Roberts Revival DAB Radio - Piano Gloss Black £200
It is kind of hard to call the Roberts Revival a retro gadget as it has never really gone out of style. Still we make the rules here. This is a limited edition Revival which features all the benefits of digital DAB radio. It is crammed with features too including rotary tuning and volume controls, RDS station name display, a stereo line in socket for iPod and MP3 playback, headphone socket and portability with its carry handle. This latest model is now more energy efficient with up to 120 hours battery life. Roberts Radio
The jury really is out on most retro gadgets. Quite often they try a little too hard and come across as a pale pastiche of the products they are trying to imitate. Or they are so low-tech that they are almost useless in the modern world.
Here are nine though that we think deserve the moniker of retro gadget classics.