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September 2019 Retro Gaming Article

September 4, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

New Wave Toys is creating a USB charger, for your mini arcade games, designed like a change machine

New Wave Toys Change Machine
Both the Change Machine and Walkman style chargers are brilliant! They fit the era and enhance the vibe!
Check out these two clever devices from New Wave Toys on Kickstarter. The Change Machine fits right in with their mini arcade cabs and can power six devices at once. The HotLine 16000 is a power bank with a built-in battery to charge devices out in the wild when an outlet isn't available. Tons of retro vibes here!

I see a lot of social media posts posing the question, "what game did you go to first when visiting the arcade"? The answers run the gambit from Defender and Pac-Man to Zaxxon and Berzerk. But I think we all know where we went first... the change machine! It's a pivotal element of the arcade. Whether you needed quarters or tokens, this machine was your best friend.

When I saw this charger, designed like an actual change machine, I wanted one! It's the perfect visual companion to the RepliCade arcade games from New Wave Toys. Alas, I don't own any of their cool mini arcade cabinets, but they have another product...

New Wave Toys Change Machine

Hotline 16000 Power Bank

Check out the Hotline 16000 - a 16000 mAh Power Bank capable of charging all sorts of electronics, via it's built-in battery. Looks like a Walkman and can charge your phone when you're camping or just away from an electrical outlet.

I love the idea and the design. Very clever. This faux cassette player brings out all sorts of 80s memories. I think this is the one for me!

New Wave Toys - hotline 16000

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