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Severed Hand of Skywalker
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Feb 15, 2005, 03:07 PM
 

"Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"
     
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Feb 15, 2005, 03:42 PM
 
The blutooth one's pretty cool, as long as you don't mind be taken for a ragin maniac...

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Feb 15, 2005, 04:05 PM
 
It is a pretty cool idea. Of course, phones are made small now for a reason - it would be a real bitch carrying one of those around all the time! I'd say you could just use it in the car, but of course that's illegal over here now.
     
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Feb 15, 2005, 04:16 PM
 
I think they are all rather cool. Even if you just use it at home instead of a headset.

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Feb 15, 2005, 04:19 PM
 
I like how the top of the page says "retro phones of the future."
     
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Feb 15, 2005, 04:41 PM
 
I like the bluetooth one!

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turtle777
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Feb 15, 2005, 05:02 PM
 
Originally posted by ajprice:
I like the bluetooth one!
WTF is the BT module at the end of a cord ?
Must be the only corded BT EVAR !

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Feb 15, 2005, 05:25 PM
 
These things are cool. Get them down to $20 bucks and they have a sale.

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Feb 15, 2005, 06:00 PM
 
I love retro designs with new technology inside them. My wall mounted phone's speaker is like those above with a coiled cable. The only difference is it is push button instead of having a dial. The best part is the old fashioned bell!
     
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Feb 15, 2005, 11:20 PM
 
I can't decide if I want to buy an old 50's phone from eBay and try to replace the guts, or just to break down and buy a working replica. A restored bakelite phone would be cooler looking, but I have no idea how to get a rotary dialer to play nicely with touchtones.

...decisions, decisions...
     
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Feb 15, 2005, 11:23 PM
 
That's big!!!
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Feb 15, 2005, 11:49 PM
 
Originally posted by ringo:
I can't decide if I want to buy an old 50's phone from eBay and try to replace the guts, or just to break down and buy a working replica. A restored bakelite phone would be cooler looking, but I have no idea how to get a rotary dialer to play nicely with touchtones.

...decisions, decisions...
working replica imo.
http://www.mafia-designs.com
     
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Feb 16, 2005, 02:18 AM
 
A friend of mine did this for his Sagem MyX-5 phone some time ago. He picked up this ancient phone, cut off the cord, then picked up his Sagem hands-free set and cut the cord, put the correct wires together and voila.

Then he got the whole set into his back pack and went to the university. Someone called him and he takes out this fully functional WWII era phone. Pretty funny stuff.
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