Pinball Smartphone Cradle

Smartphone Nintendo Switch Pinball Cradle by Dave Delisle

Just add a smartphone or Nintendo Switch to this cradle/controller and you can play pinball video games. The bumper buttons and table-like orientation allow players to enjoy pinball just like they were playing on a real machine.

But wait, there’s more! Just slide the marquee and stand the device upright and it is now an arcade cabinet.

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The marquee slides on rails, allowing this to transform between pinball and arcade configurations. The marquee sign is a loose flap that swings down automatically in both modes, thanks to gravity. 

Nintendo 64 Classic Design

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The Nintendo 64 was revolutionary in countless ways, its impact still resonates in modern consoles and games. Unfortunately the N64 and its games have not aged as well as its predecessors, the SNES and NES. Some games like Mario 64 still hold up today, while others like Goldeneye 64 are difficult to enjoy after years of playing more advanced shooters.

Back to the Future Wireless Charger And Bluetooth Speaker

Back to the Future hoverboard by Dave Delisle

Seeing as some wireless charging pads look like skateboards already, why not enlist the most famous skateboard of all to be a wireless charger, the hoverboard from Back to the Future. Just lay a phone and top of the board and you’ll have enough power to traverse over water. Maybe.

Han Solo In Carbonite USB Desk Grommet

Han Solo in Carbonite USB Desk Grommet or Car Charger by Dave Delisle

Here is a Han Solo USB Desk Grommet that plugs into a desk grommet, obviously. This design could also come in a “car charger” variant that could plug into a cup holder. The base has LEDs that illuminate when a device is plugged in.

SEGA Genesis Cartridge Cover System

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This is from the cutting room floor of the jewel case console design a few posts back. I went with that design because it could be used for ALL platforms, however I did start things off with a Genesis-only design, thought I’d share it here.

Toy Story 2 SNES Controller

Toy Story 2 SNES controller by Dave Delisle

I was going over the dozens and dozens of SNES USB controllers listed at Amazon, and it occurred to me that no one made a version that resembled the controller at the beginning of Toy Story 2. Maybe someone could offer this color variant? I know I’d want one.

Steam Controller Gaming Laptop

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Many companies offer to publish a guest post/sponsored content here, and I always ignore these requests. That is until recently when a large computer company wanted me run an article about “what people look for in a gaming laptop”, which I passed on but it got me thinking about what I want in a gaming laptop.