Cell Phone Technology In 1996 Was Stone Age, Brick-Shaped Ugly

Before you start complaining about a force closed app on Android or a missing feature on iOS, give yourself a huge reality check by looking at the above image snagged from a September 1996 Best Buy flyer.

Those monstrosities were the "modern" cell phones that weighted down our belts and burst our pockets. Unless of course, you were a fancy pants and had a slim Motorola StarTac. But for most of us, it's amazing how far we've come since those days. [imgur via The Consumerist]