What can go wrong when you mix the nostalgic look of vintage items and electronic tools with state of the art technology? Right now there's a new wave of cool retro looking gadgets that use all the new technology, not only making them easier to use, but also transporting them to the next millennium. They look ultra cool and sometimes, they are even more advanced than the competition. Let's take a look!
These one looks that they came straight from a WWII fighter plane but they are packing a good deal of technology inside. The elements provide a 10-25,000 Hz frequency response while the drivers provide a rich and deep bass sound. Excellent noise isolation and a very sturdy steel and rubber construction. $99
FujiFilm FinePix X100
For those who've got a retro taste residing in their nerves, this new FujiFilm FinePix X100 digital camera is a must-have type of gadget for them. The reason is that FujiFilm released their latest digital camera in a full retro-matter. Black leather case, metal body and a lot of Leica M3 Inspiration to boot. Featuring a look that rivals the new Micro Four Thirds standard, this camera has 12.3 Megapixels, which is more than enough for regular photography and the 23mm F2 Fujinon Aspherical Lens will provide crisp images each time you press the shutter.
Sanyo Albo Digital Picture Frame
This is one of the coolest digital picture frames that we have ever seen. Considering that there is currently a huge market for digital picture frames now, that is saying something. The seven-inch LCD frame has one of the most interesting designs, straight out of the Jetson's. We love that you can rotate the screen and that the controls are in the tulip shaped base.
Specktone Retro iPod Speaker
This speaker system has a great looking cabinet that look sleek and modern. The main finish is a high gloss lacquered surface made of real wood and a backlit volume knob that glows green. We love that you can hook any iPod on it and it charges them while they are playing. It also features an Aux In for every other single device in the universe. 2 speakers on the side and one down facing subwoofer will provide a complete spectrum of sound. Just for the looks, it's worth it.
And you all remember the DIY wireless speaker that we did a while ago… Blending Dieter Rams design with some hi-tech components to fit our retro needs.