The Brick is Back! Our homage to this beloved 80's icon easily works with Iphones, Andriods and any Bluetooth enabled cell phone.
Techcrunch.com "You can whip this baby out in line while you write a check out for your PC, modem, and MS-DOS 3.0 purchases."
Wired.com "...we spot a product that reminds us the ’80s are back in force"
Thatslikewhoa.com "...up your retro-style coolness factor at the office, at home, or walking down the street"
Retrotogo.com "Be great to have on your desk, that's for sure."
Tecca.com "This most excellent piece of nostalgia..."
Trendhunter.com "It would definitely make a statement"
SheBytes.com "I love this concept"
Technutty.com "...real authentic look"
The Retro Brick Handset is a wireless bluetooth handset styled as a 1980’s “Brick” cellular phone. It is available in four color options: Classic White, Neon Blue, Neon Green, and Hot Pink.
Standing at an eye catching 13 inches tall, the Retro Brick is impressive on your desk, or a conversation starter when you use it walking down the street. It weighs much less than the original, so the Retro Brick is comfortable to hold and is a stylish substitute for your cell phone.
The Retro Brick makes and receives calls in high quality digital audio. A backlit keypad allows users to place calls directly from the handset. The built-in speakerphone allows users to talk hands free. An 8 character alphanumeric LED display allows for easy menu navigation and an authentic look.
We are so excited to bring you the Retro Brick Bluetooth Handset, and together, we can bring the brick back to its 80's glory!! Whether you use it as a home phone, desk toy or fashion accessory, we know you'll have a blast! We only need your help to take it to the final step, production. The Retro Brick Handset is a fully functional prototype. We have designed all the circuit boards, plastic components and written the code. The last ingredient is you.
Using the Bluetooth connection on your cellphone, the Retro Brick handset easily pairs with your Iphone, Android, or any Bluetooth compatible cellular phone.
The Retro Brick can also be used as a Voip Handset. This feature allows you to make Skype Calls Directly from the Retro Brick!
The speakerphone is a fun feature for those who enjoy the hands free experience. It has adjustable volume so you can have conversations in virtually any setting.
We have taken great care to design a high quality device. Using modern electronic design and expert mechanical engineering, the Retro Brick appeals to anyone who appreciates retro technology or making an amusing statement.
Choose from the many reward options on the right to get the Retro Brick Handset in your color of choice. Delivery in time for the holidays!!
- Alphanumeric Display.
- Voip Handset with your PC (Skype)*
- Speakerphone Function.
- Classic Ringtone.
- 30ft range (from paired cell phone).
- 20 Hours of Talk Time.
- Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery.
As the Retro Brick Handset is a fully functional prototype, we need your help to get it manufactured. We teamed with a US based sourcing company that specializes in manufacturing services for injection molding and electronics assembly for consumer devices in China. They are also providing us with on site quality assurance and logistics services.
About Shisa Labs
We are a husband and wife product development team with a love for fun technology and all things retro!
Vanessa Wright is an experienced product developer and former retail buyer. She has brought fun and useful products to the masses for years. With a proven track record of identifying trends in the marketplace, Vanessa has a keen eye on the future.
Yanir Hirshberg has been creating electronic products and taking them from idea to production for over three years. He has designed a wide array of products utilizing wireless technologies (Cellular, Bluetooth), mass storage (USB) and industrial monitoring/control. He has the experience, skills, and patience required to make the Retro Brick Bluetooth Handset a reality.
*Can I use the Retro Brick Handset with my Computer?
Yes! You computer must have built-in Bluetooth and support HSP.
Is the Battery Rechargeable?
Yes, via the supplied USB cable.
How long do the batteries last?
20 hours of talk time.
50 hours in standby.
Is Shipping Included?
US shipping is included. Add 15 dollars per handset for international shipping.
Yes! The Handset is FCC, CE, and IC certified. That means, it is certified for use in the US, Canada, EU, and EFTA Countries.
Yes you can!
Yes! It will work with Skype on your smart phone, tablet, and computer. The device must have Bluetooth capability that supports HSP mode.
pledged of $150,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 12, 2012.
Jul 13, 2012 - Aug 12, 2012
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Thank you very, very much! Every dollar helps us reach our goal! We can't wait to bring Retro Brick Handset to the people and you are making this possible! Enjoy an awesome sticker featuring the Shisa Labs Logo.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Thank you for your generous support! You will receive the sticker mentioned above as well as credit as a donor on our website.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You are totally awesome! You will receive a sticker, credit on our website, and a Shisa Labs Tee Shirt!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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82 backers Limited (18 of 100 left)
Super Early Adopter. The Early Birds will be the first to get the Classic White Retro Brick Handset along with bragging rights, double takes on the street and glorious eye candy on your desk!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $99 or more
The Classic White Retro Brick Handset. Add $15 for international shipping. Wow your friends and colleagues with this gorgeous homage to an 80's icon!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The Hot Pink Retro Brick Handset. Add $15 for international shipping. Some like it hot! This color is sure to cause shock and awe!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The Neon Green Retro Brick Handset. Add $15 for international shipping. An eye-catching punch of color to make your fashion statement on the street!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The Neon Blue Retro Brick Handset. Add $15 for international shipping. A jolt of color to enhance your style whether it's modern, retro or eclectic.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The Zack Pack. Get 10 Retro Brick Handsets in Classic White. Then, please ensue in hilarious hi-jinx with your friends. Add $150 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The Brat Pack. Get 10 Retro Brick Handsets in any combination of Neon Blue, Neon Green, or Hot Pink. Add $150 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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The Gekko Distributor Pack. Get 100 Retro Brick Handsets at major price in Classic White. Get in touch with the corporate raider inside of you. Add $1,500 for any color.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012