Check Out This Cellphone With a Rotary Dialer

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

In a world where smartphones are gateways to nearly anything you can imagine and constant distractions, Justine Haupt wanted a phone without distractions. That’s why she built the Rotary Cellphone. In place of a touchscreen it has a rotary dialer, a few buttons on the face of the device, and nothing else. On the back of the phone it has an e-ink display that can tell you caller information and history, like if you missed a call. Ms. Haupt shared the schematics and original design files so anyone can build a Rotary Cellphone of their own.

Check Out This Cellphone With a Rotary Dialer

Activ5: Fun Isometric Workouts (Almost) Anywhere

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac has been playing (actually, working out) with an Activ5 Portable Fitness Device from Activbody for the past few weeks and so far he’s impressed.

5 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Buying New Tech

· Andrew Orr · Link

David Nield wrote about five mistakes we all make when we buy new tech. It’s a good list to reflect upon when you’re in the market for new gadgets.

Prying open the packaging of your new gadget should fill you with excitement, not second thoughts. To avoid the sinking feeling that you have, once again, spent $80 on a device you don’t need, take note of these common pitfalls before you buy.

How Can You Not Love Clever Gadgets?

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac’s 261st Rants & Raves column asks: “How can you not love clever gadgets?” before he describes two of his newfound favorites.

Essential Gadgets for iPhone Photography

· Bob LeVitus · News

Gekkopod turns any stick into a selfie stick!

Dr. Mac has collected quite an assortment of photography-related gadgets he uses with his iPhone, all aimed at helping him capture the best possible image every time.