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Budnitz Bicycles No.3 Honey Edition

Budnitz Bicycles No.3 Honey Edition

Looking for an elegant, retro-looking bike with modern components to cruise around on this summer? Here’s Budnitz Bicycles’ No.3 Honey Edition, sporting a frame resembling vintage Dutch bikes.

So, the Honey Edition comes with a No.3 Cro-Moly steel cantilever frame with gloss black-finish, 29" wheels with cream-colored German-made Schwalbe tires, a honey-leather Brooks titanium saddle with matching leather grips, lightweight titanium handlebars, Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes and cables with Yokozuna housings.

The bike is available in four sizes (S, M, L and XL) as well as in single- and 11-speed models.

Buy @ Budnitz Bicycles (From $3100)

Budnitz Bicycles No.3 Honey Edition

Budnitz Bicycles No.3 Honey Edition

Posted by TG May 2nd 2012 | Link to this post

Ozaki iSuppli Gramo iPhone Speaker

Ozaki iSuppli Gramo iPhone Charger Speaker

This is the Ozaki iSuppli Gramo iPhone Charger / Speaker, equipped with a working, old-school gramophone style speaker for music or Facetime sessions even your grandparents would approve of. Available in white, black and red.

Buy @ Audiocubes ($69.99)

Ozaki iSuppli Gramo iPhone Charger Speaker

Posted by TG August 15th 2011 | Link to this post

10 years ago: Apple Power Mac G4 Cube

Apple Power Mac G4 Cube

Time for some nostalgia; this Sunday it’ll be 10 years since Apple cancelled one of their oddest computers, the Power Mac G4 Cube. I haven’t thought about this one for quite a while, but it’s still a beautiful machine and it really pushed the boundaries for how a computer could look like back then. Hell, if you’d just re-design the grill on top it’d still look good on a desktop today.

The G4 Cube didn’t become the success Apple had hoped for so it lived a relatively short life. The cubic 8" computer was suspended in a 10" clear housing and there was no visible buttons. Also, to live up to the ads proclaiming it as “a super fast, super quiet super computer – in an 8 inch cube” it ran without a fan, using a convection system to suck up air through the housing instead.

Read more at TheRegister

Check out Apple’s promo video below:

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Posted by TG July 1st 2011 | Link to this post

Breville 2 Slice Radio Toaster

Breville 2 Slice Radio Toaster

The retro-lookin’ Breville VTT296 2 Slice Radio Toaster might just cheer up any breakfast. The toaster part of this comes with nifty features like a reheat button as well as a defrost button which lengthens the toasting time needed for frozen bread, removable crumb tray and cord storage. The AM/FM radio allows 10 pre-set stations, and comes an illuminated graphic display, preset graphic equializer and a line-in jack if you’d like to hook up your mp3 player instead. Well, I know it’s been done before, but I really like the 1950s feel of it. Product Page (£50, about $80)

Posted by TG May 8th 2011 | Link to this post

Retro Polaroid iPhone 4 Decal

Polaroid iPhone 4 Decal

Give your iPhone 4 a retro touch with this genius decal, quickly transforming your phone to a Rainbow OneStep Polaroid Land camera. The sticker is cheap, easy to apply, won’t leave any residue when removed and looks great. What more can you ask for?

Photojojo: iPhone 4 Polaroid Decal ($6.00)

Posted by TG January 13th 2011 | Link to this post

Review: i-Mego Retro Headphones

i-Mego Retro Headphones Classic

Freshpilot reviews: I’m a big fan of retro headphones and i-Mego goes way back with the Retro Headphones, resembling the old Shure microphones Elvis used back in the 50’s. Now, before i-Mego sent me a pair to review I’ve got to admit I thought they’d might be more style over substance, but I changed my mind as soon as I unboxed them and felt the weight of them. No flimsy plastic here.

The Retro headphones are i-Mego’s range-topping line (sold for about $70) currently consisting of two models: Classic (chrome/white) mainly meant for human, vocal, new age and classical music and Heavy Beats (brown/gun metal) meant for R&B, Hip hop and rock.

I’ve compared the Classic model to my pair of Sennheiser HD 205’s and PX-100’s and considering the product description I thought the Classic might risk being a bit too weak on the bass for my music taste, but they handled well. Well indeed. I haven’t been able to compare the Classic to the brown Heavy Beats model, but style matters here at Freshpilot, and I’m enjoying some fine Groove Armada and Mumford & Sons bass in them as I write this.

It wasn’t much of a surprise to find that they treated spoken word and jazz well, but I was glad to hear that they continued to deal well with pretty much anything I threw at them, ranging from modern rock to folk to metal, drum&bass, 8-bit retro bitpop and a whole lot of skate punk. I’ve got an unholy playlist for these things.

On the tech side you get two high performance 40mm drivers with 20Hz-20kHz frequency response, 32ohms impedance and 106±5db sensitivity. The top of the 3.5mm jack is encased in metal and the cable is pretty short (about 1m), which I’m all for. Besides the chromed metal you get a whole lot of padded white faux leather, softening it up.

I’d be happy to use the Retro Classics as my standard at-home headphones. I’m saying “At-home” since while the design is excellent these phones might be a bit too much for me to pull off in public. But they look good, real good. Stylish enough not to be hidden when you’re not using them. I’m no audiophile by any means, but the sound suits me with its warmth, allowing enough bass while I don’t feel like I’m losing anything in the higher frequencies. I’ve got a pretty big head (my Sennheiser HD 205’s felt really tight when I got them) and these fit great right from the start. Not too tight, not too loose.

Shortly put, it’s a well-built pair of headphones that sure stands out from the crowd, I’d buy ’em. Official Page
i-Mego Store: Retro Classic (Silver/white, $69.90)
i-Mego Store: Retro Heavy Beats (Brown, $69.90)

i-Mego imego Retro Headphones Classic

i-Mego imego Retro Headphones Classic

i-Mego imego Retro Headphones Classic

i-Mego imego Retro Headphones Classic

i-Mego imego Retro Headphones Heavy Beats

Posted by TG October 13th 2010 | Link to this post

Commodore USA launches PC64

Commodore USA just announced that they will release the Commodore PC64 later this year, an “exact” replica of the good old C64 with beige chassi but this time being an Intel Atom-powered PC sporting 4GB DD3 memory, 1TB SATA hard drive, HDMI, and DVD/CD drive (or optional Blu-ray). Sweet! According to Commodore they expect it to hit the markets before the holidays, no word on pricing yet though.

That old keyboard sure brings back some good memories for me – my first computer was a Commodore VIC-20 before I moved on up to a C64.


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Posted by TG August 27th 2010 | Link to this post

NES Game Hard Drives

The Etsy shop 8BitMemory offers external USB hard drives encased in classic NES and SNES games (Zelda, Super Mario Bros 1/2/3, Tetris, Metroid, Contra, you name it). Sweet nostalgia. The drives are 2.5" Toshiba models available with up to 1TB of storage and will set you back about $129.99. They’re limited edition and seem to be selling out fast though so hurry over there if you want one.

8BitMemory: NES Hard Drives

Posted by TG August 19th 2010 | Link to this post

Retro Apple logo sticker for iPads

Here’s something for people who want to 1) show others that they’ve been around long enough to know that Apple used to sport a rainbow logo and 2) make their iPads stick out from the crowd. Gotta say I’m surprised of how good that actually looks!

According to the Etsy seller the sticker/decal is made of high-quality, precision cut and self-adhesive vinyl, 100% waterproof, easy to apply and doesn’t damage the surface or leave any residue.

Link: CoolDecal @ ($4.99)

Posted by TG July 6th 2010 | Link to this post

Actual F-4 Ejection Seat Desk Chair

F-4 Ejection Seat Office Desk Chair

Seriously, can you find a more suitable desk chair for hardcore flight simulation sessions than this; the F-4 Ejection Chair, made from the bucket seat of a real F-4 Phantom II jet fighter.

“Break the sound barrier without ever leaving your office with the F-4 Ejection Seat. Our low riding F-4 chair has a custom fabricated aluminum base that is powder coated wrinkle black, with double wheel casters. The seat bucket is designed with either a racing red upholstery or your favorite color to match your décor. The authentic F-4 bucket seat has been left in original condition to reflect this Vietnam era bird.”

If the F-4 seat isn’t enough for you there’s a B-52 ejection seat and C-130 navigator chair as well. Now, these chairs are hand-made and you have to contact Motoart for a price inquiry, so let’s just assume they’re really, really expensive.


F-4 Ejection Seat Office Desk Chair
F-4 Ejection Seat Office Desk Chair

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Posted by TG July 2nd 2009 | Link to this post

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