We featured it last month, with talk of it coming soon. Well, 'soon' has just come round and you can now be the envy of your friends by owning the Retro Brick Bluetooth handset.
Some of you might recall the Colombo home phones by ChauhanStudio in 2008. The Joe Colombo-inspired handsets were first featured on our Switched On Set site and went down a storm, not least over here too. Well, the same designers are back with new phones, this time playing with the mobile and producing the INQ Cloud Touch and INQ Cloud Q. Best of all? They'll be pretty cheap to buy.
Like the Colombo, the handsets are once again inspired by 1970s space age design, you can imagine either sat next to some period Artemide lighting and not looking out of place (if they had mobiles phone then, obviously). But these are very modern handsets with deep Facebook integration as soon as you switch on, Spotify integrated into the handsets (via a dedicated key) and the Android operating system, so you can access all the apps on the Google platform.
Yes, that is an iPhone in the picture, house in something called an iRetrofone Base, the work of Freeland Studios.
The iRetrofone Base is handmade, sculpted and casted one at a time from resin, which probably accounts for the waiting list for one – around two weeks before each is shipped. It is designed to be compatible with all iphones, offering you some good old-fashioned handset action in your home, rather than having to slap that touchscreen to your ear.
It can also charge and sync with a computer (if you throw a USB into the mix) and is available via the company’s Etsy site, priced at $195.
(via iPhone Savior)