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Binatone The Brick
9.1 out of 10

Binatone The Brick

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Overall 7
7.0

Binatone Brick (Unlocked)

PC Magazine
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: This retro-look mobile phone is silly, fun, and occasionally useful. It's a Bluetooth handset for your actual cell phone, but also works as a simple 2G GSM phone on AT&T and T-Mobile.
  • Pros: Eternal battery life. Radio and flashlight. Doubles as a Bluetooth headset.
  • Cons: Rocky voice quality. Painful interface.
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Overall 6
6.0

Binatone The Brick

Channel5
24 June 2014
  • Summary: Binatone’s The Brick is a fun blast from the past and a reminder of just how far we’ve come that retro hipsters will love. But all the laughs to be had from doing the same Dom Joly impressions over and over again don’t outweigh the high cost - fifty whole quid - of having something so utterly...
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Overall 5
5.0

Binatone Brick review

wired.co.uk
6 November 2014
  • Conclusion: It's a bit of a daft gimmick, but not without charm, and at least you can actually use it as an accessory to your real phone. Keep it on your desk or at home and tuck it into your neck for those long phone conversations -- who needs a Bluetooth headset?
  • Pros: Interesting retro chic, use as Bluetooth handset or an actual mobile phone, lightweight, outrageous battery life
  • Cons: Looks ridiculous TBH, can't add additional games
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

The Gadget Show
24 June 2014
  • Summary: The basics The Brick. At the very least, we can’t fault Binatone for being upfront in its marketing: this retro mobile phone is what it says it is on the tin. It’s a giant lump of a ‘mobile’ telephone inspired by the old Dynatacs and brief-case sized handsets of the 80s and early 90s, released just...
  • Pros: Even if you’ve desperately been trying to forget what phones used to look like, you have to hand it to Binatone: it’s a well executed joke. It feels just like those legendary handsets salesmen used to lug around decades ago, and holding this sturdily built prank to your face will elicit smiles fr...
  • Cons: It sort of goes without saying, but er, The Brick really is very, very big, even in today’s phablet era. As fun as it is to make a fool of yourself handling a call with one in public, or using it to answer calls at your desk like you’re in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street - the original one - you reall...
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Expert Review

How To Spend It
21 December 2013
  • Summary: Yes, this really is a 1991-style phone for today, and it works and is (mostly) a joke. So for silliness purposes, it can stand alone or connect by Bluetooth to your real phone. It does have a serious point, which is that something has to fill all that space: a battery.
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