Your Grandparents Will Love This Rotary Mobile Phone

Video: Tired of teaching your older family members how to use their smartphones every time you visit? Just do what YouTube's Mr Volt did and build a custom mobile phone out of aluminium, brass and wood with a working rotary dial that's reminiscent of the ancient land line phones introduced back in the 1920s.

The brick-like form factor and hefty weight of this prototype is sure to be comforting to your grandparents. And with an equally primitive feature set - including a tiny OLED display, an FM radio and enough memory to store one phone number - there's no chance your family members will get lost in menus, accidentally dial 000 or somehow factory reset this mobile phone.

[YouTube via JWZ]