Finally……A Distraction-Free Cellphone With a Working Old-School Rotary Dial

The smartphone changed the world, but it wasn’t all for the better. Mobile devices are packed full of endless productivity-killing distractions, and the ability to actually make a phone call almost seems like an afterthought now. That’s why inventor Justine Haupt came up with an unorthodox solution: a mobile phone with a rotary dial. It made for simple hardware, which is the appeal of a mobile phone that uses similar technology. It provides no access to social networks, games, streaming services, or any of the digital distractions that make it hard to put down a smartphone once you’ve picked it up. However, make no mistake, the Rotary Un-Smartphone is 100% a fully-functional 4G LTE smartphone with most of the features you would expect from a modern cellphone, including the ability to receive basic text messages. It also has a mechanical power switch, a privacy-focused physical disconnect mechanism for the device’s microphone, a metal brass ringer bell so it sounds like an old school landline phone, and a SIM card slot, allowing it to be used with almost any carrier. It also comes with a USB-C charging port and a microSD slot, making it easier to load a contact list. The Rotary Un-Smartphone comes in five suitably retro colors: white, beige, seafoam, atomic hotline red, and black. The only downside is the cost — $390, which makes it more expensive than most smartphones.