Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Now you can turn your iPhone into a retro mac

Capture.JPG

If you’re the kind of person who isn’t satisfied with simply showing off the telephone machine you’ve spent a minimum of £600 on, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are all sorts of faintly obnoxious accessories to be found online. But if a naff bejeweled bump case in the shape of a teddy bear isn’t for you, there’s always this quirky M4 stand from a design firm called elago – which can turn your bog-standard iPhone 6, 6S or 7 into a snazzy retro Apple monitor unit.

You too could be the envy of your friends still wistful for the past, with this big, beautiful, beige chunk of silicone, for instance if you want to settle down on a crowded train and make yourself look as bougie as possible.

The elago M4 iPhone stand is only the latest product on the market for people who want to be a bit smug about their mobile communications.

For instance, numerous companies make retro phone handsets you can plug into the headphone jack, so you too can look like you’re operating a rotary phone on the bus. For $295 (£230) you can get the Punkt MP01, which sends texts, makes calls and looks good at a premium price. Or, for a total purist, there’s John’s Phone, which won’t even let you send texts, and comes with an embedded notepad and pen to record people’s numbers. To you sir, just $100 (£78).

If you’re really desperate to show off, you can buy the things here, at the low price of just $35 (£27).

Related

Screen Shot 2017-04-18 at 16.34.48.png

You can now play vintage Macintosh games in your browser

_95685513_caochella.jpg

'Find my iPhone' led Coachella attendees to 100 stolen phones

apple-macbook-2016-nw-g04.jpg

Apple has patented a new laptop chassis which is powered by your phone

More

Fidget spinners might contain deadly levels of lead

Is your toy slowly poisoning you to death?

by Gary Ogden
02 Jun 2017

We might be about to get smartphones that charge fully in five minutes

An Israeli start-up claims it's going to go into production next year

by Tom Mendelsohn
15 May 2017

5 of the best fidget toys on the market right now

Tackle your knuckle cracking head on

by Matt Tate
10 May 2017

Some Italians have created a phone cover that also makes espresso

No, we don't know why either

by Tom Mendelsohn
08 May 2017

New app will rebalance the London rental market in favour of landlords

Finally, the capital's hard-up property owners will get their due with Rentberry

by Tom Mendelsohn
26 Apr 2017

This knife-toting robot playing stabby hand will make you nervous

I for one welcome our new robot overlords

by Tom Mendelsohn
25 Apr 2017

The best turntables of 2017

How the tables have turned

by David Cornish
20 Apr 2017

The Tamagotchi is back

Great news for fans of neglecting responsibilities and watching tiny creatures literally shit themselves to death!

by Emily Reynolds
11 Apr 2017

Self-healing smartphone screens could exist by 2020

Could it be curtains for shady smartphone repair stalls across Britain?

by Tom Mendelsohn
05 Apr 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is being released in less than a month

This is the Korean giant's first major new release since all that embarrassment with exploding Galaxy Note S7s...

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017