comes the watercooled NES computer case mod. Modder/gamer Robert Whamm created the case mod for the Cooler Master… [More]