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35 Old School Phone Finds

From Retro Canvas Cases to Literary Power Sources

— June 2, 2012 — Tech
Smartphones have changed the way people understand communication, and with their popularity there has been a mass improvement upon their technology. Though this often lends itself to a great deal of futuristic creations, these old school phone finds lend a friendly reminder to why simple is sometimes better.

Undeniably charming, these throwback phone creations are as covetable as cutting-edge products. Often taking the best parts of old technology, these have a stronger cultural connection to the consumer than newer models given that there is a story behind them. Gaming-inspired designs tend to be particularly popular within this development, creating looks that are often highly recognizable and ever popular.

These new school meets old school mash-ups are a fun and nostalgic way to approach increasingly modern technology. Some things never go away, and these prove that there is often a good reason why.
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Activity
Freshness
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Tweeting Rotary Phones
Tweeting Rotary Phones
The Tweephone by UP Digital Bureau and Unteleported Tech Agency
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Pedal-Powered Phone Chargers
Pedal-Powered Phone Chargers
The K-TOR Power Box Keeps You and Your Gadget Alive
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Melting Retro Phone Ads
Melting Retro Phone Ads
The Citoren DS3 Wants to Kill the Love of Retro
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Retro Tablet Gaming Controllers
Retro Tablet Gaming Controllers
The iCade 8-Bitty Turns the iPad Into an NES
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Vintage Mobile Image Publishers
Vintage Mobile Image Publishers
Instagram Photo Prints Brings Smartphone Pictures to Life
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Literary Power Sources
Literary Power Sources
The Book Chargers Allow You to Read and Recharge in One
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Revamped Retro Stereos
Revamped Retro Stereos
The Koss Porta Pro KTC Headphones Look Like a New Type of Headgear
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Playful Mobile Jewelry
Playful Mobile Jewelry
Carl Burdick Designs Bluetooth Headset as Retro Phone
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Iconic Figure Mobile Protectors
Iconic Figure Mobile Protectors
The Chuck Norris Smartphone Cases are Hilarious
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Revived Retro Handhelds
Revived Retro Handhelds
The Neo Geo Portable Device Marks the Triumphant Return of SNK
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25
Vintage iDevice Drivers
Vintage iDevice Drivers
The Wooden Golf Club iPhone Dock is a Sporting Throwback from the 1930s
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24
Roaring Twenties Mobile Phones
Roaring Twenties Mobile Phones
Adam Ben-Dror's Cordless Candlestick is the Ultimate in Retro
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Hefty Vintage Phones
Hefty Vintage Phones
The Ediphone Concept Brings Us Back to a Simpler Time
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Bricked Smartphone Covers
Bricked Smartphone Covers
The iPhone Brick Case is Designed Squishy and Sturdy
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21
Salt Shaker Speakers
Salt Shaker Speakers
The Muse Mini is Convenient Small for Easy Portability
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20
Retro Phones
Retro Phones
160 Bucks For Your Grandma's Phone
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Old School Phone Holders
Old School Phone Holders
This Retro iPhone Phone Dock is a Blast From the Past
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18
Smartphone Gaming Grapplers
Smartphone Gaming Grapplers
Tunewear GameHandle 2 Makes Mobiles More Comfortable for Gamers
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17
Retro Phone Cars
Retro Phone Cars
Howard Davis's VW Beetle Mod
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16
Retro Camera Accessories
Retro Camera Accessories
The Popa iPhone Attachment Combines Old School with Modern
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15
Retro Smartphone Acoustics
Retro Smartphone Acoustics
Bang & Olufsen's Airplay Speaker is Made for the Apple iPhone
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14
Landline Phone Revivals
Landline Phone Revivals
Retro PC Plug-Ins
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13
Vintage Handsets for Mobile Phones
Vintage Handsets for Mobile Phones
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12
Bottle Cap Sun Illuminators
Bottle Cap Sun Illuminators
The 'WakaWaka' Solar Lamp Provides a Day of Light on a Single Charge
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11
Rainbow Toy-Inspired Skins
Rainbow Toy-Inspired Skins
The Block iPhone Case is a Functional Play on a Retro Design
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10
Recycling Retro Phones
Recycling Retro Phones
ReCellular Donates $50 for Recylcing Ancient Phones
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9
Handset Smarphone Docks
Handset Smarphone Docks
Talk Comfortably & Charge Batteries With the iFusion iPhone Dock
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8
Cardboard Smartphone Speakers
Cardboard Smartphone Speakers
The Eco Amp Amplifies Sound in a Natural and Eco-Friendly Manner
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7
80s Style Phones Hot Again
80s Style Phones Hot Again
Mini Brick Cell Phone
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6
Retro Canvas Cases
Retro Canvas Cases
The Love Energizer iPhone Cover is Old-School
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5
Rotary Phone Watches
Rotary Phone Watches
The Zihotch Retro Phone Watch
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4
DIY Retro Phone Revamps
DIY Retro Phone Revamps
Turn Your Old Rotary Telephone Into a Lamp
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3
Retro Digital Workstations
Retro Digital Workstations
Old Time Computer Releases Vintage-Themed Apple Product Attachments
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2
Faux Brick Phones
Faux Brick Phones
Carry Your New Mobile Like Your Old School Cell Phone
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1
DIY Paper Speakers
DIY Paper Speakers
The Plywood iVictrola Design for iPhones is a Fun Project
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