While restlessly waiting for our iPhone 5s, we decided that it was an appropriate time to pay tribute to cell phones past.
The year before Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1985, when the beloved iPhone wasn't but a twinkle in his eye, Motorola released the first cell phone ever. "The brick" — technically known as the DynaTAC 8000X — weighed 2 pounds and cost $3,995.
If you think that's insane, you should just check out its ads.
In honor of the sleek, lightweight, and nimble iPhone 5, here is a hilarious collection of 11 of the clunkiest vintage cell phones ever created.
The hilarious ad below warns viewers that, "eventually seeing people using cellular phones may seem as commonplace as someone checking time on an electronic watch." Crazy!
Unfortunately the DynaTAC only provided half an hour of talk for eight hours of standby.
Ad Age did the math, and the $799 portable phone would be worth $1,385.71 today.
Don't let the upbeat jingle fool you—the phone itself will definitely weigh you down.
The electronics store was obsessed with showing goofy older men bringing their phones to the golf course, lunch, or on their boat. If the seas get rough, it could serve as an anchor.
Watch the spot below:
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