3 Retro-Style Gadgets with a High-Tech Twist

These days we listen to music, take pictures and write using our smartphones. But remember when you needed three different tools to do that? Bradley Hasemeyer has three items that were staples around your house as a kid, which are now making a comeback, and with a tech twist!

 

1.  Polaroid Snap

This gadget harkens back to those simpler times. It’s $100 and is a colorful compact camera that takes crisp digital pictures, or prints those throwback 2x3 photos, in seconds. Its ink-free paper is smudge proof and water resistant. The best part is you can choose from color modes like sepia or black and white if you love that Instagram filter look. It's sure to be a hit at your next party and refills of film only cost around $25 for 50 shots!

 

2.  Crosley Switch Turntable

At one point, pretty much everyone had a record player. Well, this $100 turntable is helping vinyl have a comeback, with vintage sound meeting mid-century style. It has a classic look, but the Crosley is Bluetooth capable. It also has an auxiliary port, allowing you to make a wired or wireless connection with your smartphone, or speakers. That means you can rock to your records or stream Spotify, all from the same device.

 

3.  Freewrite

Writing on a digital device opens you up to distractions like e-mail or social media. Well that's where this hipster laptop comes in. It's a $500 smart typewriter that provides a distraction free environment, as it backs up your work to the cloud. And its e-ink screen is easy on the eyes. Freewrite will start shipping this July.

 

These three throwback gadgets prove the saying, that everything old is new again!

 

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