iRetrofone

For all you wielding an iPhone I have a special treat for you tonight. As usual, I was perusing the limitless halls of handmade goodness on Etsy, and I happened to come across this iPhone dock: the iRetrophone.

This phone dock by Scott Freeland is a fully-functional, stationary iPhone dock with working handset and complete compatibility with USB cable, which is rather cool. It’s USB cable hookups allows for charging and syncing to your computer while it is resting in the iRetrophone dock. It comes in three different colors, bronze, copper, and nickel. It is compatible with all iPhones including the iPhone 4, but for all the negative press I’ve been hearing about it, I can’t help but wonder why you’d buy one at all.

The only downside to this phone dock, aside from the price, is that it is unlikely to fit some of the Steampunk modified iPhones, as it appears the nesting area for the phone is rather snug.

Antique Telephones

I realize that the concept of a land line in the age of cell phones is quickly becoming a thing of the past. For those of you who still have a land line, however, I’ve got quite the treat for you!

I found these two antique replica telephones on Amazon, and they are positively gorgeous. They are certain to fit with the decor of any Steampunk inspired home with grace.

These phones are lovely. They feature touch a tone number pads rather than a rotor dial to allow for you to navigate today’s pesky automated call-answering systems that today’s corporations love to force us to experience. Despite these modifications, these phones still stand at the crossroads of beauty and functionality, just as everything a Steampunk loves should!