UN-SMARTPHONES from SKY'S EDGE
3G Rotary Cell Phone Partial Kit
Comes with just the stuff you can't otherwise buy
This started as a project that I posted on my personal website here. Why a rotary cellphone? Because in a finicky, annoying, touchscreen world of hyperconnected people using phones they have no control over or understanding of, I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal, and absolutely tactile, while also giving me an excuse for not texting. Here's a video.
The point isn't to be anachronistic. It's to show that it's possible to have a perfectly usable phone that goes as far from having a touchscreen as I can imagine, and which in some ways may actually be more functional. More functional how?
4G Rotary Cell Phone
Due to the surprising number of requests from people wanting their own rotary cellphone, I'm working on a much more refined "mark 2" version that should meet the highest expectations of usability and robustness. The initial offering will be as a complete easy-built kit, with a ready-built version coming in the future:
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "subscribe" in the heading for infrequent, short, to-the-point updates about the rotary cellphone project. Your email address will never be shared.