Steampunk

AZIO RCK Retro Compact Keyboard review

REVIEW – Do you like a minimalist keyboard with shallow keys and a modern style to go with your high tech computer or do you like to change things up and go with an eye-catching keyboard that has a vintage style but modern tech hidden inside. The AZIO RCK Retro Compact Keyboard is all that …

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This Steampunk Robot lamp is also a charging station

I’m continuing my fascination with charging stations this week with this Steampunk Robot lamp.  The lamp comes standard with “two grounded, tamper-resistant AC outlets, two high-power USB charging ports, a full-range sliding dimmer with blue LED indicator gauge for the lamp, and a smartphone charging cradle that can accommodate even the largest smartphone with a …

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These beautiful steampunk pens will look perfect on your Victorian style desk

Are you a fan of steampunk style? Do you also have a lot of expendable cash lying around? Then check out the Megan Kening Etsy website for some really cool, beautifully handmade steampunk pens like this In Memory of Bessie Sm. V2 Steampunk fountain pen. This particular pen was made in memory of 1920’s American jazz and …

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Wouldn’t you like to wear the same watch that The Woz wears?

Steve Wozniak doesn’t wear an Apple Watch or any other kind of smart watch.  The Woz wears a Nixie Watch.  We’ve shown you clocks made with Nixie tubes before, but who would have thought that the tubes came small enough to use in a watch?  The watch only has room for two tubes, so it …

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Add a little steampunk ambiance to your home with these switch plates

If normal switch plate covers are too mundane for you, try these Toggle Switch Plates from UncommonGoods for a little Rube Goldberg steampunk style.  They are designed by father and son Lance and L J Nybye.  The plates are made with brass hardware and laser-engraved plywood.  You can attach them over your existing standard switch plates …

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Modern sound from a steampunk device

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, iPod …

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Build your own Steampunk thermometer

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 solder …

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The Pentode – USB flash storage with a steampunk flair

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. …

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Steampunk Your Next Poker Game with Bicycle Steampunk Playing Cards

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 silver …

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iDockit Retro-Style Docking Stations for iPad and iPhone

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 $4.50 …

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