From MP3 Record Players to Large-Scale Retro Phones

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Aug 23, 2013
While a lot of fashion has borrowed styles from the 40s and 50s, these gadgets take retro-style tech a step further by blending vintage styles with the capabilities of today's technology.

Many modern devices adopt forms that eradicates buttons in favor of a sleek, minimal design. Because of this, a lot of phones, TVs and cameras start to look awfully similar. Instead of focusing purely on performance, these novel retro-inspired forms create new selling points that make them stand out in a competitive and rapidly changing market.

These retro-style gadgets may not be of any benefit to a device's performance, but since the baby boomers grew up in the 40s and 50s, these products bring back nostalgia for items they may have had at home in their youth. Stats for 100 Examples of Retro-Style Tech Trending: Older & Popular
Research: 109,992 clicks in 143 w
Interest: 3.8 minutes
Concept: Retro Style Tech
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Segment: Males, 35-55+
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