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If you hold the old style rotary dial telephones in particularly warm regard, or if you’re looking for a traditionally styled phone to match, say, retro themed décor, this Portable Rotary Phone from SparkFun may well appeal – not least because under that decidedly retro styling this phone is far from yesteryear’s technology.

Boasting vintage appeal, the Portable Rotary Phone not only offers portability thanks to being powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery, but it also boasts Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to use it with your cell phone by simply pairing the devices.


Thankfully, however, we can confirm that the Portable Rotary Phone does still work as one would hope (the rotary dial is not mere decoration and the ring is authentic) which is good news as it would have been so easy to have gone overboard and introduced idiotic digital ringtones – which would, I think you’ll agree, have wholly ruined the appeal.

Proof that yesteryear styling and modern technology can truly compliment each other, the SparkFun Portable Rotary Phone will set you just under $250.

[Dvice | Technabob]

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