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Nothing shouts out retro like thick, meaty keys on a keyboard. Keeping in line with that philosophy is
Planet Computers’ with its new Gemini. Yes, you guessed it: It’s a mini-computer/phone that aims to take the place of your slim and slick smartphone. This one has a trick up its sleeve though — it comes packing a 10-core processor, on-board 64GB storage, 4G and Wi-Fi that can put your RO400 iPhone X to shame. The device will run Android out of the box but, surprisingly, will also provide users with two weeks of standby time and two USB-C connectors. The accompanying screen is 5.99-inch wide and can display at 1080p resolution. Preorder this retro ‘90s outfit device from Indiegogo.com for a paltry RO230.

Throwback Thursday

We all knew that the world was never really ready to give up on Game Boy – the handheld gaming console that first came out in the late ‘80s. To satisfy us gamers – or gaming geeks, as we address ourselves – Hyperkin is bringing out its iteration of the original Game Boy. The Ultra Game Boy is an enhanced version of the much-loved device, and should be able to read the original Nintendo game cartridges. The body of the device is crafted in aluminium and the buttons are more tactile. What’s best, all of this will only cost RO38.5 when made available in mid-2018.

Ready… steady… click…

Sure, your smartphone can take amazing photos without any hassle, but there’s a sense of nostalgia attached to this Polaroid OneStep 2 camera. Inspired by the original OneStep camera from 1977, this is an analog instant camera for the “modern era” – or so they say. Nevertheless, here is what we can tell you: It comes with a high-quality lens and a built-in flash to aid with taking some stunning pictures. After clicking the picture, you will instantly be presented with the photograph. The camera packs an 1100mAh battery that can be charged via a USB cable. Buy this from polaroidoriginals.com for RO38.11.

 

EDITOR’S PICK

Beauty and Simplicity

Have you ever looked at the speakers in your home theatre system and muttered, “Boy, this is way too complex for me”? If so, we have the perfect gadget for you – the New Luciano NewBlack Speaker. The casing is constructed in the Italian town Nove, which is famed for its ceramics since the 1700s. But the device comes with a modern twist: For instance, despite being finished in ceramic, it comes with Bluetooth, which will allow you to play digital music through your smartphone or laptop. It also features components normally found in expensive hi-fi stereo systems. Buy this from newblack.it for RO277.1.