So there I was, casually surfing the interwebs when there, on the page, was the perfect blend of high tech and retro style. It’s the Philco PC, styled after the Philco Predicta television of the late 50s. This was back when cars had those gorgeous tailfins and everything was streamlined with lots of shiny chrome, you had the feeling the designer really cared about making the right impression. Well, why not in a PC?
Dave Schultze of SchultzeWORKS, a California design studio, made these renderings that are perfectly doable, putting a PC into a 50s style retro housing like this would be child’s play, the problem would be constructing the housing itself along with the steampunk keyboard, though the keyboard would be fairly easy, the mouse, too, probably, but the rest would take a bit more skill to nail the look with the right materials, but who could resist if it was done right?
Schultz has apparently discussed the possibility of producing this with several manufacturers, to no avail, so it seems like it’s up to someone to just get down and do it. Admittedly, the market may be limited, it looks extremely cool, but how many would actually buy one? Well, there’s only one way to find out. Will someone take this rendering and turn it into a real life PC? Please?