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Vintage Style and Retro Gadgets

Updated on December 12, 2013

Retro Gadget Make Great Gifts - Retro Gaming, Kitchen and Technology Gadgets and more

A big collection of cool retro gadgets. I've included retro gaming and technology gadgets for those who like to tip their hat to the past, retro kitchen gadgets for a classic diner look and lots more.

Classic retro gadgets make a lovely gift for people who remember the originals and enjoy sharing them and talking about them with the younger generation. They make cool ironic gifts for teens and young people who are younger than the originals.

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Retro Elvis Style Computer Microphone (Silver)

Retro Gaming Gadgets

ION iCade Aracde Cabinet for iPad

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I like this! The ION iCade Aracde Cabinet for iPad turns your iPad into a retro Atari arcade machine. The iCade comes with an Atari games app for the iPad with a free game (you can get more.) The iCade has a wooden cabinet and authentic full-size controls. The is a very cool gadget for a games room and a great way to get even more from an iPad.

Retro Arcade Pac Man TV Game

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This is cute. A Retro Arcade Pac Man TV Game. Very neat, just plug into the TV and use the joystick to play PacMan. Multiple video games included.

Retro Technology Gadgets

Crosley Kettle Classic Desk Phone and Candlestick Phone

Retro Phones

How retro do you want to be? These gorgeous retro phones from Crosley are real classics. Do you fancy answering an candlestick phone or a classic handset phone? These are high quality reproduction phones that work and have well-integrated modern features.

Crosley Kettle Classic Desk Phone CR62-Black

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Retro Music Gadgets

Crosley Companion Radio (Walnut)

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This is a really retro radio. It's smaller than the original 30s version but all the design detail is there and reviewers report high quality workmanship. The radio is modern. This makes a lovely gift for a senior who remembers the original and lovers of nostalgia.

Retro Elvis Style Computer Microphone (Silver)

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Do you know an Elvis impersonator? Or lover of 60s music? The Retro Elvis Style Computer really works (but probably won't make you sound like the King.)

Stylophone Retro Pocket Synth

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A mini stylus operated synth like the 1967 original. It has an MP3 input so you can mix your music. Very neat. Who wouldn't want one of these? They make a cool gift for teens, music enthusiasts and anyone who remembers the original.

Crosley 12-2 iJukebox

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The Crosley 12-2 iJukebox is a replica jukebox that can play from a CD or (best option) connect to an iPod. Very cool is a retro games room or cellar bar. My best friend's Dad had a jukebox loaded with 60s music when I was growing up in the 80s - we loved it and spent hours listening to 60s music.

Retro Toys

Schylling Chrome Planet Robot

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I rather like this 1950s style space robot. He's made from chrome-plated tin and he's clockwork you wind him up with a key to make him work. Note that he's an adult collectors item, not a toy to let children play with. Science fiction enthusiasts will love this guy.

Fisher Price Classic Toys and Record Player

How cool, you can get modern copies of these iconic Fisher Price toys from the seventies! My younger son loved the chatter phone. I had the original Fisher Price Record Player as a child and loved it. I remember playing with it, just like my Dad with his record player. Now it has become a history lesson I guess. When Mom and Dad were little, this is how we played music ...

Fisher Price Classic Pull Toy: Chatter Telephone

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Basic Fun Fisher Price Record Player

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Fisher Price Two Tune TV

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Retro Travel Gadgets

Coleman 54-Quart Steel-Belted Cooler, Red

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A modern version of the classic Coleman cooler. Did your grandpa have one of these? The Coleman 54-Quart Steel-Belted Cooler is a classic and works well in the modern world too.

Coleman Retro Rechargeable Battery Powered Lantern (Family Size)

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A vintage look lantern, but with a modern power source - its rechargeable. Great for camping and also as an emergency light source.

Retro Kitchen Gadgets

Pinzon Apple and Potato Peeler, Corer, and Slicer

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Sometimes the old-fashioned gadgets are the best. This Pinzon apple and potato peeler, corer and slicer is effective and old-fashioned. It looks great and will fascinate kids as make preparing fruit and veg more enjoyable. They had one of these set up at a school fair we attended recently and the kids loved helping turn the handle to peel apples. It looks very cool too. Everyone who sees it will want one.

Cosco 11120RED1 Retro Chair/Step Stool, Red

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Remember these? The step stool chair is still made by Cosco - they've given the design a modern update. Classic and practical this retro chair step stool looks great in a kitchen with retro appliances, it comes in red, black and yellow. This is a really practical design. Sit on it at the bar, then flip the steps down when you need to reach something up high.

KitchenAid KSM150PSGC Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixer, Gloss Cinnamon

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How could I not include the KitchenAid Mixer? It's retro gorgeous and gets superb reviews for functionality. Every kitchen should have one of these! It makes a great wedding gift or house warming gift.

Maxi-Matic EPM-450 Elite Tabletop Old-Fashioned 4-Ounce Kettle Popcorn Popper Machine

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There are a few cheaper popcorn machines available that don't get such good reviews. The Maxi-Matic EPM-450 Elite Tabletop Old-Fashioned 4-Ounce Kettle Popcorn Popper Machine is for popcorn enthusiasts who want to recreate a retro theater experience. Great for anyone who have a home cinema and likes to have friends round for a movie night. A great gift for families too.

Classic Coca-Cola Refrigerated Machine

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This one is a little pricier! But the Classic Coca-Cola Refrigerated Machine is gorgeous. It would make a real conversation piece at BBQs and parties or in a diner-themed dining room. You can still buy coca cola in glass bottles in lots of places. Older adults will love the memories and youngsters will get to share a bit of history.

Retro Home Gadgets

Camco 42655 RV Retro Travel Trailer Party Light

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Add some retro kitsch to your party or teen bedroom with thse retro camper trailer party lights.

Infinity Instruments Retro Round Metal Wall Clock - Retro Clock

This Infinity Instruments Retro Round Metal Wall Clock looks great in a retro-themed room. It comes in a big range of gorgeous retro colors, click the link above to see the full range.

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      sidewalk-star 5 years ago

      Great to see the Stylophone featured here. Thanks for the lens.

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      Lauren W 6 years ago from Henderson, NV

      These are some great gift ideas. Thanks for the Great Lens