By Stefano on November 20th, 2012
A few years ago retro gadgets seemed like quite a fun idea. Oh how we chuckled when we saw that iPhone case made to resemble a 1970s Motorola brick. And yep I loved all those games consoles styled like ones I had a few decades ago yet stacked out with contemporary processors and graphics cards.
Somewhere along the line though it all went a little too crazy. Now every gadgets site has a bonkers array of iPhone cases designed to look like ancient devices and music players that take their style cues from a few decades ago. And sad to say that an awful lot of what is being produced is, whisper it, not that great.
So finding 10 retro gadgets that are actually quite stylish as well as being rather useful too proved to be quite a tough task,. In the end we gave yup at 8, so if you do know of any others we can use to pad out the list let us know in the comments.
Links to the various products are included under the pics.
Vyconic Record Player Clock £145
Vyconic do many interesting things with record players. This is the stand out of their range for me. It has a Quartz clock mechanism, silent 'sweeping' second hand and is powered by 1x AA battery. You get to choose the artist whose single is playing.
Crosley record player