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Binatone brings back the 1980s with the Brick mobile phone

Brick

If you like the idea of wandering about town like an '80s yuppie, you might want to invest in The Brick by Binatone.

It's a modern-day reworking of the '80s brick phone, with the look of the era, but the functionality of later times. Use it as a mobile on its own by slipping in a SIM card or use it with your modern-day phone as a Bluetooth extension with access to your contacts, music and call log. Works both ways.

It works alongside Apple or Android smartphones as a secondary handset and also offers up to 14 hours talk time (plus one month standby), as well as a 'loud' speaker, a micro-SD slot, retro ringtones and games, including Snake. It even doubles up as a torch if you find yourself in a dark place.

The monochrome Brick will be available for a limited time only from Carphone Warehouse from November, priced at £49.99.