Steam Punk Phone, Created for RPG Gamers

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There are times when we get sick of over-featured phones and we’d simply like a device that only includes keys, a decent battery and it can even lack the display, as the Hop-on handset does. In case you’re a fan of minimalist devices, you’re going to love the Steam Punk Phone, designed by Arthur Schmitt, Marek Bereza and Andy Broomfield for role playing gamers.

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You’re probably wondering why the phone looks like an old-school radio with an incorporated clock and where have its keys and display gone. Well, check this out: it seems that, in order to call someone, you’ll have to use paper punchcards, that get inserted in the handset. Those punchcards will include the contacts’ phone numbers, encoded in binary and they’ll be the size of average business cards.

Score one for the D & D fans!

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  • TJ Rieth

    This looks so cool. I would like to have some sort of light or display to let me know its on.

  • Thanks for showing this.
    To answer to the last post, it has a little light (just under the battery dial and on the right of the button). The light indicates when it s actually doing something. like calling etc.
    I have to say I designed it along with Marek Bereza (www.mrkbrz.com) and Andy Broomfield.
    For more examples of my work, please visit http://www.tart2000.com

  • TJ Rieth

    I see. I would love to own a phone like this and I have to say that your other works are cool as well.

  • BARDOCK

    Any chance you would be willing to sell or make one? I’d be willing to pay for costs and time.
    Please send an e-mail if you would be interested in considering, Thanks.

  • Sean Lijek

    Will this phone ever be sold?