|Modern Only Sonic Electronics
Either with batteries or electricity, these Sonic items can entertain. This page showcases ONLY modern style electronics. The other pages have a mixture, but this page is all about current things with post-Sonic Adventure styles or themes. This page also includes electronics accessories, like game cases, skins or special styluses. For interesting Sonic electronics or stuff to make your items cooler with Sonic style, this is the page to see.
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|A phone case just for Halloween?
It seems a little specific, but it is specifically-spooky! This art is all done in black, orange & grayish blue with under-lighting for a spooky effect. It has Sonic dressed as a vampire with 'bat type' cape, Tails as a furry 'monster' (look at his stuck-on eyebrows) & Knuckles is a fun pirate with jack o'lantern candy bucket. In the background Eggman is creeping along, Metal Sonic is lurking & a giant egg robo type robot is all the way in the background with "mad science" type devices all around. At the bottom is an open old-fashion coffin for Sonic to be springing out of. It's a complicated & shadowy design.
What's actually scary about the case is the price, it's 35 dollars in the SegaShop, and has arrived for Halloween 2018. (Really though, why a spooky phone case? Are seasonal phone cases 'a thing'?)
|Here are 3 phone cases from the Sega Shop's "Color Shock" selection of items. In this themed collection, bright colors and textures are all around. The first has a sort of 'crinkly' or 'crystal' texture filling in a classic Sonic art. Chaos emeralds are scattered around on a pink background. The middle case is all white, but uses a geometric, blocky font to spell out "Emeralds are a girls' best friend"|
|which is technically a "secret Sonic" reference because there's nothing Sega or Sonic in the phrase. You'd have to know it was referencing the chaos emeralds. The last is all white as well, with a pink line art of classic Amy Rose taking up the entire case. This is likely a neo-classic line art.|
|As usual, these are all for whatever iphone is out in 2018/most common in 2018, and they all cost 35 dollars each because anything to do with those phones seems to always be maximum money for whatever reason.|
|Here are 2 Amy Rose Classic themed phone cases.
Each is available in the Sega Shop. But look at the holes for the camera...they're in vastly different places/sizes, and the blue one has some kind of button space edge? They both say they're for the iphone only, but which one? You'd have to be careful in selecting it for your phone since they're so different...and 28 dollars EACH when you find it. For a piece of plastic in a shape, 28 dollars seems expensive.
The first case is all matte pink, but has a 'polka dot' almost pattern of Amy faces. Some are a shiny sihloutte, with others have her line art details. The right side case is powder blue, with "AMY" spelled out in abstract/geometric font, with her head imposed over the 'a', to create a sort of design. They're both great for Amy Rose fans, though their price is a bit steep in 2018 / 2019.
|With more Sonic racing in the spotlight, of course NKOK comes right back out of the woodwork as well, with these new remote control cars.
For Team Sonic Racing, you can get Shadow in his Dark Speed car & Sonic in the Speed Star car. These are now 2.4 GHZ (the frequency that communicates from the remote to the car) which means you can race them against each other & they won't interfere with the signals.
Then, the new feature is 'turbo boost' which is likely that small switch or button in the middle of the controller. As is the standard, both cars have working headlights & do make noise.
|The character figures look the same or very similar to previous figures they've had in the cars which were (proven?) to be based on the Jazwares figures' heads & hands. These are in the Sega Shop online in 2019, but they should also be coming to stores as well thanks to the popularity of Team Sonic Racing. RC cars like this make a lot of sense, and they look good to collect / on shelves if you like the design of the vehicles from the game.|
|A first of a kind in 2019!
This is a real Sonic Smart-Watch. After the likes of the AppleWatch and others, Sonic gets a computer/watch combo type of device. It's made 'for kids', but of course, anyone can wear it and use it because it truly does have quite a few functions.
It has a little screen that you see here that displays the time and date, as a normal watch would. But, there are also 3 other 'wallpapers' of Sonic to select to use on the screen. There are also
10 Watch Faces to choose
Alarm for wake-up
Stop Watch Timer
3 Mini Games (are these Sonic games??)
|Selfie Front-Face Camera
USB Connector hole to get the items off the watch to your PC
And all for about 34.99 regular retail price. The box it comes in describes its functions with the little pictures on the sides. Here, you can see the manufacturers' photo & also what it'll look like at retail in it's plastic display box. It can be found at Walmart and possibly also ROSS in late summer/fall 2019. A very interesting item if it has any quality/lasting power to its electronics. If it is actually well made it is quite a bargain for everything you get & the decorative band makes it highly Sonic. Great for watch and accessory collectors too, at an affordable price.
|Now here's a look at something REALLY rare!
It's a Sonic X-Treme Stereo Cassette Player! (So, a portable walkman type tape music player with headphones) To make it even rare-er, it's here mint in the clamshell style package. Remember, Sonic X-Treme never came out as a game, but a few merchandise trickled through anyway--and it always had that 'neon line work' for Sonic doing something they think is 'xtreme'. In this case, it's him doing a trick on a snowboard.
You can see a few other xtreme branded things around on Gear, but because the game got cancelled, nearly none of it had a good release and the majority was canceled before it even came out. That's what makes an entire branded tape player even more unusual. The colors & design are very nearly 80s in their fashion...and the actual "Sonic" branding on it is very small...was this originally a generic item & they added a Sonic sticker & packaging? Did it have another element of design anywhere else? Is this a packaged prototype or did a few of these actually get out? This is a very rare and interesting item, so be sure to save the photo for yourself.
|Here is a new controller for 2020, seen here at Game Stop in the Fall.
This is a controller for the Switch, but it is shaped like the old Game Cube one. That's because the original Wii could use GC controllers, then so could the Wii U...and by that point everyone had continued liking the layout so well that the Switch adopted it too. Of course, originals would be too old by now, so here comes another with more buttons and a fun Sonic theme. It's blue (of course) and has a Sonic head symbol in the top/middle part. The buttons/joysticks all appear to be the original colors, though. The package is nicely Sonic themed as well. As you can see, it's about 25 dollars which is typical for an official controller. Photo by Taaron
|In fall/2020 the Sega Shop releases a "Graffiti theme" collection of items.
It includes this phone case which is as naturally over-priced as the only-Apple-type phones that it fits onto, at 35 dollars for a plastic item with specifically cut holes in it. Is it even for whatever apple-whatsis that's out now? Who knows, but look at the hole for the camera shape that's usually how to tell because they move it every single iteration to force everyone to buy new items because why not.
The case itself is quite busy with loads of color, overlap, slogans, splashes and more just everywhere. The main image is Sonic's fist holding a ring. You can find "Gotta go fast" and "Let's roll" plus "Game Over" and a larger slogan broken up by the camera hole that can't really be read. You can spot Sonic faces, Knuckles, Eggman, and maybe a part of Tails among the paint spatters and color shapes.
The case is certainly unique, the Sega Shop (or anyone really) never seemed to have produced something in this type of style. It's busy but colorful and nicely Sonic designed / the design doesn't feel like a sticker or 'phoned-in'. If you have this type of phone, it is an all right choice, if a tad pricey.
|An earbud for Knuckles fans!
Knuckles finally gets his own pair of wired earbuds. Don't lose the music when you use these....to hear Pumpkin Hill! The cord is red, the bud is black & they have a red ear bumper piece and a red disk with raised/cut rubber modern Knuckles face on it.
|The face has to be quite tiny to fit on there, but if you look closely it still has all the detail. These are by Bio World and appear in winter 2020. It's fun to have these as a solo Knuckles item.|
|This is an earphone or ear bud case. It's shaped like a classic forward-facing Sonic face, but the top of the head above the eye area flips up to store ear buds inside. It appears to be made out of that semi-soft matte rubber sometimes used for key chains. You can see the hinge on the right side where it would flip up. He is shown smiling, but it's a little difficult to see from the angle of the photo.
It is an ok idea as far as 'things that are Sonic's head, but shouldn't be', are concerned with ok execution. It's supposed to be for 2021, but it has not yet been found for sale anywhere. It might be a prototype photo / it is sure to be a factory photo.
|Now here is something that's pretty cool...
This is a first for Sonic, too! It is a Wireless Phone Charging Mat / Pad. Numskull has the classic license still, (you can use the site-search here on Gear to find more they've done) and has used it to create this actually quite stylish charging mat. It uses the Sonic 1 in a winged-ring title screen graphic for its design. It seems to be made of that 'flat, cut rubber' that often sturdy keychains are made of.
|This substance is wear-tolerant, captures detail really well, and always has a clean and tidy look. Having it cut to the exact shape of the wings, ring & banner give the charger a great and dynamic shape. The linterior lines (for his ears, etc) are cut-in textures that are present, they're just hard to see in the photo. This is a super classic looking item carried out with quality! Numskull really did a good job at choosing & creating this, but where is it sold?
Wireless charging is a newer fad where you don't have to plug the device in, because there's a special thing in there that can charge it up by just being touching/extremely near the special wire-free power source 'mat'. However, that means you can't actually pick the thing/phone/whatever you have up while it charges so while it does look fancy it is actually a bit less functional than a corded charger. Photo discovered by Taaron