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USB Retro Microphone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB,

USB Retro MicrophonePlay late night talk show host with the USB Retro Microphone. It has a built-in audio decode chipset and will work with Skype or any other chatting application. The mic has a mute button, a volume switch, and supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista. Don’t forget the nifty “on the air” sign, even if you are not. At a size of 88 x 88 x 210mm and a weight of 151g, pre-order now for $32.00 for delivery later this month.

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Nomad Portable Speaker

Nomad SpeakerBased on a 1930 vintage design, the Nomad Portable Speaker is lightweight and very mod looking with its wood cabinet, leatherette handle, and tweed vinyl accents. The 11.25 x 7.5 x 5.25-inch device has a dedicated aux input for your MP3 player/iPod, a telescopic antenna, and on/off/volume and tuning knobs. With its electronic tuner, you can choose AM/FM/Aux input with a simple switch. An iPod/MP3 cord and AC adapter are included, but not the 4AA batteries it requires. The speaker can be pre-ordered for $72.00.

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Designer American Soda Machine

Star Wars Soda MachineIf you can afford your own home theater system or business, America Soda Machine will customize a vending machine for you. Use your logo, or ask them to put on your fave team, car, movie, or activity. They also have vintage ones for those who dig retro. With several makes and models, the reconditioned machines can be configured to work with cans or bottles, and you can charge for the privilege to help pay for its $2,495.00 plus shipping price tag.

(Thanks, Damon)

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1920s Style Spirit Clock CD Radio

Spirit Clock CD RadioThe 1920 Style Spirit may look retro but is as modern as it gets. The device is a 4-hand analog clock with alarm, AM/FM radio, and a full feature CD player with programmable memory. Encased in wood, it has a metal handle, steel toggle switches, and a backlit dial. At a size of 5 x 11.5 x 6.25-inches, it puts out 0.8W per channel and carries a MSRP of £129.95 (~$257.00.) A Clock Radio version is also available for £99.95 (~$198.00.)

 

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Recipe: Dave’s Grandmother’s Pound Cake

Posted by Jenny Lewis Categories: Dessert, Comfort Food, Baking,

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Cake. We can all agree that it’s awesome, correct? Good. While it’s undeniably easy to stop in your trendiest neighborhood bakery or pick up a boxed mix and a tub of frosting (and please just… don’t), making a cake from scratch is not nearly as intimidating as you might think. In fact, I’m fully confident that anyone with a mixer and a bundt pan can successfully bake this cake. Besides, starting from a recipe as great as this one, you don’t have to be an expert baker, you just have to have good notes from the real recipe experts - in this case, grandmothers.

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Space Invaders baseball caps

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, Casual, Culture, Retro,

Space Invaders Baseball Cap

Last year we featured lots of Space Invaders stuff, such as the bling, welcome mat, tote bag and even a baby mobile. Well we just found out the classic video game turns 30 this year.  To celebrate, manufacturer Taito and New Era caps have teamed up to release a collection of seven black, fitted-style 59Fifty caps embroidered with the game’s characters. We think they’re a tad pricey at $57 each, but think of how great it will go with this scarf. According to StrictlyFitteds.com, the caps are available at Cap Collector One and New Era.

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The Console Wars Veteran I gaming medal

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, Culture, Nintendo,

Console Wars MedalsOnly a hardcore gamer knows the unique sense of accomplishment felt after reaching “100% completion” on a video game. But when you brag about it, you’re likely to get the response “So whaddya want, a medal?” Well, now you can actually have your own gaming medal, courtesy of Supermandolini. The limited edition Console Wars Veteran I medal honors “the memories of endless epic battles, infinite high scores and numerous blistered fingers.” The metal badge features a retro NES controller, but we’re hoping other consoles will get the medal treatment soon, as we’d love a SNES version. Available for approx. $27 USD.

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Geek Jewelry: The “Space Invaders” Rings

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Accessories, Culture, Retro,

Space Invader RingsCall us paranoid, but we’re beginning to wonder if the aliens in “Space Invaders” really are trying to take over the world: The tote bag. The baby’s mobile. The scarf. The doormat. And now… the rings! Yes, now you can show your love for the classic game 24/7 by wearing one of those pesky aliens (or elusive spaceship) on your finger. Choose one of four designs, each made of pure silver with Rhodium plating. Strangely, we couldn’t find price info on the manufacturer’s website, so you may have to contact them yourself for details.

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Get Ready for your Closeup with the Retro Webcam

Retro Webcam

We love it when today’s gadgets go “old school” on us…case in point the Retro Webcam. It’s a fully functioning webcam with microphone, perfect for video chats and stills, in 24bit RGB color. The cool thing is that it’s modeled after those Hollywood movie cameras of yesteryear, complete with tripod! So whether you place it atop your computer or keep it on the tripod, the Retro Webcam is destined to add Tinseltown glamour to your workspace…and an outlet for your Norma Desmond impressions. Available for $45 USD.

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Mixtape USB Brings Back the 80s

Posted by Jenny Lewis Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, Storage, USB,

mixtape-usbRemember mixtapes?  Not playlists burned to a CD, but real mixtapes on cassette, passed around among friends or maybe given to your crush.  All the thought that went into choosing the songs, the agonizing over what to put on the cover, the finger crossing that the last track wouldn’t get cut off due to the tape ending…  Mixtapes were awesome.  Well, we’re not here to start a revolution (not a cassette revolution, at least), so here’s the next best thing. 

The Mixtape USB Memory Stick has a capacity of 64 mb, which translates to about 12 tracks or 1 hour of music - just enough to get your point across musically.  The stick comes packaged in a gift box designed to look like an honest-to-goodness mixtape.  There’s even dedicated space to write out the track listing by hand, and spots to fill in To: and From:, so your BFF or crush never forgets who used those Phil Collins tracks to express their true feelings.  Design house SUCK UK is responsible for this bit of retro brilliance.

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