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Old-School Products Made New Again

With the hubbub over today’s Apple tablet launch, and our insatiable desire for all things lighter, sleeker, and more modern, it’s a wonder that LG would come out with a Leave It to Beaver-style television set. Sure, this cherry-red beauty is packed with all the fixings — antennae, chrome legs, channel and volume adjusting knobs, as well as an option to watch shows in color, black and white, or sepia tones — but can it trump a flat-screen?

Our previous research says yes, especially if you’re nostalgic for a time you never even lived in. Check out our top five old-school inspired products that are actually brand spanking new.

This dreamy KitchenAid mixer makes us instantly think of Betty Draper. Although she’d probably add some scotch and Lexapro to the batter.

The Rubik’s Cube is officially 30 years old, and as irksome as ever. But now the rotating color block comes as a “TouchCube.” Instead of twisting and turning it in every which way (which kind of hurts when you’re little), new technology works with touch-sensitive colored lights to solve the puzzle.

The faces of these candy-colored Casio watches may resemble an arcade game more than a classic timepiece, but that’s precisely the point.

Although stirrup pants were never this sexy back in the ’80s, they certainly were this bright. Plus, now there’s no risk of your tight leggings falling down.

The new iPod Classic may hold a measly 40,000 songs, but it retains the same look as its original counterpart which dates all the way back to 2001. How retro.

What are some of your favorite old-school inspired pieces? Let us know below.

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