While not Yankees vs. Red Sox proportions (yet), readers of this website may have noticed a war is raging between the Floppy Diskette and the Circuit Board for retro-chic domination. There are Diskette notepads and pen/pencil holders, while the Circuit Board has countered with a photo album, Christmas ornaments, cigar holder and more. Now the Diskette has struck back, this time with a tote bag for the ladies. It’s made of black vinyl covered with 12 floppies, contains lots of pockets for your gadgetry, and measures 7.4x10.6x4.5”. Perfect for that IT-lovin’ lady in your life. We can’t wait to see what the Circuit Board comes up with next. Available for $55 USD.
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Having been replaced by zip drives (remember those?), portable hard drives and DVDs, the passe floppy disk is nonetheless making a serious bid for a comeback. We recently told you about the Diskette Notepad, and now comes the Floppy Disk Pen and Pencil Holder, made of 4 recycled disks that offer storage in a whole new way. Geeky-yet-cool, and you’ll prevent additional pollution to the environment, according to this CNN article. Very reasonably priced at $5.50 USD, however the holder is currently sold out.
Are floppy drives now considered “retro chic”? We think so, judging by this unique notepad, made of actual floppy disks and 75 sheets of graph paper. Very cool (in a geeky sort of way), durable, and guaranteed to elicit nostalgic smiles when brought to the staff meeting. We suggest giving one to your fave I.T. guy at work to say “Thanks” for all he’s done. Available for $10 USD.
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