Go back to the future
At half the size and the cost of the original 1994 PlayStation and pre-loaded with 20 old-school games (Final Fantasy
VII, Tekken 3…), the PlayStation Classic has all the makings of a Christmas hit. Further retro-tech releases include the return of the Nokia 8110 (aka the “banana” or “The Matrix” phone) in 4G form, and an updated Polaroid Originals OneStep+ instant camera. There’s also been a doubling of sales of pagers as well as eBay searches for Sony Walkmans (original cassette tape versions). Hipster fad for all things Nineties? Or symptomatic of a yearning to return to a time when the human race’s biggest fear was Dolly the sheep? You decide...
OneStep+ i-Type Camera, from £150, by Polaroid Originals; polaroidoriginals.com Yellow 8110 4G, £70, by Nokia; nokia.com
PlayStation Classic, £90,by Sony; playstation.com