Monday, August 28, 2006

Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring, Super Retro Phone...



Now this is my kind of cellphone:
Commissioner Gordon, Batman’s lone friend on the Gotham police force, never had it so good. The Port-O-Rotary, which comes in red or black, holds a secret — and no, it does not turn on a signal in the Batcave. It’s an old desk phone that has been rewired to work as a cellphone, keeping the loud, clanging ringer.

The Port-O-Rotary, from Spark Fun Electronics, works with most G.S.M. networks, including those of T-Mobile and Cingular....

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The Port-O-Rotary weighs about two pounds and is available online only at www.sparkfun.com, where its creators have posted a play-by-play on how they morphed a 50-year-old phone model into a wireless wonder.
Okay, so it weighs two pounds and costs $400-500, but think how cool it would be to plunk down a clunky old-school phone wherever you are, and have it actually work.

No word on whether there's a belt clip for it yet...

2 comments:

David said...

So, would it be cool or what if you could flip the dial thing open, to reveal a computer screen. Is there a model that comes with a shoe phone?

Eli said...

Actually, I was thinking it would be really cool if it had a "voice" e-mail and web client that sounded like, say, Lily Tomlin's operator character ("Have I reached the party to whom I am e-mailing?"). Then I would have to get one for sure.