One way to make technology appeal to late adaptors or design enthusiasts is to add a retro flair to tech designs. Trend Hunter Editor Michael Hemsworth discusses his favorite examples of retro tech, from filtered polaroid cameras
to vintage typewriter-inspired keyboards and 60s-inspired smartphone docks.
If you are a fan of Instagram or even Pinterest, a revamped camera from Lomography allows you to add filters and print pictures. Or if you are into collecting old typewriters, a vintage looking keyboard that hooks up to your iPad is another hipster-esque way to go. If you're missing Mad Men, a wooden analog-clock featuring smartphone dock is both simple and significant. On the other hand, if you're reminiscing about a different decade there is a tape recorder themed music player that plays into the old school tech designs theme quite nicely.
Editor Michael Hemsworth Details His Favorite Retro Tech Designs
1. Retro Tech Designs - Retro tech designs are becoming popular among late adaptors and design enthusiasts, creating opportunities for innovative product designs that blend vintage and modern tech.
2. Filtered Polaroid Cameras - The resurgence of filtered polaroid cameras reflects a trend towards combining the convenience of digital technology with the aesthetic of retro photography.
3. Vintage-inspired Keyboards - Vintage-inspired keyboards are gaining traction among retro tech enthusiasts, paving the way for innovative product designs that marry the nostalgia of old-fashioned keyboards with modern computer capabilities.
1. Photography - Incorporating retro design elements into modern cameras and photo editing software could appeal to consumers who want to combine vintage aesthetics with modern technology.
2. Personal Computing - Designing vintage-looking keyboards that connect to modern devices could appeal to retro tech enthusiasts who want to relive the experience of typing on an old-fashioned typewriter.
3. Product Design - Incorporating retro design elements into a variety of products, ranging from music players to smartphone docks, could tap into the current popularity of vintage and nostalgic aesthetics.