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10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

10 ways to add retro tech style to your home Author: Style At Home

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10 ways to add retro tech style to your home


What old is new again in the world of technology – that is, when it comes to style. The retro look is going through a resurgence, as brands look to old school designs from the ‘50s and ‘60s to combine with their new technological features.  Everything we love about vintage technology has been updated to suit today’s lifetyles, from gramophone iPod docks to high quality instant cameras and electric ice cream makers (no more sore arms!).

Here are ten of our favourite retro tech products that will give you and your home a vintage vibe.


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10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

1 Gramophone mini for iPhone

Sure you can get speakers for your iPhone, but why not add an old school edge to your living room with a cool gramophone? Just set your iPhone in the solid oak dock and the metal horn will boost its volume, no electricity needed. Gramophone Mini for iPhone, Restoration Hardware, $199.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Restoration Hardware Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

2 AM/FM radio

Gone are the days of bulky, unattractive radios. Tivoli has combined the best of a retro radio design with crystal clear sound and wireless Bluetooth capabilities so you can stream music from all of your modern devices. Model Three BT AM/FM Radio with Bluetooth, Tivoli Audio, $450.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Tivoli Audio Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

3 Smart technology lamp

Desk space seems to come at a minimum these days in city condos and open-concept offices. A multi-functional lamp is just the solution for small office spaces, and this beauty blends a classic architect style with two outlets at its base to charge electronics. Architect's Smart Technology task table lamp, Pottery Barn, $331.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Pottery Barn Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

4 Fujifilm Instax

This isn’t your grandma’s instant camera. Rockin’ the same retro style of Fujifilm Instax’s past, this updated version comes in a collection of sweet pastels and feeds out super high quality images. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera, Urban Outfitters, $120 each.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Urban Outfitters Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

5 Rotary phone

An icon of the ‘60s, the classic 746 rotary phone makes a comeback with a design true to its original. Bring a bit of retro chic to your home office or bedside table. 746 phone, West Elm, $109.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: West Elm Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

6 Marshall headphones

Marshall’s over-ear headphones have been the top choice for serious audiophiles for decades. The classic headset gets a modern edge with a mic and remote feature that lets you pick up calls when you’re jamming. Marshall monitor headphones, Urban Outfitters, $225.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Urban Outfitters Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

7 Electric ice cream maker

Retro technology is all about getting that classic look with modern features. Whilst this ice cream maker has the vintage appeal of a traditional model, it’s been updated to include an electric churner. White Mountain Appalachian Series 4-Quart Electric Ice Cream Maker, Bed Bath & Beyond, $300.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: White Mountain Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

8 Smeg toaster

When it comes to home appliances, no one does retro like Italian brand SMEG. This two-slot toaster is pretty enough to sit on the countertop, adding an old school contrast to your other modern appliances. SMEG two-slice toaster, Williams-Sonoma, $200.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Williams-Sonoma Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

9 Retro iPhone handset

Although mobile phones are the standard these days, there’s no reason why your handheld device can’t have the ultimate retro accessory. This plug-in headset features noise reduction and a high quality speaker, not to mention the elimination of 99% of absorbed radiation from your wireless phone. Retro handset, Restoration Hardware, $20.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Restoration Hardware Credits: Style at Home

10 ways to add retro tech style to your home

10 Crosley record player

Crosley has been in the electronics game since the 1920s when they made radios available for the masses. Their turntables have become iconic, and this retro-inspired portable briefcase beauty would look great atop a console in the living room or cranking out tunes at your next backyard party. Crosley X UO Cruiser Briefcase Portable Vinyl Record Player, Urban Outfitters, $110.

By: Lauren McPhillips Source: Urban Outfitters Credits: Style at Home
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