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Modern sound from a steampunk device

on Saturday, March 1st, 2014

The Bluetooth Sound Enhancing Amplifier looks like steampunk, but it has some modern features married with some old technology.  The amplifier uses two 6N3 vacuum tubes to “generate 20 RMS watts per channel of distortion-free signal, adding punch and clarity to high bit-rate MP3s, Apple Lossless, or CD-quality audio played wirelessly from an iPhone, iPad, iPodRead More…

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Dale Mathis 3D Metal Mechanized Playing Cards are insanely cool

on Friday, November 1st, 2013
Posted in: Crowdfunded, Geek Toys, News

My heart skipped a couple beats when I first saw the 3D Metal Mechanized Playing Cards from artist Dale Mathis. I absolutely love gears and Steampunk style art, so I was very interested in learning more about Dale’s Kickstarter project. First of all, the Tuck Box (the box that holds the playing cards) is theRead More…

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Build your own Steampunk thermometer

on Friday, September 27th, 2013

I have a fascination with nixie tubes, or vacuum tubes that ThinkGeek calls the LEDs of the past.  These tubes aren’t being manufactured any longer, but there are still some available that are being used to make Steampunk things like clocks and thermometers.  You’ll need to know how to read schematics and how to solderRead More…

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The Pentode – USB flash storage with a steampunk flair

on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

If you want a USB flash drive that won’t look like any other you’ve seen, check out the 16GB Pentode USB Flash Drive from the SlavaTech store on Etsy.  The drives are made of copper and an “electron tube made in the USSR in 1981″.  The flash drive is a high-quality SanDisk with SanDisk SecureAccess software.Read More…

Steampunk Your Next Poker Game with Bicycle Steampunk Playing Cards

on Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If you still enjoy playing card games with real cards, Bicycle is now offering decks of Silver Steampunk cards. These Victorian-esque playing cards feature artwork that blends the past with the future in a really cool sci-fi type vibe. The decks are made in the USA, are priced at $5.99 each and feature a silverRead More…

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iDockit Retro-Style Docking Stations for iPad and iPhone

on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

These aren’t the first steampunk-style accessories I’ve seen, but iDockit seems to have the largest selection.  They have charge/sync stands for iPads with built-in Bluetooth keyboards, stands for iPhones with Bluetooth handsets, a microphone stand, and even modified computers.  All accessories are made of hardwoods, many with brass accents.  Prices start as low as $4.50Read More…