1. Michael Essany's Avatar



    In the last few months, we've seen no shortage of quirky, unorthodox, and bizarre iPhone, iPod, and iPad accessories that, while fun to read about, have little practical value. And, until now, most prototype accessories were only presented for our amusement in theory. This week, however, one such accessory was actually released and made available for purchase.

    For some reason that escapes understanding, there is a powerful preoccupation with many to turn their cutting-edge mobile phones and similar gadgets into devices that represent the technology of old. Case in point: iPhones and iPods modified to look like old-school rotary phones and pay telephones that altogether defeat the whole "mobile" aspect of contemporary mobile phones.

    Despite the annoying plethora of accessories that rewind the clock back a little farther than most forward-thinking gadget-gurus appreciate, there are no signs of this obsession subsiding. On Thursday, for example, we were introduced to the Moshi Moshi 01H handset that - while using Skype software - connects to the iPad and effectively morphs your tablet computer into a phone that might resemble what your grandparents - or great grandparents -still use as their primary means of communication.

    The Moshi Moshi 01H handset, designed by French designer David Turpin, is officially on sale for $29.99. Don't have an iPad? That's quite alright. The above handset will work just fine on your iPhone too.

    Anyone actually going to buy this thing? Even better... does anyone understand this veritable obsession with modifying iPhones and iPads into retro phones?

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    2010-04-17 09:33 PM
  2. DisneyRicky's Avatar
    Let's make out "New Technology" iPad/iPhone and make it old! Haha
    What calling app is that?
    Last edited by DisneyRicky; 2010-04-17 at 09:41 PM.
    2010-04-17 09:38 PM
  3. finalfantasy_lkta's Avatar
    Lol, but isnt it kinda weird to carry a nice ipad with that big red handset ? I'd rather have a bluetooth device stuck on my ear
    2010-04-17 09:39 PM
  4. iPhone3G[S]'s Avatar
    wow, this was posted over at TUAW like a week ago...

    why we rehashing crap? not even front page news worthy...

    and no source stated... again..
    2010-04-17 09:44 PM
  5. rhekt's Avatar
    [*laughing*] yes finally we'll stop hearing that the iPAd is an oversized iTouch....and hear that it is now an oversized iPhone

    ....looks fun to have around the house though. useless as it may be.
    Last edited by rhekt; 2010-04-17 at 10:11 PM.
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    2010-04-17 10:07 PM
  6. extremzocker's Avatar
    combining two super useless things that are also super bulky... yay

    (feel free to bash this post)
    2010-04-17 10:41 PM
  7. iphone8130hak's Avatar
    Wow
    Keithsta
    2010-04-17 11:28 PM
  8. flxj21's Avatar
    Reminds me of a simpler time!!!!
    2010-04-17 11:58 PM
  9. Zeal's Avatar
    combining two super useless things that are also super bulky... yay

    (feel free to bash this post)
    Thats what she said.
    EDM
    2010-04-17 11:58 PM
  10. zozodouce's Avatar
    ridiculous hahahaha.
    2010-04-18 12:18 AM
  11. Ruud's Avatar
    I want this in backpack configuration if possible
    So how's that JB stuff working out?
    I'm still trying to get my 1st gen. into dfu mode
    2010-04-18 12:46 AM
  12. symondavis's Avatar
    Let's make out "New Technology" iPad/iPhone and make it old! Haha
    What calling app is that?
    It's Skype, look at the bottom on the right, it clearly shows the Skype logo
    No signature spam or links... only warning

    My score = 1

    2010-04-18 01:03 AM
  13. riddick1224's Avatar
    That thing has been available at ThinkGeek :: Stuff for Smart Masses for awhile now.
    2010-04-18 02:06 AM
  14. iphone8130hak's Avatar
    How ridiculous would a person look walking around town with this
    Keithsta
    2010-04-18 02:18 AM
  15. mactwisted's Avatar
    if you have thirty bucks to spend on this, then do two things for me 1) help a child and 2) buy a cheap bluetooth headset with your change.

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    2010-04-18 02:40 AM
  16. mooritexxx's Avatar
    it looks dope
    2010-04-18 03:00 AM
  17. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
    Probably use that for home use. Is anyone who wants to use the iPad as a fax machine?
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
    2010-04-18 05:59 PM
  18. SchmilK's Avatar
    The thing to remember is how many gawking weird looks you will get while talking on a bright red retro phone while driving Thats the only reason I would enjoy it :P What would be better is make it wireless bluetooth

    Next thing that I would like to see in the retro world...


    THIS as a bluetooth headset LMAO!!!!!
    2010-04-19 01:48 AM
  19. redcard's Avatar
    combining two super useless things that are also super bulky... yay

    (feel free to bash this post)
    It's easy to call it useless when you've never even seen one up close, or touched one.

    I have one right here. And you're wrong.
    To live, you have to lie
    2010-04-19 02:06 AM
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