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iRetroPhone Rotary Dial with Dock for iPhone


The more we look ahead to the future of technology, the more it seems we like to look back at past innovations with an utter sense of nostalgia. If you’re starting to feel the same way about your iPhone, then you may want to have a look at the iRetroPhone dock.

Available from USB Fever for $99.99, it’s a docking station for your iPhone that’s meant to mimic the experience you may have once had with an old rotary dial landline telephone. I remember having one of these at my grandma’s place, listening to that dial click-clack its way back with number entered. The iPhone gets an accompanying app to simulate that experience.

As for the dock itself, it will keep your iPhone charged and it can connect via the 3.5mm headset jack so that you can use the provided handset to complete the retro experience. I’d say that $100 is a little on the pricey side, given that you can probably pick up an old rotary phone from the thrift store for a few bucks, but there’s just something a little more hipster about having your rotary phone as an iPhone dock.

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A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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