As we all gaze relentlessly into a technologically superior future, it’s not suspiring that every now and again somebody takes a glance backwards and thinks “hang on – that was quite a good idea – we can use that”.
And thus we have www.thumbsupworld.co.uk, which is a sort of community space for the manufacturer of some of the retro gadgets and gizmos you see surfacing in design magazines and trendy gift shops.
This is where they showcase their newest ideas and also let customers have their say too. From 1980s-style gadget cases to the latest remote-control toys and weird and wacky kitchen stuff, they’ve got a bit of everything.
So if you wonder where the person opposite you on the train got their iPhone case that looks like a C90 cassette, this might be a good place to start looking.
If you spot something you fancy, there are handy links to where you can buy it. But with regular competitions you might not need to spend a penny.
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