Thursday, December 23, 2004

Vintage phone accessories

"Our aim is to provide you with the ultimate vintage accessories for your mobile. The BRICKIA, DESKIA and POKIA all plug into your mobile and work as a headset (although hardly hands free)."

Generally attributed to the inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the first phone was built in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1876. However, an Italian inventor Antonio Meucci is said to have invented the device in 1849, and in September 2001, Meucci was officially credited by the US Congress with the invention of the telephone, instead of Alexander Graham Bell.

Other sources say Philip Reis invented it in 1860, but due to a false translation of the German word "Telephon" his invention was considered only the predecessor of Bell's.
Seen at Boing Boing