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My first cell phone was heavier than my purse, but I carried it like it was the One Ring. Several years earlier, you couldn’t part me from my Game Boy, which, at the time, was just slightly cooler than the new cordless phone (with the two-foot-long antenna) my dad excitedly brought home from Circuit City.
As the years pass, we all get pretty nostalgic about our tech. So to honor the retrophiles on your gift list, we rounded up a few cases and sleeves that will make them reminisce about their own gadgets of yore.
Cassette Tape Phone Case
Gift this cassette tape phone case ($11) with your favorite playlist, and it will be like eighth grade all over again.
Boom Box Laptop Sleeve
Long before digital music players became smaller than a matchbook, music on the go meant slinging a 10-pound ghetto blaster on your shoulder. Albeit much lighter, this boom box laptop sleeve ($32) provides a similar effect . . . although your gift recipient might want to brush up on her street swagger.
Boom Box Laptop Sleeve Pager Phone Case
In the late ’80s and early ’90s, this accessory labeled you a doctor . . . or a drug dealer. Keep ’em guessing with this pager iPhone 5/5s case ($48).
Pencil Phone Case
They’re the original word processor: wave a freshly sharpened pencil under my nose, and suddenly I’m in third grade again. Kate Spade’s punchy pencil-case iPhone 5/5s case ($40) definitely has the same effect.
Calculator iPhone Case
Be warned, whip out your phone clad in this calculator iPhone case ($25), and friends will look to you to figure out the dinner bill.
London Telephone Booth Phone Case
Sure, they still exist, but those iconic red phone booths look just as comfortable on a Beatles album cover as they do on modern London streets. This London telephone booth iPhone 5s case ($7) will add cheer to your recipient’s cheerio.
Vintage Leica Camera Phone Case
Look, Ma: no film! Fool those unsuspecting photo subjects with this vintage Leica M8 phone case ($12).
Typewriter Tablet Sleeve
Remember when the delete key didn’t exist? Get in touch with your inner Hemingway with this padded typewriter tablet sleeve ($24).
Game Boy iPhone 5s Case
I can almost hear the Tetris theme song, looking at this Game Boy iPhone 5/5s case ($15).
Amplifier iPad Sleeve
A water-resistant neoprene tablet sleeve ($30) pumps up the volume of any iPad.
VHS Cassette Tape iPad Mini Smart Cover
Ah, remember the days when “rewind” actually meant “to wind again”? This VHS cassette tape smart cover for the iPad Mini ($25) will put those memories in . . . well, rewind.
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