The Circle Phone by designer Jin Le is a cell phone with rotary dial and only 3 buttons -- power, connect, and disconnect. I've got to say, there's something very satisfying about using a rotary phone, it's something about the sound they make when you dial. You just don't get that from today's new-fangled phones. You know what else you don't get from today's cell phones? The ability to dial with you genitals. Ah, phone sex. By the time I finally got the number right and was connected to my girlfriend I was ready to go. Sometimes her brother would answer, but it was okay -- he had a really high voice.
A few more pictures of the thing after the ring.
Circle Phone, Going Back To Simplicity [yankodesign]
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