Gifts for the retro technology fan

Gifts for the retro technology fan

Summary: Is Space Invaders or Duck Hunting a guilty pleasure? Consider these gifts.

TOPICS: Amazon

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  • This £12.99 ($20) gift is probably most suited for today's tech-savvy tween (I couldn't imagine many suits using this cover on the way to work) but it's a nice idea nonetheless. The retro controller clip-on case is compatible with iPhone models, including the iPhone 4. 

    Dimensions: 1.5 x 14.2 x 15 x 7cm

    Weight: 226g


    Source: I want one of those

  • Available for pre-order, the Polaroid Z340 twists a classic concept in photography. costing £269.99 ($365) so it's steep for a gadget, however, if you want to print 3"x4" photos and store them on an SD card for future digital use, then this camera is a good option.

    The design is typically classic and mimics a Polaroid camera, however, it comes with a number of modern facilities. These include an LCD screen to edit photos before printing, adding the classic Polaroid border to images, editing and cropping, of which which everything can be downloaded as an app for use on a mobile device.

    It prints on Zinc paper, and uses a rechargeable lithium iron battery. The image quality is 14.0 megapixels, and there is an integrated 4x zoom. It prints every image in less than a minute -- however, only 25 can be printed per charge.

    Don't forget to equip yourself with an SD card.


    Source: Firebox

  • One for the parents -- do they have piles of cassettes that hold some great, old tunes -- but perhaps should be brought into the modern age? This USB cassette deck allows the conversion of such recordings into mp3 files, and is priced at £89.99 ($142).

    Taking its appearance from 80s machines, the USB Cassette Deck has slow-opening doors (the slower the better back in the day) a tape counter and metal/CrO2 tape selector -- as well as two decks so you can record from tape to tape if you wish. Complete with Audacity and EZ tape software, the imported music can also be imported automatically into iTunes.


    Source: Firebox

Topic: Amazon

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  • Duck Hunt

    Way to miss your audience :p It's Duck Hunt, not Hunting.

    Though maybe I'm just an ubernerd for knowing the difference.

    Also, I really really want that couch. Y u cost so much!?!?!