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People Are Calling For See-Through Products To Make A Comeback

Charisa Bossinakis

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People Are Calling For See-Through Products To Make A Comeback

People are demanding the return of see-through technology.

Many things are reminiscent of childhood, including Scoobies and Tamagotchis, but transparent Game Boy controllers have to be up there.

A Twitter handle under the name ‘Nostalgic Gamer’ posted to its 27,000 followers that ‘see-through tech needs to make a return’.

Fairly unsurprisingly, many agreed. 


While Y2K clothing currently dominates the fashion world, who knew there was such a yearning for vintage technology?

One person reacted to the post: “Where did you get those I’ve been looking all over!!!”

Another shared: “I had a see-through Xbox when I was a kid and I traded it for a paper that had GTA San Andreas cheat codes on it."


A third person said: “I bought the controller and since then it’s doubled in value. It’s my favourite though, so I’ll never sell it.”

While another wrote: “I remember paying to get a see-through shell put on one of these, the antenna had a LED light that flashed whenever the phone rang it was awesome.”

In the age of iPhones, artificial intelligence and Bitcoin, phones with antennas surely belong in the Museum of Natural History.

Speaking of which, the National Museum of Singapore currently has a vintage tech exhibition capturing the days when we merely used ‘pen and paper’.


The exhibition, titled Off/On: Everyday Technology that Changed Our Lives, 1970s–2000s, is designed to showcase a time before handheld devices completely transfixed humans.

Instead, typewriters, phone booths, pagers and technicolour television sets ruled the world.

According to the museum’s website, the exhibition also ‘aims to broaden the museum's efforts in documenting diverse perspectives of contemporary Singapore’ while urging visitors ‘to reflect on how technology has made an indelible mark on their everyday life’.


Visitors will be transported to a different time by exploring familiar local settings at home, work and other social spaces that display ‘technology icons from Singapore's past’.

Residents in Singapore are also invited to contribute their memories and objects relating to the theme of technology that helped shape their everyday life.

Surely some see-through Xbox sets are included in this throwback.

Featured Image Credit: This Is Why I'm Broke. Etsy

Topics: News, Gaming, Retro Gaming, Xbox, Art

Charisa Bossinakis
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