In keeping with the Easter theme, we’ve been thinking about the gadgets we’d like to see come back from the dead. Here are out top five picks. Disagree? Then get yourself over to the forums and make your thoughts known gadget lovers.
The robo-pooch of our dreams shuffled off to tech heaven in 2006? Why? He wasn’t mangy or old. He didn’t sleep for days under the kitchen table. In fact, he’d sit on his battery when running low on juice, pick up a bone or kick a ball. And he wouldn’t eat grass and spew like your real mutt. With robots so massive post–CES, we’re making an official plea to Sony: bring him back, please. There’s a reason he’s our number one cult gadget.
Moto’s revolutionary blower brought a bit of Star Trek to a world dominated by phones the size of breezeblocks. It’s futuristic styling set the benchmark for everyone. Okay, you could say the RAZR was its real successor. But couldn’t Moto really do with delving into the past and refreshing their current, pants, line–up with an all new StarTAC?
It thrust Sonic into our homes, but these days, the games that begat an almighty spat between Sega and Nintendo can be found on Xbox Live and even the Wii. But let’s face it, playing as Tails on Ninty’s finest is just plain wrong. So what do you say Sega? Let’s forget the Saturn and unleash a new MegaDrive. Together we can rule the world.
Your new Zink printer might be the business Polaroid, but putting the kibosh on film for your classic SX-70 snapper has still got us smarting. The washed out colours, the joy of clicking away and getting your pics immediately, you just can’t beat it. Digital’s great and all, but we want you back Polaroid, just like it used to be.
Commodore Amiga 500
Older Stuffers rave about the Amiga’s brilliance. Its awesome graphics, great sound and stellar line up, including Speedball II, Defender of the Crown and stone-cold classic Monkey Island. Why do we want it back? Well, playing games like this on an emulator just isn’t the same, is it?