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Rotary Mechanical Smartphone by Richard Clarkson
A combination of brass detailing with modern mobile technology sees a smartphone that caters to lovers of vintage revival and modern day functionality. We're not sure old fashioned rotary dials on smartphones are the future, but this steampunk guise does a marvellous job of disguising its techie undercoat. A combination of interchangeable brass dials, a true rotary dial and a button dial, coupled with electroplated copper and a lick of paint, completes its retro look. There's no mention of what lies beneath apart from a small screen at the back, which looks more Nokia circa 98 than iPhone. But if you love all things steampunk and miss the tactile satisfaction of the rotary dial, it's a winner. Shame it will probably never see the light of day.