Two Minute Review – The 80’s Phone Case for the Apple iPhone

Do you miss the 80’s? If so, you can get a cool phone case for your Apple iPhone that makes you think you are back there!

Here is the description of the 80’s Phone Case:

By today’s standards, you’d be forgiven for mistaking a 1980s mobile phone for, well, a house brick, but back in the day these chunky must-haves were the ultimate status symbol!
We’ve come along way in terms of streamlined modernity and fancy features since then, but the 80s mobile remains a design icon in its own right. And with this funky phone case, you can get the best of both worlds. Simply slot your iPhone into the custom-made holder and capture the look and feel of the 1980s ‘house brick’ without losing any of your 21st-century specs!

>> Compatible with both iPhone 3GS and 4
>> Combine the iconic look of an 80’s handset with the hi-tech specs of an iPhone
>> Also works as a vertical or horizontal stand for your handset
>> Offers protection against bumps and scratches
>> Fantastic novelty gift
>> Great prop for fancy dress parties

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Thumbs Up designs, develops and distributes the most innovative gifts, gadgets and toys on the market. The R&D team is famed for having a ‘no limits’ approach to product development and prides itself on its imagination, creativity and sheer unwillingness to accept the norm. Established in 2004, Thumbs Up has developed a reputation for selling high quality novelty gifts and exciting gadgets

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What’s in the Box?

Just the case is contained in the box/

Fitting the iPhone into the Case

As you can see, the case is significantly bigger than the iPhone – I remember these size phones, how did we ever carry and use these?

To fit the iPhone, you just slide off the back case and pop the phone in!

Then just slide the back case back on and you are done!


Final Thoughts

Wow – this really does make your iPhone HUGE! As I said earlier, how did we ever use phones that were this size, and in some cases even bigger!

This is an amusing little toy that you can take with you and use at parties, or if you just want to look retro (see, I said retro and not something else!!)

One thing to note – when the iPhone is in the case you can’t access the volume controls, the mute switch or the lock switch. But lets be honest, you are not going to be using it as your everyday phone case! Well, at least, I hope not!

The case supports all the current iPhone models and was fun to use – it certainly got a few strange looks when I pulled it out of my bag (you cant exactly pull it out of your pocket!)

The ‘80’s Phone is available in black with a SRP of £12.99, so it won’t break the bank, and is certainly good for a laugh.

We have only given it a 3/5 because it’s not something you will use every day, and it’s not really practical for normal everyday use, but it is fun, so don’t let that put you off!

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