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  • The iPhone Kicks it Old School with Retro Dock



    It may be the eve of the iPad's release and the dawn of a new computing era, but that doesn't mean that some aspects of old school technology are going to remain permanently brushed beneath the telecommunications rug. Case in point: the new retro iPhone dock from Korea's Kee Utility Inc. As the above picture illustrates, the dock invokes images of a time when the typical phone wasn't... well, quite so mobile.

    Momentarily pausing our obsession with the sleek touch-screen user interfaces that now dominate the mobile phone landscape, the Desk Phone Dock fills the void (for some anyway) left by the near total obliteration of all things analog. The dock even serves up an old fashion cord to create that vintage feel. As far as I can tell, the only thing missing is the old rotary dialing mechanism. That would have really pleased the grandparents of America.

    But, alas, contemporary technologies still litter this new dock, no matter how deceiving its old school look and feel may be. The dock, for example, recharges your iPhone, syncs it with your computer, and serves up a variety of other neat features, like speakerphone, and USB & AC power dual sources. Ostensibly, however, the device aims to achieve more than just a retro look for your handset. In fact, the manufacturer hopes that the ability to transform your mobile handset into your desktop office or home phone will help clear away the clutter of multiple phones and, consequently, make your iPhone more of an all-purpose device than it's ever been before.

    What's this little beauty cost? No pricing data has been made available yet for what's billed as "your one and only integrated wired desk phone in your office or home environment." To check out the gallery and specs, mosey on over to Desk Phone Dock and hop on the retro bandwagon.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: The iPhone Kicks it Old School with Retro Dock started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 20 Comments
    1. soulthoughts's Avatar
      soulthoughts -
      That's actually kind of cool.
    1. DontBplayaHaten's Avatar
      DontBplayaHaten -
      I want this but have no use for it ..
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by soulthoughts View Post
      That's actually kind of useless.
      fixed*
    1. xdz's Avatar
      xdz -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      fixed*
      May be useless, but I imagine could really give you a sense of "the ole days" as well as looking cool on your office table.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xdz View Post
      May be useless, but I imagine could really give you a sense of "the ole days" as well as looking cool on your office table.
      yeah, sometimes i like to cut off the water flow to my house, and i bury my poo in the backyard, it's great fun
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      interesting...
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I like that. Perfect for working from home.
    1. Success.Is.Sweet's Avatar
      Success.Is.Sweet -
      Quote Originally Posted by Messany View Post
      It may be the eve of the iPad's release and the dawn of a new computing era
      Thanks, I needed a good laugh today.
    1. rickybobby's Avatar
      rickybobby -
      awesome
    1. thinknoffcenter's Avatar
      thinknoffcenter -
      It would be usefull to keep your phone screen clean of skin oil, and maybe keep my iphones metal trim ring from ripping whiskers out of my face!!!lol
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      @Lolcats: I thought I was the only one!!
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Imahottguy View Post
      @Lolcats: I thought I was the only one!!
      nope dude we're out there. just sign up to the mii forum: poo burriers united, we're there for you bro
    1. Vathgol's Avatar
      Vathgol -
      I dont why I like this... but I really like this... Why would I want to put my iphone in this dock and when the phone rings answer it... What happened to just keeping my headset in and the touching the "answer" button....

      yea thats what I kept telling myself, but this somehow keeps standing out and has a really cool contemporary look to it..

      Why do I like it?
    1. brianlg's Avatar
      brianlg -
      thats sick
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      For some reason, i like it.
    1. socalrailroader's Avatar
      socalrailroader -
      Pleased the grandparents? Come on, I'm 38 and grew up with 2 rotaries in our house in the 70's and 80's, in fact, we didn't even go touch tone until 1990.
    1. Riviera's Avatar
      Riviera -
      I love it. I am gonna buy it when it's available.
    1. torturedsoul802's Avatar
      torturedsoul802 -
      My immediate reaction is to get one of these, download one of the rotary phone apps, and bask in retro goodness.
    1. adeel.rajwani's Avatar
      adeel.rajwani -
      this looks cool
    1. iphonemannn1's Avatar
      iphonemannn1 -
      dats cool