THE BEST Analog

Penco x TWEMCO Mod Flip Clock

Penco x TWEMCO Mod Flip Clock

Orange is our favorite color, so we’re having a hard time resisting this retro-style alarm clock inspired by the plastic-fantastic styling of the 1960s. Created by Penco and TWEMCO, the battery-powered clock features a mechanical flip display, and a shiny orange ABS plastic case with white-on-orange flip tiles.

Douk Audio P1 Tube Headphone Amp + USB DAC

Douk Audio P1 Tube Headphone Amp + USB DAC

Give your headphones a smooth and crystal-clear analog upgrade with Douk Audio’s P1 headphone amp. It has a pair of 6J5 vacuum tubes, and can be used as a hi-fi headphone amp, a tube preamp, or a USB DAC. It supports USB, RCA, and Bluetooth 5.0 sources, and quality up to 24-bit, 192Khz from USB audio sources.

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Thousand Oscillator MegaDrone

Thousand Oscillator MegaDrone

Look Mum No Computer is always building strange and wonderful electronic musical instruments. His latest creation is a massive wall full of oscillator circuits, which, when played together, create an equivalently massive wall of sound. If a symphony played synths instead of strings, it might sound something like this.

Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Edition

Arturia MicroFreak Vocoder Edition

The MicroFreak Vocoder Edition, is an an updated version of Arturia’s hybrid analog/digital synthesizer with voice-enhancing capabilities. It includes a 16-band vocoder and a gooseneck electret mic for capturing your voice. Those with a standard MicroFreak can add vocoder ability via a firmware update.

Swatch Big Bold Spectrum

Swatch Big Bold Spectrum

The latest in the Swatch Big Bold collection truly lives up to its name, with this series of vibrant wristwatches with chunky hour indicators and hands in dayglo colors, set against a visible mechanism. Choose from orange/blue, blue/pink , or the pink/green color schemes, each with a comfortable silicone strap.

Timex Weekender XL

Timex Weekender XL

An oversize version of Timex’s classic Weekender wristwatch. This model is set into a large 43mm case, and comes on a leather strap that’s big enough for an 8-inch wrist. It features bright Indiglo lighting, and is water-resistant to 30m. It’s a great value for everyday wear.

Nixon Patrol Watches

Nixon Patrol Watches

Nixon’s bold-faced analog wristwatches feature easy-to-read high-contrast numerals and markers. They come in a variety of styles, from a showy goldtone with metal band to a sophisticated gunmetal with a leather strap. Each watch has a stainless steel 42mm case with a 100m waterproof rating.

Heavy Stylophone Riffs

Heavy Stylophone Riffs

The Stylophone is a very basic analog electronic instrument that uses a conductive pen and a metal circuit board of “keys” as its input device. But with the help of a Digitech Whammy effects pedal and some quick pen play, maromaro1337 was able to jam out some iconic rock riffs on the monophonic keyboard. More here.

Motor Synth

Motor Synth

Gamechanger Audio’s insanely cool desktop synthesizer combines electronic and mechanical components for the ultimate in analog sound. Its sounds are generated by motors, magnetic pickups, and infrared sensors, which serve as waveforms to produce truly unique sounds.

Famous Mellotron Songs

Famous Mellotron Songs

The Mellotron is an extremely desirable tape-based sampling keyboard that’s been used on numerous rock, pop and other tunes over the years. Keyboard expert Doctor Mix got his hands on one and played us a little medley of four memorable mellotron riffs.

Little Bear B4 Pocket Tube Amp

Little Bear B4 Pocket Tube Amp

Get the warm analog sound of a tube amplifier on the go with this portable headphone amp that packs two tiny Raytheon vacuum tubes. Ths palm-sized amp has a built-in rechargeable battery, and connects to your audio source via a 3.5mm input jack.

Uno Analog Synthesizer

Uno Analog Synthesizer

IK Multimedia proves you don’t have to be big or expensive to create fat analog sounds. Their portable synth costs less than $200, and features a pure-analog audio path with 2 VCOs, noise generator, resonant multimode VCF and VCA, MIDI, and a 27-note multitouch keyboard.

ClockClock 24 Black Edition

ClockClock 24 Black Edition

A white-on-black version of Humans Since 1982’s segmented analog timepiece which offers the same 24 analog dials, but a bolder and easier to read display. It’s as amazing as ever, though we only wish it were more affordable. Measures 15.75″ h x 35.5″ w x 1.5″ d.

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Skagen Hagen Connected Watch

Skagen Hagen Connected Watch

An modern and minimal analog watch that packs digital integrations with your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. It offers activity tracking, sleep monitoring, and notifications, and battery life up to 6 months.

Make Noise 0-COAST Synth

Make Noise 0-COAST Synth

A crazy cool modular single-voice analog synthesizer that’ll have you cranking out fat beats, crunchy noises, and amazing electronic sounds for your musical creations. It works completely standalone, or can be controlled by studio apps, sequencers, or keyboards via MIDI.

Mykonos Visus Watch

Mykonos Visus Watch

An unusual approach to analog time-telling, Mykonos Design’s Visus watch uses concentric circles to display hours, minutes and seconds. Just focus on the red pointer for the current time. Water-resistant with a steel adjustable band.

Nixon October Watch

Nixon October Watch

A sturdy and incredibly readable timepiece, with a submarine-inspired dial, and backed by a Swiss movement. Waterproof to 300 meters, and set onto a durable rubber band. Comes in black/red, silver/black, and black/orange.

Nixon Automatic Chrono LTD

Nixon Automatic Chrono LTD

A limited-edition 25 jewel chronograph based on the famous Swiss Valjoux 7750 movement. Has a 6-hand display, and engraved “Tick Tock You Don’t Stop” beneath the crystal window on back.

Nimbus 1 Watch

Nimbus 1 Watch

The multi-hued niobium dial, luminous markers and see-through back on this black stainless steel watch make it really stand out from the crowd. Handmade by Toronto watchmaker Scott Wilk.

Swatch x Lorenzo Petrantoni

Swatch x Lorenzo Petrantoni

Swatch teamed with artist Lorenzo Petrantoni to create these bold black and white watches, with intricate designs cut from old illustrations. Our fave, the Lucky Draw, looks like a roulette wheel.

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NOVO Street Watch

NOVO Street Watch

Featuring a bold and substantial stainless steel case, the Street tells time using a spinning numeric disc behind its face instead of traditional hands. Available in orange/black or white/silver.

Spinning Wheel Watch

Spinning Wheel Watch

From THE ONE, this cool modern timepiece tells time with rotating discs – the outer one with hours, the inner ones minutes and seconds. Case is stainless steel with colorful polyurethane accents.

Time-O-Meter Watch

Time-O-Meter Watch

From Swiss watchmaker Pierre Junod and designer Fredi Brodmann comes a timepiece which dispenses with those pesky minutes, instead telling time in fractions of an hour. Limited to just 250 pieces.

Burberry Military Watch

Burberry Military Watch

The bold, black-and-white lines of the new Military Watch really catch our eye. Made in Switzerland, the timepiece looks like it could be government-issued, but the Burberry label says it’s not.

Devon Works Tread 1 Watch

Devon Works Tread 1 Watch

This high-tech timepiece features a motor and belt-drive mechanism and a rechargeable battery that can be juiced up wirelessly. It’s also bulletproof. Ships later this year for $15k.

Holga 120 3D Stereo Camera

Holga 120 3D Stereo Camera

3D TV might be all the buzz this year, but Holga’s 3D camera takes a decidedly analog approach to cranking out dimensional images onto old-school 120 film. Add the 3D slide viewer for best results.

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