Old is gold: as flip phones, vinyls and desktop PCs become hip again, 2015 could mark the year of retro-tech.
"We see a lot of people discovering retro-technologies – flip phones, we've got the BlackBerry Classic that just came out, people are buying vinyl albums again, the desktop PC is getting reinvented," Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst, Technalysis Research, told CNBC.
"It's going to be interesting to see some of these old retro technologies make a play again in 2015," he said.
As innovation in the form factor of tech devices slows, consumers are rediscovering old-school gadgets, said O'Donnell.
"If you look at tablets and smartphones, the two hottest categories we've had – what's next? There's this sense there's not a whole lot more, yet people are always looking for something new. So they are rediscovering older stuff as new," he said.