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The Innovative IBM Selectric Typewriter

Jan 29, 2018 |  Retro Staff No Comments

  For more than 25 years, secretaries, students and writers put thoughts to paper using a technically-advanced piece of equipment. The IBM Selectric series made it’s debut on July 31, 1961, featuring some 2,800 parts. The Selectric was a game-changer in the world of typing and continued to be used in offices and classrooms long

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Exclusive: Retro Design Gadget Cases

Jan 05, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

From the Retro Planet Collection come these originally designed smartphone and tablet cases. Made of durable plastic, these cases were designed by the Retro Planet team, and printed in the USA. Openings are included for headphones, charger inputs, cameras and other key features, resulting in a custom fit for the iPhone 4 and 4s, iPhone

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CompuServe: The First Major Online Service Kicked Off in ’79

Sep 24, 2012 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Nowadays, an early adopter jumps to download new software or buy new gadgets within days of release. When it came to connecting online at home, though, that title was granted to pretty much anyone who sent email or chatted across the globe pre-1990. That was when CompuServe dominated the field, long before America OnLine (AOL)

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