Ring ring

Bluetooth headsets make people look like idiots. Talking to thin air makes a man look crazy. Talking to your hand is only marginally better…

But that’s what these little ring things are going to do

It’s just a concept at this stage…

“The color rings are an accessory for cell phones that are inspired in the gestural language of the use of the phone. It is conceived as an extension of the hand, which makes their use a more natural one, and more comfortable and more attractive as well. The rings are thought to be either an electronic component, or a fashion accessory. They were designed to be worn in the thumb and pinkie fingers, and work as a microphone and headset, respectively. These, interconnected wirelessly with the phone, allow responding calls only by separating the fingers and speaking, using distance sensors between rings to activate the call.”

Via the design blog.

Lend me your ears

Those little Bluetooth headsets are the most annoying invention ever. You can’t tell if people are crazy babblers, talking to you, or on the phone. It’s a cause for confusion. And nice people don’t confuse their friends.

Nice people buy these phones so that everybody knows when they’re on their mobile phone…

The infamous Portable Rotary Phone is an original rotary phone that has been modified to be a cellular phone. The Port-O-Rotary has a functional rotary dial, rings the original, loud metallic bells when a call is received, and even has a dial tone!

Phone comes fully assembled and tested. All you have to do is open the phone, insert your SIM card, and turn the unit on! The unit will utilize your phone number and account minutes. The internal cellular module works within any country that has one of the 900MHz, 1800MHz, or 1900MHz cellular bands (90% of the world). The Port-O-Rotary is truly international with up to 15-digit dialing, auto-frequency selection, ‘+’ characters, and PIN # entry for pre-paid cards.

Sadly, it’s not quite as cool as the iPhone. But it’s close.

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