The 80s were the time when most of the things that we use (or know about) today were introduced and since then they have come a long way. But what if you were told that you can relive the old glory days without the need of a time machine? Sounds tempting, right? Well, it’s not a joke as you can now experience the classic vintage vibe by getting these cool retro-looking devices and turn heads wherever you go.
If you’re looking for a gift for elders to make them relive the golden days (or are an old soul who loves the radio), then this Bluetooth music player from Noizzy might just fit that description perfectly. This music player not only looks like a radio but also acts like one as it’s equipped with four band radio (AM, FM, SW1, SW2) and can be connected to your smartphone using a 3.5mm audio jack or Bluetooth so that you can listen to your favourite tracks and customised playlists. Additionally, it has a USB port as well as a Micro SD card slot to play music. The analogue controls give the user a retro feel while remote control ensures easy accessibility and comfort.
This decade is marking the return of retro gadgets and Polaroid camera is one of the most popular ones. This camera retains everything that the classic Polaroid camera offered, including a good flash and a decent viewfinder packed in a classic design. Additionally, to make the camera relevant in the current era, Polaroid has incorporated a lot of new features. The camera can be connected to your smartphone via the Polaroid app available on Android as well as iOS devices. The app lets you play with some settings like the shutter speed, aperture and ISO, meaning all the serious photographers can now customise their shots, just like in mirrorless or DSLR cameras. Polaroid claims that the device has a battery life of about 60 days, making it a good choice for all photography lovers.
One of the most prominent devices introduced in the 1980s was the Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES for short). This gaming console paved the way for video games and made gaming cool and easily accessible. Now you can buy the classic Nintendo console in a smaller build as compared to the original. The Nintendo classic mini comes with 30 games pre-installed and you can even use your old game cartridges or controllers if you want. The 30 games included are some of the best games launched by the Japanese gaming giant’s till date, including Mario, Pac Man, Donkey Kong and several others. The games are scaled according to modern TVs, so you won’t have a problem hooking this classic console with your TV. All you need to do is get the classic Nintendo console to enjoy all your favourite 8-bit games on your large TV screen in style.
Nothing screams “blast from the past” louder than this typewriter inspired mechanical keyboard from Ralon. This full-size mechanical keyboard has rounded keys, contemporary aesthetics and a satisfying click sound as you press the keys. The keyboard is compatible with a variety of devices. Moreover, it has RGB lights to match your gaming setup and also comes with a detachable armrest. Ralon has provided some convenient multimedia shortcuts that make tasks like controlling your music, video, and other media pretty easy. Ralon claims that the keyboard is tested for 50 million key presses and has a 1.6-metre long USB cable so you can stay connected and move around easily.