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For Haters of the 'Califronia Hands Free Law'

 - Jul 2, 2008
References: sparkfun & blog.makezine
My article about the California hands free law (HERE) had me searching the net for retro car phones... and then I found this! It's a portable rotary phone that's fully functional as a mobile phone. It works with your SIM card, so you can even keep your phone number. 1-800-Awesome!

TrendHunter actually broke the news about this phone in 2006, but the price tag is now $300 lower.

The phone runs for $200 over at Sparkfun, although if you want it in red, you'll have to pay a $100 premium. Sparkfun describes the phone. "The infamous Portable Rotary Phone is an original rotary phone that has been modified to be a cellular phone. The Port-O-Rotary has a functional rotary dial, rings the original, loud metallic bells when a call is received, and even has a dial tone!"

Note that there's a discount if you buy 100 or more, so maybe you can get your holliday shopping done early...

Just make sure to save enough money for your tickets when the 'hands free law' cops come to bust your ass for being awesome.


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