Top 10 Retro Gadgets

By soumitra, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

steampunkwoodenphone_smallFor a gadget to become popular there are two essential factors - its usefulness and its looks. Yes! aesthetics and style sometimes become a dominating factor for a gadget’s success. There are various retro looking gadgets for people who think that style does not change with time. Here are top 10 Retro Gadgets which your grandpa will obviously like.

1. MP3 Player

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This cassette is a full featured MP3 Player. It has an SD Card Slot, music and volume control and an on/off switch. It can be charged via a USB cord. The craziest thing about this MP3 player is that it can be used like  a normal cassette in a regular cassette player.
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2. Retro Motor Cycle

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This is not a piece of the 1950s engineering. It is actually an advanced electric scooter with rechargeable batteries which is stored in the suitcases which slot down to the frame. This machine can silently raise a speed of upto 60 mph.
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3. Retro Bluetooth Headset

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This is really a geeky retro Bluetooth Headset. Just imagine yourself talking into this old time handset which is connected to nothing! err!! I won’t blame you if you cannot imagine. For the technical issues it has 30 ft range and is chargeable via USB connection.
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4. Samsung P300 : The Calculator Phone

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You’ll get to remember your old school calculator with this phone. Though it has not been popular, it is a real retro looking phone from Samsung.
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5. Retro Russian Mouse

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This Apple designed accessory is a pointing device which we may call a ‘mouse‘ !
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6. Wood Finish Notebook : MSI Wind

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If you like wooden chair, wooden table, wooden wardrobe, wooden everything, you will also like this wooden laptop (err!). This laptop has been applied wood effect vinyl to give it a woody look. This WoodWind really has a woody retro feel.
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7. Floppy Disk USB Flash Drive

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I have seen several weired flash drives in this world but not like this one. Yes! this is a USB drive imitating the ancient floppy disks.
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8. Nomad Traveler Speaker

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This old radio inspired by vintage luggage design can be hooked up to your iPod and is able to deliver SRS resonance enhancement from this 1930 box. It also has an AM/FM radio and is powered by 4 AA batteries.
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9. Nanoscope : Retro Media Center for iPod Nano

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This is a case mod for your iPod Nano which has its internal speakers and a screen to make video watching more enjoyable from nano.
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10. Retro Skype Phone

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Designed after the classic rotary phone, this is far from old fashioned phones. It has USB connectivity and Skype comaptibility. Use the rotary dial to call a Skype Number. The Skype connection is closed when you put the receiver in the cradle.
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