This isn't the only way to recreate the feeling of talking on an old clunky landline handset with your iPhone, but this overpriced $45 creation from hipster factory Urban Outfitters is certainly the most ridiculous.
The Mofone case is quite literally just an old landline handset attached to an iPhone case. Once your iPhone is inserted you still have to hold it up to your head to make calls—there's no Bluetooth or even corded functionality here. The only difference is that you now have something more substantial to hold onto.
The cases were originally sold as unique one-off creations, but now that you can buy them
from Urban Outfitters for $45, I feel they've lost what little novelty or originality they once had. And whereas I would have probably just rolled my eyes had I seen someone using one in public, I now suspect I'll be filled with rage at their forced attempt to look hip. [Urban Outfitters via Chip Chick]
Update: The company behind the Mofone Phone Case reached out to us to clarify that their cases are still made individually by a team of artists, and are not produced en masse in a factory.