Techmoan shows off some more more awesomely weird retro tech. The Roland MT-80S was a compact music player that played back MIDI files using songs stored on a 3.5 inch floppy disk. Since it was designed for learning music, it also packed a digital metronome.
Crosley goes old school with this a portable retro tape deck. It also has an AM/FM radio as well as access to two short wave radio bands. It can also play music from USB drives or an SD card. It also has a record feature, a built-in microphone and a headphone jack.
Techmoan looks at the history of the DataPlay, a tiny optical disc format. Launched in 2001, it could carry up to 500MB of data in a disc just a tad bigger than a dollar coin. Unfortunately, its reliance on other companies and non-rewritable nature spelled doom for the disc.
Relive your gaming glory days with a Retro Entertainment Console. This entertainment system takes its design cues from the NES Classic and is pre-loaded with over 500 games so you can fall deep into a black hole of 8-bit gaming nostalgia. (Note: Games are remakes)
Bring 250 arcade clone puzzle, sports, strategy, and more games with you everywhere you go — right in your pocket! The 16-Bit Mini Retro Arcade Machine is the tiny arcade machine that will entertain you at your desk, on the commute, or anywhere else you go.
Think having to put on a suit and tie for work is a drag? Check out this demonstration from the National Liverpool Museums which walks us through some of the complexities of menswear in the 1700s, and you might feel better when you can’t go casual. Ladies had it way worse.
These 3/4-scale replicas of classic arcade machines are fully playable, with real arcade controls, a 17″ display, and four licensed games each. Good for standing or seated play. They’re already a deal at $399, but Walmart is taking pre-orders for just $299! Assembly required.
Artist Wyatt Little presents a truly unique way to cultivate a houseplant. This handmade, rust-colored ceramic vessel looks like an old-school desktop computer and monitor. Measures 8″(l) x 7.5″(w) x 9″(h). We suppose you could attempt the same with an actual computer case.
Convert dad’s old vinyl library for Father’s Day with the ION Audio Max LP turntable. It plays records via its stereo speakers, and outputs to digital files using a USB connection and the bundled conversion software. Save 34% off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.
FozzTexx offers a flashback to what life was like for computer users in the late 1970s. Check out the sleek styling and cutting edge monochrome screen on that TRS-80 Model II, complete with 8″ floppy drive and acoustic coupler! They left out the modem squeal, so here you go.
This clicky mechanical keyboard captures the essence of classic typewriters. It works as a dock for tablets, offers both Bluetooth and wired connectivity, and its clever carriage knob doubles as a volume and backlight brightness control. Coming to Indiegogo June 2018.
Show your love for retro video games with this sweet dark red messenger bag, embellished with the Japanese version of gaming great Atari’s iconic logo. We suggest using it to carry a LYNX portable, a selection of game cartridges, and some old Antic magazines.
“All day long, wearing a mask of false bravado…” The eclectic Sydney, Australia band Ocean Alley dusts off a 1970s classic – Player’s 1977 hit Baby Come Back, making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside thanks in no small part to Baden Donegal’s soulful lead vocals.
What was once one of the most costly arcade machines will soon be small enough and cheap enough to have on your desktop. The 6.4″ tall console has a 3.5″ LCD screen, HDMI output, arcade style joystick and buttons, and 40 classic games. Japan/ Int’l. versions are in the works.
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