Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Product: Retro 'Skype' Rotary Phone

Retro 'Skype' Phone built from an old Rotary Dial Phone

- Connects to your computer via USB
- Yellow device active LED
- Uses original handset speaker/microphone
- Phone is a 1950s-60s rotary dial office phone from Holland.

NOTE: Rotary dial does NOT work with Skype. For esthetic purposes only.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Prototype: MP3 Cane

Cane is made in the Philippines from tropical hardwood and inlaid with shell.
MP3 player is mounted to the end of the grip.

A production cane, which has a cutout in the cane to fit the MP3 player, will
be produced as soon as I have a chance to return to the islands.

I'll be taking the prototype out for a spin later today.
Should be fun :D

New Product: BT Handset Accessory - "Rip Cord"

Accessory for the Bluetooth Handset
"Rip Cord"

Non-functional but fun.

Plug in to the Bluetooth Handset to give it that
'just ripped from the telephone base' look.

New Product: Retro 'Skype' Touchtone Phone

Retro 'Skype' Phone built from an old Touchtone Phone

- Connects to your computer via USB
- Green device/call active LED
- Touchtone pad WORKS with Skype
- On hook (handset in cradle) disconnects call
- Uses original handset speaker/microphone

I Wonder What I Can Make Out Of This

Decisions, decisions.

New Product: Retro Bluetooth Handset w/Accessories

Retro Bluetooth Handset:

Just a regular touchtone phone handset - with bluetooth capabilities

Microphone end of handset, showing the recharging jack

Speaker end if the handset, with status LEDs and control buttons

Status LEDs - Yellow (Bottom): bluetooth status, Red (Top): charging status
Control buttons - left side: bluetooth function, right side: volume up/down

Recharging base - connects to computer via USB for power.
Touchtone pad non-functional.

Recharging base - recharging cord in storage (safe) position

Recharging base - with handset in cradle and recharging cable connected

Recharging Base - additional faceplate templates, made from 4x6 photos

Accessory: "Rip Cord". Non-functional, but when plugged into the handset,
gives the illusion that the phone has been ripped from the base

Accessory: "Rip Cord". Attached to the bluetooth handset