1990s-Inspired Case Gives You The Flip iPhone That Apple Never Will

Last year, ThumbsUp! created an '80s iPhone case transforming your fancy Apple creation into the clunky bricks of that era. This year the company's back with a '90s iPhone case that instead gives it the flip-style functionality that none of us actually miss.

While I can't see someone using this for anything other than irony, I will give ThumbsUp! credit since the case -- designed to fit the iPhone 4 and 4S -- has a working speaker in the lid and an aerial that can be pushed to lock the phone. It should be available sometime in the fall for about $US24, sadly without the stylish belt clip that would certainly complete the '90s look. [Toys n' Playthings via Chip Chick]


    "the flip-style functionality that none of us actually miss."

    I miss it.

      I have very fond memories of my lil' Nokia 2650:
      The clamshell form factor is awesome for a featurephone because it's a distinctive little pebble in your bag, and a really comfortable handset in your hand.

      Totally unsuited to turning the massive smartphones of today into a flip style, but it has its advantages.

    “the flip-style functionality that none of us actually miss.”

    None of us actualy miss untill you drop your phone, and like the toast, it always falls screen side down and you have to fork out for a new screen.

    I miss my flip phones... T720i, V3i, V9

    How long until we get a dual screen flip phone?

      About the same time Apple threats to sue over your comment, has it removed from the site. Then it'll be announced the next day at an Apple convention as a "brilliant-revolutionary new idea that changes the phone"

    Handy to protect that screen too, it's true.

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