Sure, you can write anything from a letter to a novel using your computer, iPad, or smartphone, but there's nothing quite like the tactile feel of Classic Typewriters ($350-$600). Hailing from companies such as Corona, Olympia, Royal, and Olivetti, this collection of tools from the last century might be just the thing to get you past your writer's block — or to add a little analog charm to a tech-heavy home office.
Got a gadget that needs fixed, a handle that's rubbing you the wrong way, or just an urge to play with the adult equivalent of Play-doh? Get yourself some Sugru ($10-$20). This modeling clay/super glue/alien symbiote forms a lasting bond between a variety of materials, and cures to a tough silicone overnight, making it weatherproof, flexible, and generally indestructible. If only we could say the same about our gadgets.
If you're looking for a drive to use as a Time Machine backup for your Mac, what better enclosure could you find than an actual time machine? The Delorean Time Machine Hard Drive ($250) is a 1:18 scale replica of the iconic Delorean from Back to the Future, with details like working doors and hood, a Mr. Fusion reactor, and 1950's wheels + rims, plus a 500 GB Seagate hard drive buried inside. Let's just hope this time machine doesn't fall into the wrong hands, lest your private photo collection become the property of the Internets.