Tech Vault

The best of my retro tech collection.


Modded iPod Mini

This iPod Mini 1G packs a punch! It stores all of its music on a 64GB SD card, and it still sounds great. It's easily the best iPod that I've ever owned. I dig the green, too.

Release Year: 2004

OS: stock iPod firmware


Handspring Visor

Created by the founders of Palm, I find the Visor PDA very interesting. It's both well-built and unique, featuring an iconic design. I enjoy taking mine around and playing Bike or Die on the go. Plus, you can't go wrong with 8 megabytes of memory!

Release Year: 1999

OS: Palm OS 3


Polycarbonate MacBook

This thing is quite literally held together by duct tape, but it's still going strong. I mainly use it for HotSync and distraction-free writing, although I also have a couple of games on it. It has 2 gigabytes of RAM and a 240 GB SSD installed in it.

Release Year: 2007

OS: Snow Leopard


(Old) MacBook Pro

Rocking an ancient Core i5 and 8 gigabytes of RAM, this thing isn't exactly a speed demon. It also isn't in the best shape. That said, its optical drive is very useful, so I'm happy to keep it around. It's also really nice for simple tasks such as web browsing.

Release Year: 2012

OS: macOS 12


Palm LifeDrive

This relic has a 4 gigabyte microdrive in it! Flash memory was expensive when the LifeDrive was released, so Palm decided to copy the iPod Mini. It wasn't actually a bad idea at the time, and it even makes a good MP3 player today. It's one chunky nugget, though, and it definitely looks its age. As far as Palm PDAs go, it's for sure one of the most advanced and premium, so I consider it an essential for any Palm collector.

Release Year: 2004

OS: Palm OS 5


Vintage Casio Watch

I got this thing for $2! I threw in a button cell battery and it works great. It's built surprisingly well with a snazzy stainless steel case. It genuinely feels better than most modern Casio digitals. Not too bad for the price!

Release Year: Early 80s

OS: it's a vintage watch, bro


BlackBerry 9720

I got this phone in new condition, and it represents a fascinating time in BlackBerry's history. It was a low-end device released at the beginning of the BlackBerry 10 era, but it was running the old BBOS 7. As a result, I consider it to be the last classic BlackBerry. It's super weird and has an awful screen. I love it!

Release Year: 2013

OS: BlackBerry OS 7


Sony FD Mavica

It's the iconic floppy disk camera! I have a few of these. People just give them to me. I'm not complaining. ;)

Some of the Mavica cameras support video recording, so I decided to record a day in my life on one.
Watch on Youtube

Release Year: ~Y2K

OS: n/a


Sony Sports Walkman

Just look at this thing! For a sports-centered Walkman, it's absolutely huge. It has tons of nice features, including Dolby B NR and auto reverse. It also feels rock solid. But man, it's goofy!

Release Year: looooooong Ago

OS: n/a