From DIY Retro Phone Revamps to Classic Watch Phones

 - Jun 17, 2011
If you prefer your newfangled gadgets to be a bit behind the times, then you're definitely going to love all of these rocking rotary gadgets. The rotary telephone has been obsolete for a long time, but that hasn't stopped designers from adding a rotary wheel to a slew of modern gadgets.

Most of these rocking rotary gadgets are actual rotary phones that have been resurrected to fit the needs of a more mobile generation. A handful of these designs are concepts, like the rotary phone watch that opens to reveal a display screen on top and a rotary wheel on bottom. While I doubt the rotary telephone will ever supplant the mighty touchscreen, it is nice to see old technology making a comeback.