MP3s take on a tinny
turn-of-the-last-century sound when rigged up to iPhonograph Kit’s conical horn ($60
The USB game controller
combines nostalgia for Super Mario with a hankering for Angry Birds
($25 at Urban Outfitters, 526 Sixth Ave., nr. 14th St.; 646-638-1646).
Samson’s Meteor USB microphone facilitates Etta James karaoke via
iPad ($127.95 at B&H Photo, Video, Pro Audio, 420 Ninth Ave., at 34th St.; 212-444-5000).
Crosley’s two-tone AV Room portable USB turntable digitizes your old Smiths LPs ($160 at
GreenHouse Japan’s GH-ML8 converter mounts to a camera phone for eight times the
zoom ($59.99 at AC Gears, 69 E. 8th St., at Mercer St.; 212-260-2269).
The 10-Key Calculator from designer Ippei Matsumoto
is both tactile and PC-compatible
($54 at the Shop at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2 E. 91st St., at Fifth Ave.; 212-849-8355).
An iPod touch masquerades as a
junky, plastic eighties camera with
the snap-on HipstaCase
($39.95 at the Apple Store, 767 Fifth Ave., nr. 59th St.; 212-336-1440).
Connected to Native Union’s Moshi Moshi retro handset, a cell phone becomes a landline with legs ($30 at Dijital Fix, 218 Bedford Ave., at N. 5th St., Williamsburg; 877-345-4349).
SuperHeadz’s Digital Harinezumi 2++ palm-held camera shoots fuzzy Super 8–style video ($180 at New Museum Store, 235 Bowery, at Prince St.; 212-343-0460).
This faux mixtape unfolds to reveal a handwritten track list and 1GB USB drive ($30 at Dijital Fix).