I remember that the first telephone I ever used was the one where you had to turn this round dial in order to call someone. Phones, both landline and mobile, have changed drastically in the past few decades, and they’ve become more compact and feature-filled with each new update and upgrade. The iPhone, which is currently one of the most popular smartphones in the market nowadays, is a perfect example of that. If you’ve ever wanted to use it as you would use a regular phone back in the old days, then there’s the iRetrofone Steampunk for that.
The iRetrofone Steampunk looks like an old telephone unit, but the only difference is that instead of the dial, there’s a slot where you can place your iPhone in. I’m a huge fan of everything that’s steampunk, so this iPhone handset definitely beats the iPhone Cordless Handset and Retro Phone Handset.
The iRetrofone Base is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset and complete compatibility with USB cable. Each individual iRetrofone is hand-sculpted and hand-cast in urethane resin. The iRetrofone base is made of heavy-duty, half-inch thick urethane resin creating a stable, functional work station that routes voice communications through the included handset. Designed to be compatible with all iPhone’s (iPhone 3G, 3GS & iPhone 4 & 4S), it accommodates sync and charge functions via a USB cable (not included). The iRetrofone base also helps eliminate concerns about radiation.
The iRetrofone Steampunk phone is available from Freeland Studios’ shop on Etsy for $350.