Gadget of the Day: Floppy disk CDs

Things move so fast in the world of tech, it’s pretty much pointless dwelling on the past. Remember the first time you saw CDs on BBC’s To

Things move so fast in the world of tech, it’s pretty much pointless dwelling on the past. Remember the first time you saw CDs on BBC’s Tomorrow’s World telly programme? It was only 10 minutes ago, and now we’re busy drooling over our HD DVDs and Blu-ray discs, let alone DVDs. Things move fast.

But when CDs in the style of old-school floppy disks from Design Boom fell under our noses, everything instantly went sepia toned with Wonder Years voice-overs and misty dissolves. Ahh, the past.

These tiny storage discs can only hold 200MB but they look just like the 1.2MB lovelies we collected avidly, either as PC heads, Amiga Lords or Atari bods. They’re even spelt with a ‘k’!

There are bigger, cheaper, better value space-per-pound storage devices out there. Loads of ‘em. But none of them have the charm these floppy disk, retro pretenders do.

What’s next? External HDDs in the shape and size of Amiga 600s?

Actually...

Essentials

Floppy disk CDRs

Price: $14 (£7) each

On sale: Out Now

Contact: Design Boom