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Retail Therapy: Modern Tech, Throwback Style

It's back to the future with products that combine modern technology with retro cool

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Record Runner

1. RECORD RUNNER

(previous page) This cute little fella — totes adorbs, as they said in old-timey times — drives in circles on your LPs, pumping the music through a Bluetooth speaker. $79.99, stokyoworld.com

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Retro Speaker

2. RETRO SPEAKER

Play the latest sounds through a speaker that harks back to the halcyon days when families gathered around the radio. $135, muzenaudio.com

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Polaroid Socialmatic Camera

3. POLAROID SOCIALMATIC CAMERA

Take instant photos just like your grandparents did when they were hipsters. $299, polaroid.com

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Gramovox

2. GRAMOPHONE SPEAKER

This lithe beaut, which plays music from your phone, recalls the classic Victrola; all that’s missing is a digital dog staring at it. $279,
gramovox.com

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Querkywriter Keyboard

5. QUERKYWRITER KEYBOARD

Click, click, click! Feel like F. Scott Fitzgerald tapping out The Pretty Good Gatsby with this throwback keyboard for your tablet. $249,
querkywriter.com

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