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Editor's Letter

In a world full of gift guides, this holiday season, our shoppable gift guide has been inspired by the Upside Down world of Stranger Things. The series has commanded the attention of many with retro tech cameos from walkie-talkies, Walkman and ham radio.

"We are paying homage to the decade where science and technology reached groundbreaking strides."

The genre-bending science fiction series, which premiered on Netflix in July 2016, has been giving us a serious dose of '80s nostalgia. Although the technology featured in the show is a total blast from the past, behind-the-scenes, Stranger Things, is filmed using new technologies, such as 4K cameras with high-dynamic range.

"We have hand selected tech products that you can shop directly from The Guide with just one click of a button."

The 1980's was a decade where wearing a Casio was stylishly tech, Nintendo ruled the gaming world, Apple was not the preferred technology, and Sony reigned supreme. Now in 2017, our shopping guide will be celebrating the retro tech version with its modern equivalent. We will not include any promo tie-ins to the show because honestly, that would just be tacky. Oh, and for those who are not fans of the series, keep scrolling, we have included a little something for you too.

Happy shopping!

Muchaneta Kapfunde | Founding Editor-in-Chief


Samsung Smart Digital Camera

Samsung Smart WiFi & NFC Digital Camera

The old Pentax K1000 is as close to the camera Charlie Heaton's character Jonathan uses to capture images of the monster. Technology has since come a long way since, and now having a camera with SMART features is the norm. Enter Samsung Smart WiFi & NFC Digital Camera.


Vue Classic Glasses

Love your 80's style glasses, then grab a classic pair of smart glasses by Vue. They are a chic, upgraded version of Barb's famous pair in the series. Stylish and discreet, Vue smart glasses are more than just another pair of glasses. The frames have integrated technology, that is seamless and invisible. Bragging smart features like streaming wireless audio via bone conduction speakers, tracking steps, calories and distance and notifications when you receive an email or text message, Vue are definitely glasses of the future.

$229.00 | Read More About Vue

The DIY Boombox

DIY Boombox

Bust a move to some Run-D.M.C with this DIY Wireless Boombox. It pays homage to the retro ghetto blaster. Made completely from durable cardboard, the do-it-yourself radio has an impressive 10 metre Bluetooth range and a handy microUSB cable.


Casio Protrek Smart Watch 3

Casio Protrek WSD-F20 Smart Outdoor Watch 3

Stranger Things fans who have been unashamedly getting giddy over the retro Casio watch might like the look of the Casio Smart Watch. The only thing is that it has not got the 1980's price tag.


“Air-Free” Tires

Bridgestone’s “Air-Free” Bicycle Tires

Ok, ok, this is more about the tyres than the bike. The “Air Free Concept” is a technology that eliminates the need for tires to be inflated with air to support the weight, using a unique structure of spokes stretching along the inner sides of tires. These next-generation bicycle tyres will modernise a vintage rider with ease.




Television sets have come a long way since the 1980s. The latest must have is the Sony BRTAVIA OLED A1 4K HDR TV. It features the world’s first Acoustic Surface™ technology, making the screen the speaker, and an edge-to-edge stand-less form factor. With over 8 million self-illuminating pixels, the BRAVIA OLED A1 4K HDR TV series delivers a significantly enriched visual experience with unprecedented black levels, rich and lifelike colour, dynamic contrast, blur-less image and a wide viewing angle.

Starting from £2,800.00

LOVE Turntable

LOVE Turntable

The Fisher MC-4550 is a great representation of radio tech from 198, in 2017 I think that LOVE ’s light weight portable turntable is a beautiful example of the old meets the new. You can listen to it everywhere, whether that be your your bedroom, kitchen, or your living room.


Bonx Grip Black

Bonx Grip

The Stranger Things kids love using their rather advanced for 1983 walkie talkies. Now with advancement in technology say hello to the Bonx Grip, a Bluetooth Earpiece that functions as a Walkie-Talkie.


Prizm Smart Music Device

Prizm Smart Music Device

It might not be as portable as a walkman but it is definitely personal to you. Meet the intelligent music player called Prism. You can plug into any speakers is the perfect music device of today. Prizm has revolutionized music by recognising who’s there and adapting the music according to each person’s tastes.



The Unmade Jumper

If you love Nancy's homespun knit then you will appreciate unique knitted garments created by Unmade who use coding to power knitting machines as though they are 3D printers.

£Prices Vary | Read More About Unmade

The Patagonia Puffer

Patagonia Women's Micro Puff™ Hoody

Will's puffer jacket aside, Barbara's 1980's style puffer has gotten an technological upgrade thanks to Pantagonia. Focusing on sustainability, the puffer has revolutionary PlumaFill insulation that gives it a warm-when-wet performance. Designed with innovative quilting construction that complements the insulation by stabilizing and maximizing the loft of the PlumaFill strands, this is a puffer that delivers ultralightweight, water-resistance and down-like warmth.


The 2415 Rucksack

TwentyFour15 Optic bag

TwentyFour15 is making a name for itself designing fashion tech for the digital natives. Powered by XO, the TwentyFour15 Optic bag is an app connected Rucksack that can change colour and animate to music via your smartphone device.Although this product will be ready in 2018, it will still make a great gift for a forward thinking youngster. Just order and then sign up to be notified when the product is ready .

£215.00 | Read More on TwentyFour15

The Lumativ Trucker Cap

LUMATIV | E5 | Snapback

Dustin's trucker cap has just got lit. These stylish caps are designed by LA based wearable technology company, LUMATIV. Producing illuminated systems for apparel and accessories, they have developed a state of the art lightweight patent-pending rechargeable electrical system that can be easily embedded in almost any wearable item of clothing. All products and systems are artistically engineered and designed for seamless integration to ensure superior fit and comfort.

$ 74.95

The Nike Trainers

Who wants retro when you can take a step into the future with Nike HyperAdapt 1.0. The innovative sneakers feature "adaptive lacing" technology that is activated by a heel sensor that automatically tightens its laces.



For Your Wellbeing

Moodmetric ring

The Moodmetric ring is the simplest solution to manage stress and recovery. Simple, functional and scientific, the beautiful ring will track your emotional levels, learn to calm your mind and log your emotional price. The mood metric ring promises to be the stylish wearable that will offer you the simplest way to manage your stress levels.



Amazon Echo (2nd Generation, Oak Finish)

Amazon Echo connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control compatible smart home devices, and more. Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. Just ask Alexa to request an Uber, order a pizza, get train times, and more.

£99.00 | Find Out More

For The Jetsetter

Rebecca Minkoff Smart Cases

Who isn't attracted to these Rebecca Minkoff lightweight smart cases that brag a polycarbonate hard-shell exterior and smooth-glide wheels that spin in all 360 degrees? Sold with a lifetime warranty, the connected luggage has a built-in 10,050mAh power bank that will not only charge your smartphone (up to 4x) it will also give you the option to charge multiple USB-C and USB enabled devices simultaneously by way of the Rapid Charging power integration. The Rebecca Minkoff Travel #AlwaysOn luggage line will be available for pre-order on 1st November, and the pieces will begin shipping on 5th December, just in time for the holidays.

For Those Who Want A Life Coach


Opter have come up with a game changing smart necklace that can be your posture coach, a fitness tracker, and a productivity hacker. Find Out More.

For The Trendy Gal

SUPA has come up with something that we want, and that is a powered sports bra with an integrated heart rate sensor made from fabric that the wearer can attach the SUPA Reactor to and connect to the SUPA.AI App.

$180.00 | Find Out More

For The Glam Queen

True Gault

3D Foot Scanner True Gault, have come up with a revolutionary way to redefine the relationship between women and their heels. True Gault works by downloading their iPhone app, which is currently available on iPhone 5 and up. The app allows you to 3D scan your feet from the comfort of your own home. The process takes less than 15 minutes and once they have your measurements, they’re stored in their database for you to shop and order at any time. The USP of the app is its ability to learn.

From $250.00 | Find Out More

For The Sustainable Parents

Vigga have developed a unique design that ensures that their clothes have a very long life. They believe that the higher the quality, the better because it is in their interest to produce clothes that are as high quality as possible. The more times clothes can circulate, the more resources can be saved. Find Out More.

For The Health + Eco Conscious

Ultra 3 Bloom

The Ultra 3 is our amphibious shoe perfect for adventures on land and sea. The lightweight hexagon upper design is breathable, non absorbent and drains water easily. Made using algae based BLOOM foam which offers the first sustainable alternative to the synthetic and petrochemical EVA prevalent in today's market. Using algae biomass helps offset the significant use of petroleum ingredients found in conventional flexible foams. Available for both women and men.

£60.00 | Find Out More

For The Cool Guy

Stone Island Woolly

We discovered something for the boys. It is a crew neck sweater made with double knit construction. What makes it different is the outside of the sweater. It is made of thermo-sensitive yarn that makes it drastically change colour when exposed to cold. The inside is made of pure wool. Stone Island has scrutinised and investigated the transformation and enhancement of fibres and fabrics, to come up with their latest collection, Ice Knit. Find Out More.

For The Curious Kid


Kano has developed a way to plug together bits, boards, buttons and cables in a simple and fun way that encourages youngsters to play with technology. Powered by cutting-edge hardware and open-source software, Kano has had input from hundreds of young people, artists, engineers, and teachers. Fueling the passion for computer technology, Kano is all about plugging together bits, boards, buttons and cables, whilst exploring how they all work together.

£29.99 | Find Out More

For The On-The-Go Person

Torro Bracelet

Ever considered bringing your iPhone charger when you leave your house? Chances are, you are probably going to need it. Torro Bracelet is a state of the art jewelry piece that allows you to forget that thought. It's a luxury bracelet that doubles as a data charging cord.


For Those Who Adore Pink

Tech21 Evo Gem Case

Tech21's Evo Gem Case powerfully safeguards your iPhone with intelligent impact protection. That means impact force is absorbed, dissipated and repelled away from your iPhone thanks to scientifically proven, hybrid impact-protection FlexShock hybrid material. Evo Gem offers tough protection for your iPhone, whilst preserving its natural beauty.


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