You gotta love the 1980s. In 1989, a gallon of gas was only 97 cents. Those were the days.

“Mobile” phones were huge in the ’80s. In fact, they were the largest they’ve ever been. Plastic shells, giant battery packs and long antennas probably come to mind. In the ’90s, phones started getting drastically thinner and more compact. In 2004, the Motorola RAZR shellshocked the mobile market and phones started getting super thin and light.

For those of us who like to feel nostalgic…

The “Mobile Phone Massif” aims at bringing the ’80s back to your iPhone. Here’s the official description,

“It was only a matter of time before BIG was BIG again. The Mobile Phone Massif bigs up the BIG mobile phone.”

The functionality of this case is practically none, but it’s worth a good chuckle. However, don’t think you’ll be able to fit this bad boy in your shirt pocket.

The Mobile Phone Massif will cost you $20.

Did you have a mobile phone in the ’80s? We’d love to hear some stories about your first experience with a mobile telephone.

[via RazorianFly]

  • AppleBits

    It was the true meaning of “brick”. If you’ve watched “Transformers”, you know what I’m talking about. haha

  • Sascha

    Well, there IS a grain of functionality: Shield against the death grip. Much more in style than the awkward bumper thingy that apple provided 😀

  • Jon Garrett

    the first cell phone I ever saw was about the size of a cinder block. it was carried around in a brief case !!

  • ytgh

    The antenna should be the sleep button

  • I didnt have a phone back then but had seen some phones. they were huge as big as a brick.s

  • Lerimer

    I was only 9 in 89 when my father had his brick cell phone. The battery was huge. You could practically jump start a car with it. Lol

  • BLiNK

    haha, where’s the cord going to the bag?

  • janne


  • Rombo Deadfish

    How many people actually had those $800.00 Motorola Hand Held Behemoths?

  • Chad

    In those days I was installing mobiles for a carrier. Burning NAMs was how we “programmed” them. I used to cut 3/4″ holes in the roof of expensive cars to mount antennas.

  • A buddy had one of the first mobile and I remember thinking that these cell phones will never be popular… but I was not right 😉