Retro Love!: CDRs that Look Like Floppy Disks

Retro Love!: CDRs that Look Like Floppy Disks

Taryn Williford
Jan 15, 2009

I'm proud to be of the generation that remembers my family's first home computer. I'd imagine that I'll tell my kids about seeing and experiencing that beige plastic box the first time that now-infamous Apple popped in the middle of it's little (like 10", lol) black-and-white screen the way that my mom talks about getting her first VCR and being astounded at the idea that you could possess a moving video of someone. To bring back a little of that magic nostalgia to your everyday computing, check out these floppy-disk-inspired CDRs...

...that is, if you're not the one guy who said he's still using floppy disks in our "Are You Still Using Floppies?" survey post.

Since they literally had to cut corners to make a square peg fit in a round hole, they won't work in slot drives and they only hold 200MB of data, but that's about 138 times more than the originals. They're a little on the expensive side at $10 a CD or $28 for four, but you can't put a price on retro-cool, right? Get them here in four different colored labels: blue, green, red and yellow.

On second thought, CDs might be on their way out, too. Maybe you should load up on the floppy disk USB drives instead.

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