It's a little bit clunky and obviously not a travel accessory, but I love it! It's quirky enough to leave out on a coffee table and hilarious enough to actually use. What do you think?
While I obviously love Urban Outfitters all year long, check out five of my favorite picks from its awesome electronics section.
Find out more about the original computer (including how you can get in on the bidding action) after the break.
But taking a cruise around the rest of Beepart's shop, I found a treasure trove of vinyl goodness that you can adhere to your walls, your laptop, even your Trapper Keeper. I've picked out some of my faves in the retro geek/robot categories below. Check them out, and I dare you to try to not click "Buy."
Just in time to create a new generation of fans is the limited theatrical release of Back to the Future: AMC theaters will be showing two screenings of the film across the country on Oct. 23 and 25! It's hard to believe that this year marks the 25th anniversary of the film, which is a geek girl's dream for obvious reasons: time travel, love, and science — holla! And don't get me started about the sequel — if we can get hoverboards and flying cars by 2015, as the film predicted, it's going to be real fun getting to work.
It's also the film that almost never was. Well, not as we know it, at least. Before Michael J. Fox came on the scene, Eric Stoltz (who is rockin' it in Caprica, BTW) was originally cast to play Marty McFly. The Blu-ray edition of the 25th anniversary BTTF has original footage of Eric in the role and Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis explaining why they had to let him go. Eric ended up OK, landing the starring role in the '80s classic, Some Kind of Wonderful, shortly after.
To see footage of Eric as Marty McFly, keep reading.
Are you a vinyl freak like me and Justin or want to get on the vintage geek train for the first time? Go ahead — get yourself a good record player (I have a few suggestions for you here), then head out to your local record shop and browse the racks!
It was a gorgeous weekend here in San Francisco, so I took advantage of it to go on a night walk with some friends. We started talking about how Jupiter was the closest to Earth in 50 years (if you noticed a bright star close to the moon last week, that was it!) and how you could see four of Jupiter's moons with just binoculars. I realized that everything I knew about these moons was straight from one of my top geeky computer games of yesteryear — Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego?
That feisty fugitive taught me a lot of facts about space, not least of which are that Io looks like a pizza and that Europa is a frozen ball of ice with water underneath. Who knew that while I was chasing all those V.I.L.E henchmen around I'd actually retain the information years later?
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The MP3 player stores 1GB of music, and comes with a USB connector and in-ear headphones. I like that it so closely resembles the beloved Walkman of my elementary school days, but don't know that I'd find a practical use for this player. Cute and quirky, sure. . . but are you in love?
Regardless of its potentially impractical size or weight (remember how heavy the Etch A Skech seemed when you were a kid?), I love this iPad case! The Headcase Etch A Sketch iPad Case ($39) is an officially licensed Etch A Sketch turned iPad case just in time for the classic toy's 50th birthday.The case is made of durable plastic, with rubber feet and a felt backing to keep your device safe. There are also specially cut holes in the case to allow access to all buttons and ports on your iPad. The back even features a retractable stand that allows you to prop your iPad at a typing-friendly angle.
I was a huge Etch A Sketch fan as a kid; I love that this vintage favorite has resurfaced in a fun new way!
Before the return to leggings, resurgence of neon colors, and even before the smartphone and so-called ringtone nostalgia, came the chill-axing '60s, the laid-back '70s, and the tubular '80s. No broadband, no WiFi in the sky, just good old-fashioned fun. Check out some of my favorite web escapes that recall that time and a place not so far away.