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Retro Cool | Meet THE BRICK Phone from Binatone

If you haven’t noticed, there’s been quite the resurgence of 80’s and 90’s inspired style hitting the market, not just in fashion and beauty, but in technology as well. One of our favorites of these retro tech products is the  BRICK Phone from Binatone. Although it features the cool nostalgic look of the 90’s, the BRICK is a very modern phone. It can be used either as a bluetooth handset for your smartphone or as a powerful mobile phone when you insert your own SIM card, making the BRICK a 2-in-1 device that makes an amazing emergency phone.

Here’s what we love about this retro phone: unlike today’s smartphones, the BRICK offers 14 hours of talk time and one month standby time (over 700 hours without the need for charging); it is Bluetooth compatible with iOS and Android phones, works with any 2G SIM card, boasts a large speaker and a micro SD slot that allows you to load and play your favorite music from your smartphone, gives you the capability to access your smartphone contacts, includes an FM radio, an LED flashlight, and some very cool retro games, including SNAKE

We recently read about a teen who feel asleep with her phone under her pillow, which of course proceeded to catch on fire. Because the BRICK has a bluetooth range of 33 ft, it can remain near you without overheating, while your smartphone is at a safe distance away from flammable fabric. The 2-in 1 original BRICK mobile with 1 month standby retails for $69.99 and can be purchased online at shop.meetthebrick.com.

Retro Chic – The VTech Retro Phone

We’re in a time where everyone is feeling nostalgic and seeks out products that remind us of a simpler time when life was more carefree whether it be retro clothing, shoes and accessories, home decor, etc. One of my favorite retro items falls under the latter category – to me there’s nothing sexier than a retro telephone and VTech has a great Retro Phone in its LS6195 model. I especially love the bold tangerine hue featured below. For those of who prefer a more subtle color, the VTech Retro Phone is also available in black, pearl white, light blue, and dark lux (burgundy).
VTech Retro Phone

Inspired by the classic corded rotary telephone, the VTech LS6195 Retro Phone fuses retro with modern touches. Some of its features include Caller ID/Call Waiting (stores 50 calls as well as 50 name and number phonebook directory), handset and base speakerphones and power-conserving technology for superior battery performance, digital answering system, a push-button, rotary-inspired keypad, and a cordless handset that rests face-down on the charger to maintain its classic rotary style.

vtech dialpad

The silhouette not only adds a chic design accent to any room, the size of the VTech Retro Phone also makes it unbelievably space friendly. Want to get one of those cool phones for yourself? It’s your lucky day, the normally $69.95 phone is currently on sale for $54.95 plus with every purchase of this model, $2.00 is donated to the Make a Wish Foundation.