16 Vintage Gadgets That Are Making a Comeback in 2024

In an age where technology is advancing at a lightning pace, some vintage gadgets are making a surprising return. These classic devices, once resigned to the past, are making a comeback as people embrace nostalgia. From typewriters to record players, we explore 16 vintage gadgets that are experiencing a renaissance this year:

Flip Phones

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People looking for a break from endless scrolling of smartphones are turning to old flip phones. While some brands are creating replicas of the original flip phone, people are searching thrift stores and online marketplaces for retro finds. Older phones allow people to say connected without being over-reliant on keeping in touch with people 24/7.


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The ability to create one-of-a-kind, tangible pieces of work on a typewriter is a major draw for writers and creatives who are bringing them back to life. In a world dominated by digital communication, typewriters offer a unique and personal touch.

Instant Cameras

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These days, we take a selfie, and if we don’t like it, we delete it, but we did not have that luxury back in the days when all we had was disposable cameras. While many see this as a bad thing, it was so much fun waiting to see what pictures we took when they were developed, which is why they are backing a comeback in 2024. 

Cassette Tapes

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The hiss and hum of cassette tapes are music to the ears of some retro music lovers. Cassette players and vintage audio systems are making a comeback, offering a lo-fi listening experience rather than the intensity felt by digital music.

Record Players

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Vinyl records haven’t gone anywhere, but their popularity continues to soar. The ritual of selecting a record, placing it on the turntable, and enjoying the full album experience is a cherished pastime for many, and now, younger people are getting in on the experience.

Retro Video Game Consoles

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Even pixelated graphics and classic games of the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis are captivating a new generation of gamers. Retro console sales are booming, with dedicated players and emulators allowing gamers to revisit their childhood favorites. As well as people playing retro games at home, video arcades are popping up in shopping malls around the world. 

Calculator Watches

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The iconic Casio calculator watch is back with a bang. This nostalgic timepiece combines a digital watch with a functional calculator, offering a quirky blend of fashion and function. You can buy brand new or look on second-hand marketplaces for an original watch to win extra cool points.

Film Cameras

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While digital photography dominates, film cameras offer a unique aesthetic and a more hands-on approach to capturing images. The joy of learning photography basics and the anticipation of waiting for developed photos are fueling the resurgence as people aim to have a vintage feel to their photographs rather than just using an Instagram filter. 

Portable Cassette Players

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Anyone who was anyone had a portable cassette player back in the day. While we can stream as much music as we want in an instant these days, some people can feel overwhelmed by so many choices. With a cassette player, you made your choice ahead of going outside and stuck with it.

Rotary Phones

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The elegance and weight of a rotary phone is unmatched. While not the most practical choice for everyday use, rotary phones add a touch of vintage charm to any home office or workspace.

Vintage Radios

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In an age dominated by sleek smartphones and smart devices, rotary phones are experiencing a surprising resurgence. These vintage communication devices, once a staple in households, are finding new life in modern settings as people enjoy the originality they bring. 

VHS Players

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Before Netflix got their hold on the world of entertainment there was such a thing as VHS tapes and a trip to your local Blockbuster was the highlight of the weekend. While huge VHS players take up so much space on the TV stand they are making a comeback among movie addicts and lovers of all things retro. 

Arcade Cabinets

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Home arcade cabinets are becoming increasingly popular, allowing gamers to relive the joys of joystick controls and pixelated graphics in their own homes. Brands like Arcade1Up offer smaller, budget-friendly machines priced between $300 and $800, or you can source originals if you’re willing to pay extra. 

Vintage Board Games

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In a digital age, board games offer a welcome escape and a chance to connect with friends and family face-to-face. Classic board games like Scrabble, Monopoly, and Risk are experiencing a surge in popularity as people deem that “staying in is the new going out.”

Retro Toys and Games

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Vintage toys like Slinkys, Rubik’s Cubes, and even classic building blocks are seeing a resurgence as parents look for toys that don’t overstimulate their children.  These simple yet engaging toys encourage creativity and imaginative play, something a lot of modern toys lack.

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