10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets

Nokia Steampunk Cellphone

10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets - Nokia Steampunk Cellphone

Ivan Mavrovic of Mental Design makes awesome steampunk designs of pens, jewelries, watches and more – but he really impresses us with his steampunk cell phones: the one above is a working Nokia 2330.

Steampunk Mouse

10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets - Steampunk Mouse

You’ve probably seen a steampunk mouse before, but none that come with a pre-installed brain! Builder Peter Balch notes that “Every self-respecting Victorian Scientist needs a brain in a jar.” Can’t argue with that, can I?

Steampunk Game Boy

10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets - Steampunk Game Boy

Today’s kids are too young to remember when the original classic Game Boy first came out some 20 years ago, but I doubt many will be fooled into thinking that it dates back to the Victorian era. It seems to have been done pretty nicely, and anybody who takes a glance at it will know that the theme is a steampunk one. Besides the exterior morphing, creator Thretris has stuffed in orange LED to replace the good old red colored one, which goes so well with the entire appearance.

Steampunk Xbox 360 Mod

10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets - Steampunk Xbox 360 Mod

This cool Steampunk Xbox 360 Mod was created by Dopelgunder from deviantArt. Unfortunately not many details are provided about the actual development of this particular Xbox mod. Still, Xbox fans will not be let down with the remarkable depth and details that are seen at every image of this wonderful creation.

Steampunk Camera

10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets - Steampunk Camera

This is just a typical digital camera that’s been housed in a very well executed steampunk styled case, created by Herr Döktor.

Steampunk Dr. Who Dalek

10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets - Steampunk Dr. Who Dalek

EXTERMINATE! If you’ve never watched Dr. Who we apologize for the missed reference, but allow us to give you some background information. The Dalek race is a fictional organism from the popular British sci-fi show which features a tough tank-like mechanical shell and a tendency to vie for domination of the universe with a piercing electronic scream.

The Daleks are quite the celebrity in the UK and internationally among the sci-fi community, even appearing on a postage stamp in 1999. Though the Dalek has become a symbol of British pop culture, we had yet seen a Dalek piece quite like this. Designed by Alex Holden.

Steampunk Watch

10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets - Steampunk Watch

Creative handmade steampunk watch design by koisuruusagi.

Steampunk Guitar

10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets - Steampunk Guitar

Here’s a little something for all Guitar Hero players who wish they featured a Victorian rocker with period guitar. This is what such a guitar might look like. It was built for the 2008 Jersey City Artists Studio Tour by Mark Dalzell, and it’s called Organum Insolitus.

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It features a television with Fresnel lens magnifier, onboard phaser, an amplifier and uses clockwork gears, hand hammered brass, cloth wire and wood. The guitar can be attached to an external amp with a standard ¼-inch cable, so you can really use this.

Steampunk USB Jump Drive

10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets - Steampunk USB Jump Drive

This new Steampunk USB Jump Drive, comes with 2GB of storage, is wrapped in brass and features various parts from a vintage clock, and some gears. It expands to reveal a green light that can be seen through the vintage gears, when it is plugged into your PC.

Steampunk Copper USB Drive

10 Cool Steampunk Gadgets - Steampunk Copper USB Drive

This fun steampunk USB drive is handcrafted using some vintage watch gearing, copper and a few other brass parts, it comes with 2GB of storage, and even features some copper piping along the side with some brass bolts on the end.

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Evolution of Windows Interfaces from 1.01 to 8

Windows 1.01 (1985, November 20)

Windows 1.01 bootscreen

Windows 1.01 interface

Windows 1.01 – 16-bit OS that cost less than 1MB in overall is Microsoft’s very first operating system that allows multi tasking with graphical user interface on PC platform that runs on MS-DOS 5.0.

Windows 2.03 (1987, December 9)

Windows 2.03 boot screen

Windows 2.03 interface

Taking advantage of the speed of Intel 286/386 processor at that time, Windows 2.03 is a replacement for Windows 1.x. It also starts the era where users are able to overlap windows, customize screens, etc. Still the entire operating system cost no more than 2.5Mb.

Windows 3.0 (1990, May 22)

Windows 3.0 boot screen

Windows 3.0 interface

In 1990 Windows started to look like a real operating system – or at least like the one we know today, with its windows, menus and icons. We already had NotePad, Calculator and Paintbrush (Paint) and all the apps were stored in the so called Program Manager.

Windows 3.1 (1992, August)

Windows 3.1 boot screen

Windows 3.1 interface

The interface in Windows 3.1 didn’t change that much from the previous version, except for better program icons.

Windows NT 3.1 (1993, August)

Windows NT 3.1 boot screen

Windows NT 3.1 interface

The first Windows New Technology (NT) introduced. It maintains consistency with the Windows 3.1, a well-established home and business operating system at the time, the new Windows NT operating system began with version 3.1. Unlike Windows 3.1, however, Windows NT 3.1 was a 32-bit operating system.

Windows 3.11 (1993, August)

Windows 3.11 boot screen

Windows 3.11 interface

Windows for Workgroups 3.11 – added peer-to-peer workgroup and domain networking support.

Windows 95 (1995, August 24)

Windows 95 boot screen

Windows 95 interface

The 1995 version of the operating system introduced the basic structure of the familiar Windows interface we’ve all used since. The Start menu button debuted. At the time, it was such a foreign concept that Microsoft had to design moving.

Windows NT 4.0 (1996, July 29)

Windows NT 4.0 boot screen

Windows NT 4.0 interface

Windows NT 4.0 didn’t bring any significant changes to the interface, nor did it replace the background with even more boring colors. In fact, it looks exactly the same as Windows 95.

Windows 98 (1998, June 25)

Windows 98 boot screen

Windows 98 interface

The most important change in Windows 98 regarding the previous version is the Quick Launch bar, which enables you to run programs without having to browse the Start menu or look for them on the desktop. Talking about the Start Menu, this feature was improved as well with support for right click and the ability to move items around.

Windows 2000 (2000, February 17)

Windows 2000 boot screen

Windows 2000 interface

The interface in Windows 2000 doesn’t feature any outstanding improvements, though the background color changes from greenish blue to a more navy blue.

Windows Me (2000, June 19)

Windows Me boot screen

Windows Me interface

Windows Me is that one operating system that everyone tries to leave behind – even those who created it. To be honest, it didn’t have any important new features, but it did include some really annoying characteristics we’d better not mention here.

Windows XP (2001, October 25)

Windows XP boot screen

Windows XP interface

Windows XP brings the solid foundation of Windows 2000 to the PC desktop, enhancing reliability, security, and performance. With a fresh visual design, Windows XP Professional includes features for business and advanced home computing, including remote desktop support, an encrypting file system, and system restore and advanced networking features

Windows Vista (2007, January 30)

Windows Vista boot screen

Windows Vista interface

In 2006 Microsoft thought that we would probably be tired of the blue taskbar, and released a new Windows version with a black taskbar and a rounded Start button. Other important features in Windows Vista were transparency effects, a collection of mostly useless gadgets and the ability to manage apps and windows in a 3D environment.

Windows 7 (2009, October 22)

Windows 7 boot screen

Windows 7 interface

Windows 7 didn’t represent a radical UI update from Vista, but Microsoft nonetheless made some notable changes. The sidebar was removed, the Aero Flip 3D button disappeared (although the functionality remained through shortcut keys) and the Show Desktop icon became a small strip to the right of the taskbar. The taskbar saw the biggest changes, with the Quick Launch shortcut killed off in favor of the ability to "pin" applications to the taskbar for quick access. This meant that the old-style Start menu contained programs you used less often. These taskbar pins also got "Jump Lists." Right-clicking an icon on the taskbar offered a list of shortcuts, dependent on the software — for example, recently viewed websites, popular songs in Media Player or recently edited documents. Windows 7 is notable for integrating multi-touch support into the base OS. Although not operable entirely via touch — the Windows UI has always been designed around the mouse and keyboard after all — when paired with a touchscreen, Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate all boast multi-touch functionality.

Windows 8 (2012, October 26)

Windows 8 boot screen

Windows 8 interface

Windows 8 – new "Metro" interface offers a tile-based Start screen similar to that of the Windows Phone OS. The customizable Start screen’s tiles, which link to apps and desktop programs, will offer live, animated, constantly updated info, so you can quickly glance at your inbox, latest tweets, weather info, traffic data, sports scores, etc. Access the vertical toolbar by swiping or mousing over the right edge of the screen. Swiping the bottom edge pulls up a menu bar, while swiping the left side lets you switch between active apps and your desktop.

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Crazy new Wolf King gaming keyboard

Wolf King makes an assortment of gaming peripherals from mice to keyboards and game pads. Certainly, this isn’t a real keyboard thanks to the circular layout and FPS oriented arrangement of keys. The dual circular arrangement should allow you to get both hands in on the action while gaming and allow you to reach all the controls you might need without having to move your hands much. Oddly, several of the keys are duplicated on both sides of the keyboard, which seems odd. The device connects via USB to your PC and a pair of USB ports is provided on the gamepad as well.

Crazy new Wolf King gaming keyboard

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Steampunk Laptop

This may look like a Victorian music box, but inside this intricately hand-crafted wooden case lives a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 laptop that runs both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux. It features an elaborate display of clockworks under glass, engraved brass accents, claw feet, an antiqued copper keyboard and mouse, leather wrist pads, and customized wireless network card. The machine turns on with an antique clock-winding key by way of a custom-built ratcheting switch made from old clock parts.

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