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  1.    #1  
    Check out what I made:
    http://www.livejournal.com/users/gthing/124382.html
    (It's a retro handset fitted to my treo)

    I have been wanting one for a while, but thinkgeek charges $30 for them, which is a rip off. I didn't even dawn on me to make my own until I saw an article about it today. If anyone else wnats to make one, go here:
    http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/205/47/

    And post some pictures of what you did!

    p.s. Anyone know of a program that will change the treo ringtone depending on if a headset is plugged in or not?
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    lol
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    That is friggen awesome,,, I love it....... Id paypal 10 bucks for a gag like that...... That would be hilarious
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    I made one for myself too! Exactly the same as yours (sorry, no pics).

    Reactions are great
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    The future of retro.
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    that sparkfun link is a great one too, but quite a bit more complicated than a simple solder job. I was thinking of just sticking the treo into the base of the phone somehow so it *looks* like it is the phone working on it's own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tem
    That is friggen awesome,,, I love it....... Id paypal 10 bucks for a gag like that...... That would be hilarious
    If you want to guy the BUY route over the BUILD route, I think thinkgeek.com still sells these, but it will set you back a bit more than $10.
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    How about the same thing with bluetooth. I would love to hear my Treo ring and whip out my wireless retro handset. Lots of room inside for a huge battery and maybe even an amplifier for noisy environments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sam-i-am
    If you want to guy the BUY route over the BUILD route, I think thinkgeek.com still sells these, but it will set you back a bit more than $10.
    It must be fate, just got a soldering tool for my birthday
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    I haven't used a standard telephone receiver is months. (I haven't used a regular phone in months as well.) Good to see, they still exist.

    Good job on the headset NASA needs you.
    iPhone 4S
    Former Treo & Storm Owner
    Cigar Lover
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    For bluetooth retro check out: http://www.hulger.com/

    But, hey, isn't the curly cord part of the fun?
  12.    #13  
    Quote Originally Posted by TBRunner
    For bluetooth retro check out: http://www.hulger.com/

    But, hey, isn't the curly cord part of the fun?
    Very cool, but very expensive also...

    I'm certain it would be quite easy to convert a BT headset into a retro handset for the cost of the BT headset. Anyone have an old one lying around?
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    Is the phones ringer still audible through the speaker? Have you incorporated a way to answer the phone, and hang up, without taking the phone out of your pocket?
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    These were first made about 5 years ago, under the name "Pokia", a play on Nokia (Google it).

    One major problem is to make sure the impedance of the speaker is matched to the driver circuits in the phone. I made one of these for an old Motorola phone about 3 years ago, and it blew the front end out of the phone. Very embarassing to try and get a replacement. I would imagine the same to be true for the microphone end too.

    Bottom line - use a digital multi-meter, check the impedance of the speaker and 'phone in the treo headset, and go find an old headset which matches that as closely as possible. Otherwise you might fry your phone.

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