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Geeky Console Chargers

Boot Up Your Gadgets Old-School Style With the Nintendo 64 Rock Docks

— January 31, 2011 — Tech
The Nintendo 64 Rock Dock uses the original old-school gaming console to create an upcycled charger for new-school gadgets like sleek iPads, iPhones and iPods.

The Nintendo console is for iPads; it also allows you to plug in your headphones or speakers while you're charging your gadget. You can get the matching gaming controller to charge your smaller devices like iPhones or iPods. The Nintendo 64 Rock Dock merges old-school and new-school gadgets beautifully.

Implications - In the technology industry, products become antiquated rather quickly, which can be incredibly frustrating to consumers who buy expensive products that become obsolete within six months. Businesses that find a way to give new purpose and functionality to old gadgets will capitalize on an accessories market that most other companies have left decades ago.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycled Gadget Chargers - Creating new functionality for old gadgets like the Nintendo console opens up opportunities in the accessories market.
2. Merge of Old and New - Blending old-school and new-school gadgets appeals to consumers looking for a nostalgic yet functional experience.
3. Multi-functional Charging Stations - Integrating features like headphone and speaker ports into charging stations creates convenience for users.
Industry Implications
1. Technology - Finding innovative ways to repurpose old gadgets can tap into the accessories market and address consumer frustration with rapidly evolving technology.
2. Accessories - Creating upcycled gadget chargers offers a unique selling proposition and appeals to consumers looking for nostalgic and eco-friendly options.
3. Gaming - Offering gaming controller chargers for smaller devices provides a niche market for gamers and retro enthusiasts alike.
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