It’s pretty interesting how often life seems to be a bit circular, in so many ways. Normally, once a technology has passed its prime, it doesn’t resurface. That holds true in most cases, but there are some fairly old-school technologies that have come back, and are on a hot trending run with people everywhere!
Check out these five old-school tech gadgets that are trending right now.
1. Record players
We’re not sure exactly why, but record players seem to be hot with music fans across the world. Maybe it’s the gritty sound of a long-playing disc, or the fact that hot deejays and rappers like the Beastie Boys have reached an iconic status that will keep record players hot as a symbol of coolness.
Who knows? But record players are trending, that’s for sure!
2. Chuck Taylor-style shoes
These shoes are basic and seemingly low tech, but they’ve come back hotter than ever. You can blame it on hipster subculture, or just the fact that they’re simple and durable and not flashy. And maybe that’s what this overly glamorous world craves right now!
3. Handwritten letters
Perhaps it’s because the post office is under pressure and might go away, or maybe it’s just because people are growing tired of staring at digital screens and bland emails. Either way, handwritten letters are all the rage right now, and they make a thoughtful gift too!
Reading glasses are so popular right now that people are wearing eyeglass frames that have clear lenses, just because they think it looks cool and sophisticated. There have been all types of advances in technology when it comes to contact lenses and even corrective laser surgery technology; despite all that, people are going for spectacles and the trendy frames that come with them.
Is it because everyone wants to be Clark Kent, instead of having to perform like Superman? Who knows, but we’re sure of this: eyeglasses and frames are smoking hot right now!
And no, we’re not talking about labels like “nerd” or “popular”; those probably aren’t ever going away. We’re talking about old-school label-makers and dog tags, and all kinds of labels that are being marketed as easy entertaining labels or easy identification labels.
Making life easier is a hot trend in an increasingly complicated world, so this one makes a lot of sense.