On first glance, one might think today’s “DIY Goods, Gadgets, and Gizmos” product is a designer prop, a chotchki, or a decorative vintage “touch” you might place on a living room shelf, a guestroom side table, or office (hmmmm…note to self: recycle that stack of Pottery Barn catalogs!). In fact, it is a real functioning phone, compatible with Droids, Samsung Fascinata Galaxy, and iPhones, and uses bluetooth technology to boot!
According to artist Scott Freeland, of Freeland Studios, “The iRetrofone is a fully-functional, stationary base with working handset. 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 bluetooth handset.” Recently featured on The Nate Berkus Show, this groovy gizmo will definitely have more than the person on the other end of the receiver talking!
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Where to purchase? Visit freelandstudios.com. Each phone is custom designed and ranges in price from $195 to $350.