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Retro Gadget Revivals

Innovating on the classic design of old fashioned rotary phones

Implications - Boomers are reliving their youth with new gadgets resembling old ones; some as spoof products, others as designer items. By bringing back iconic communications designs such as the rotary phone, older generations are warmer to the idea of switching to newer technologies like cell phones.
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Featured Examples

$500 Rotary Phone
$500 Rotary Phone
Works as a Tri-Band Mobile Phone
This retro rotary phone may look like the one your grandma has, but it works as a tri band portable phone that will work in almost any country. Just insert your SIM card and you're good to go. "This… MORE
Rotary Phone Watches
Rotary Phone Watches
The Zihotch Retro Phone Watch
This quaint piece of accessory is bound to get a lot of people talking ill about you behind your back. This is the Zihotch Retro Phone Watch made by Japan’s Maywadenki. Designed with a face that imitates… MORE
Vintage Handsets for Mobile Phones
Vintage Handsets for Mobile Phones
The company Zoviva launched his unique Retro Phone Pokia, a handset that works perfectly with any cell phone with 2.5mm universal style audio input. Also you can buy an adaptor if your mobile doesn’t… MORE
play_circle_filled Retro Phone Cars
Retro Phone Cars
Howard Davis's VW Beetle Mod
Howard Davis modified a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle to make it look like a large throwback phone on wheels. Originally, Davis created this phone car to promote his telephone business called Datel Communications.… MORE
play_circle_filled Rotary Phone iPhone App
Rotary Phone iPhone App
The iRetroPhone
The iRetroPhone application gives the ultra-modern iPhone an updated tweak. The app turns the touch-screen dialing interface into an interactive image of an old-fashioned rotary phone for old-school meets… MORE
Newstalgia Phones
Newstalgia Phones
The Silver Dreyfuss 500 Desk Phone
The Newstalgia concept is more glamorous than ever with items like this eclectic spin phone reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s. The Silver Dreyfuss 500 desk phone and other retro styles from the Pedlars… MORE
Retro Phones
Retro Phones
160 Bucks For Your Grandma's Phone
It's 2007, people are communicating via mobile phones, emails, txt msgs and Skype; and we want things to be smaller, sleeker and easier to use, right? Right? Or..not. For the hefty price tag of around… MORE

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