So, you know how we’ve kinda reached a plateau with mobile phones? Surely you’ve heard people saying that new handsets don’t have the same “wow” factor that they once had?
Well there’s something new. Something that’ll replace your flashy iPhone 5s or your Samsung Galaxy S4. You’re going to want to flush those things down the toilet in a minute because this… this is going to change everything. Honestly, your iPhone is like a block of wood compared to this thing. This is the single greatest phone ever. It’ll spin the world backwards with its’ greatness …….. and it costs a mere 50 quid.
It is…. THE BRICK. Da-da-DAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Designed by Binatone, when it rings you can hear the 1980′s calling (joking), because it’s an 80′s style mobile phone. Not only that, but it includes that retro mobile game – Snake!
Snake! It’s got S N A K E !
You can use it two different ways, either by connecting it to your existing mobile phone via Bluetooth or you can whack a SIM card in a use it as your main phone. Oh yeah! 2G action, all the way and it’s got a torch too. This. Just. Rocks.
It doesn’t weigh anywhere near as much as those original handsets, it’s just 206 grams and even has a microSD card slot so that you can pipe out some tunes via the speaker. The best bit? The battery lasts for ONE WHOLE MONTH!!
This, my friends, is innovation. If we can’t go any further forwards, let’s go back. It’s got an aerial… an actual aerial. None of this retractable rubbish – that daft 90′s tech has no place in these parts. An aerial… an actual aerial. It’s all bringing a tear to my eye, it really is. Oh… I can’t cope… Here, have some pictures….
Get yourself down to Carphone Warehouse to bag one exclusively (for the next two weeks, then it’s available elsewhere). Get one, take it home, then put one of those VHS tapes into the video recorder, rewind the tape, then submerge yourself in the 80′s…
It’s big, it’s bulky and its battery lasts for a month
LONDON, 24 th October 2013 – The Brick, a 80s style retro mobile phone designed by Binatone, is available from today exclusively at Carphone Warehouse*, in selected stores and online at www.carphonewarehouse.com.
Available for £50, The Brick can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth and used as a funky accessory to make and receive calls and text messages, even when your smartphone is tucked snugly away in your bag. Or, simply insert a SIM card and use your big and bulky Brick as a 80s throwback alternative to your modern handset.
The Brick may be retro in appearance but does offer several upgrades on the original 80s mobile phone, including 2G, a built in LED torch and colour screen. It can also be used as a loudspeaker with a Micro SD slot for your music collection, perfect for pumping out those old-school favourite tunes. The Brick is surprisingly lighter than its older counterparts, coming in at 206 grams.
However, perhaps the number one reason to go out and get yourself a Brick is that it comes equipped with everyone’s original (and favourite) mobile game – Snake –giving you a chance to recapture your lost and carefree youth by brightening up a dull morning commute to work.
With a standby battery life of up to one month, ‘The Brick’ will keep going as long as you do.
The Brick is available exclusively* in selected Carphone Warehouse stores and online at www.carphonewarehouse.com for £50.
* The Brick will be exclusive to Carphone Warehouse for the first two weeks of sale
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