A quirky series from the minds of the folks at retrothing.com. Retro Thing TV showcases oddball gadgets from the past; both old favorites and forgotten classics. The series also reviews new products with a vintage vibe to help you acheive a fun retro lifestyle.
The American Petroleum Institute takes a look at the advantages of free market competition. They contrast the futile struggles of a totalitarian Martian regime to the ever-increasing production enjoyed by thousands of clever and competitive oil companies across America.
If you're a fan of playing vinyl, you know that the key to getting the best sound is playing a clean record. Retro Thing reviews the Nitty Gritty 1.5 record cleaning machine with examples of records played before & after treatment. Find out if Nitty Gritty does the trick.
While at the Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Retro Thing got an exclusive peek at the prototype of the Atari Flashback Portable. This pocket-sized game has a built in screen, and plays your favorite Atari 2600 ROM's downloaded into its internal memory. In this video, Marty Goldberg tells us about plans to bring the Portable to market in the near future.
In this episode, Bohus takes a look at a couple of his portable TV's that aren't going to make it through the DTV digtal broadcast standard changeover. You'll see an Amrson boom box with a B/W TV built in, a Sega Game Gear with hard to find TV tuner add-on, and a portable Panasonic color CRT from the mid 80's.
Enter the latest great contest at Retro Thing. Just take a picture of your favorite retro thing this holiday season, and you could win two photo cameras provided to us by our new friends The White Stripes. Watch this video for the details.
The Ikonoskop DII is a new digital video camera capable of capturing RAW video at 1920x1080 HD resolution. Ikonoskop recently posted some early footage on their site. I did some quick color grading to emulate how it might appear when incorporated in a real-world project. Each short sequence was rendered with a significantly different look: 1. The nighttime driving shots were warmed, with a slight reduction in color saturation and slightly increased highlights and contrast. 2. The watch is pres...
Diego Stocco is a composer and sound designer who's not afraid to incinerate a piano to get a few good sound samples. He's also a prolific instrument designer, although you're unlikely to find his crazy contraptions in any orchestra. Here's a look at his TypoSonic.