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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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8 Featured, 72 Examples:
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Date Range:
Feb 11 — Jun 11
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Featured Examples

Game Boy Tablet Covers
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
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
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
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
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
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
Retro Television iPad Docks
Retro Television iPad Docks
This Natural Wood iPad Dock from Miterbox Brings You Back to the Day
Do you remember the televisions that your grandparents used to have? Well, a designer by the name of Miterbox sure does and he has taken that classic nostalgic design and mixed it with modern technology.… MORE
Retrofied Phone Docks
Retrofied Phone Docks
Areaware Alarm Dock Brings 70s-Chic Clock Designs Back
If you're trying to humble yourself from all the amazing apps found on your iPhone, why not turn your handy do-it-all into a retro looking clock with this Areaware Alarm Dock? The all-wooden design of… MORE

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