The styling of the iPhone 4, and now the iPhone 4S, has received a lot of praise over the past two years. It’s been described as “classic” and “retro.” In fact, Steve Jobs himself likened the handset’s design to that of a “beautiful, old Leica camera.”

But the folks at ThumbsUp! decided to create a case that would give the iPhone’s look a different kind of “classic, retro” feel. Introducing the 90’s Phone Case. The case turns your iPhone into a functional, albeit extremely bulky, flip phone…

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen ThumbsUp! try to take us back to the feature with an iPhone case. Last year the company unveiled the Mobile Phone Massif, an 80’s-inspired accessory that looked more suitable for Zach Morris than any modern-day hipster.

Just like its predecessor, the 90’s Phone case isn’t at all practical. It quadruples the size of your iPhone, making it almost un-pocketable, and it forces you to flip a cover open to use it. But for those of you who are interested in the case, it does have a working speaker lid and physical standby button.

The 90’s iPhone case isn’t available yet, but ThumbsUp! expects it to debut by the fall of this year for around $24.

What do you think of the 90’s Phone case?

[Gizmodo]

  • Badass

  • Cool concept; but i think if your going to make a case thats going to increase the size of the phone by this much you should at least make it practical with another battery within the case in order to recharge it at the flip of switch, as other cases have already done….or at least something like that. But again, it is a pretty cool concept!

    • Right? You could probably fit like 8 AA batteries back there.

  • Anti-thefts interest case lol

  • Anonymous

    I would ONLY be interested if this dang case quadrupled my battery life!!!

  • Anonymous

    “ThumbsUp! expects it to debut by the fall” … That’s a long time to wait only for it flop lol

  • Dan

    hard to believe anyone would actually use this

  • j.youngs

    I4siri gone public too

  • Jex

    we have to change our pocket sizes to fit

  • Anonymous

    Hey man. Having this thing on your phone wouldnt be such a bad idea when walking down the streets of down town Pittsburgh. People really get mugged for smart phones (I’m sure there after more than that)lol. Ridiculous.

  • Imahottguy

    Dude, this case is tits! Seriously, I love the idea of the an old school iPhone Flip. I remember my dad having the star tac way back when, monochrome black and green screen, good times…

  • emal bazger

    pretty nasty world.,,,,

  • HannahWak1

    DO WANT!