The Digital Phone With the Rotary Dial

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Tue, Jun 28th, 2011 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Industrial Designer Richard Clarkson has combined the modernity of digital phones with the touch and feel of an old rotary, giving birth to a clunky steampunk monstrosity of incredible beauty. He calls it Rotary Mechanical.

As Clarkson begins to explain on his site:

The rotary mechanical smartphone is based on the idea of incorporating more feeling and life into our everyday digital objects. In modern times these objects have come to define us, but who and what defines these objects? Are we happy with generic rectangles of a touchscreen or do we want something with more tangibility, something with more life, something with more aura?

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