Happy Saturday, dear readers! If you’re anything like me, chances are you have a soft spot for older tech, specifically the kind of borderline-ancient gadgets and gizmos that often find their way to the landfill or the shoebox under your bed. If so, I have some exciting news for you – Grid Studio is currently running an anniversary sale with discounts on an assortment of framed, nostalgia-inducing gadgets. This sale lasts until Sunday, September 10th, so be sure to check it out soon!
When it comes to what’s available in this sale, you have a range of options to choose from. The original Game Boy and iPhone 4S are the stars of the show, with discounts of $130 and $70 off, respectively, bringing their prices down to $169 and $99. These iconic devices are available at a whopping 40 percent discount. If you want to save on other aging, oft-forgotten tech, you can use the offer code T15 to get a 15 percent discount on a variety of other items. This includes the Motorola Razr V3 for $126.65, the OG iPod Photo for $169.15, and my personal favorite at the moment, the translucent purple Game Boy Color for $169.15.
Grid Studio takes these beloved gadgets and transforms them into works of art. Each piece is displayed in an A3 frame, shadowbox style, with key components on full display. Some even come with labels and measurements so you know exactly what you’re looking at. These frames not only preserve the beauty of these gadgets but also serve as a reminder of the role they played in shaping our technological history.
Now, if you’re like me and have a fondness for Nintendo 64, you might be thinking, “If only I could get an N64 controller with a bit more color!” While Grid Studio may not have an N64 controller specifically, their collection of nostalgic gadgets is constantly growing and evolving. It’s possible that they may release more gaming-related frames in the future, including controllers. So keep an eye out for upcoming announcements and additions to their lineup.
In other tech news, Apple recently released its latest iPad Pros. While these new models boast faster M2 processors, the previous-generation M1 models are still excellent choices, especially when it comes to price. Both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models are more than capable for most users, featuring Face ID unlocking, starting with 128GB of storage, and including a Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C connector. The larger 12.9-inch model also has the added benefit of a stunning Mini LED screen. The main difference between the new and old models is the faster M2 chip and support for a new hover gesture for the second-generation Apple Pencil. If these features are not essential to you, opting for the previous-generation M1 models can save you a significant amount of money while still providing top-tier performance.
As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it’s easy to overlook the timeless appeal and functionality of older devices. Grid Studio’s anniversary sale is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate and embrace the nostalgia of these gadgets. Whether you choose to display them in your home or give them as a gift to a fellow tech enthusiast, these framed pieces of tech history are sure to spark joy and conversation.
Remember, the anniversary sale ends on September 10th, so make sure to take advantage of the discounts and add a piece of tech nostalgia to your collection. And keep an eye out for future releases from Grid Studio as they continue to expand their range of framed gadgets. Happy shopping!