Back to the 70s….sort of

Ben Heck retro console

Modern technology is a wonderful thing but there are times when we all miss those gadgets of bygone days – but one man has taken matters into his own hands and come up with a nifty little machine that looks like an Xbox might have looked had it been invented in 1977.

IT expert Ben Heck (who is also star of his own gadgets and gizmos show on YouTube) used his own Atari 2600 – the classic console which brought Space Invaders, Pac Man and other games to your living room and combined it with Xbox circuitry to produce as the Daily Mail  puts it, ‘a modern games console with a wooden veneer and a classic 1970s look’.

If you’re technically minded and want to try it yourself, you can check out Ben’s instructional video below:

Or if you want an easier life you could just give your iPhone a retro feel instead with this 1980s ‘brick’ style case from Thumbs Up.


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