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Steampunked Mobile by Arthur Schmitt

By: Going Like Sixty - Published:   Updated: Jun 1 2011 • References: tart2000
Trend Hunter introduced me to steampunk design. I don't own a cell phone, but this may push the Luddite aside and make me advance into the Jules Verne era.

I love that this phone has no digital display and no keyboard. To make a phone call, you have to know how to put code on a punch card, then insert the card. Kewl.

Implications - The over-mechanized status of today's tech-obsessed society has resulted in a large portion of consumers longing for a taste of the past. As a result, modern products with an antique feel appeal to a specific type of consumer who is overwhelmed by the rapdily growing technology industry and wishes to take a step back.

Stats for Punch-Card Cell Phones Trending: Older & Mild
Traction: 7,115 clicks in 311 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Punch-Card Cell Phones
Related: 83 examples / 64 photos
Segment: Females, 18-55
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