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NeoRetro, the timeless telephone

NeoRetro original edition still available only on Ulule

About the project

update : NeoRetro is now available in France !

You can order it here : NeoRetro, the timeless telephone

Thank you for supporting NeoRetro !

 

NeoRetro is a universal homephone created by two of Orange's designers whose objective was to revisit the codes of the past and combine them with today’s technology, materials and functions.

By participating in the campaign, you express your interest for the NeoRetro telephone and you trigger its development. Also, you will be regularly and exclusively informed about its progress and you will be among the firsts to receive it.

 

NeoRetro is a universal homephone, which works with any conventional landline or your internet box. It will work in all countries of the European Union, the United States and Canada. It consists of a base station with a dial keypad, a main handset receiver and a secondary handset receiver. All three communicate wirelessly. Only the base station needs to be plugged into an electrical socket. 

Here are some essential details that make NeoRetro such a unique phone.

The secondary handset becomes a speaker once it is placed on a surface.

The main handset receiver can also be propped up between the ear and the shoulder, for greater comfort. It uses high quality materials, glossary finish, and its soft curves allow a perfect listening comfort.

The dial keypad takes a round shape and uses touch buttons.

NEW - Details on Neoretro simple installation

To allow you to find its perfect place in your home here are the NeoRetro's dimensions:

Orange's designers have carefully crafted and created the NeoRetro to offer you an intuitive and simple phone experience. Here are some sketches that are at the origin of the product.

 

The NeoRetro limited original edition available just for you, 30 days only!

The NeoRetro original edition is reserved for pre-ordering via our crowdfunding campaign on Ulule. The exclusive metal plate placed on the side of the NeoRetro and engraved with "Edition Originale -Paris" will symbolize the NeoRetro's uniqueness and will be a testament of your precious support for our project. 

 

Ultra Early Birds - limited to 200 copies

For 99 euros, be the first to receive the NeoRetro limited original edition.

At the end of the campaign, you will be able to track the product's development step by step, and to suggest your own ideas regarding accessories that could be associated to the NeoRetro further down the road, or on initiatives for the product's promotion and distribution.

The exclusive metal plate on the side of the NeoRetro will be numbered from 1 to 200 and it will be a testament of your precious support for our project as a Ultra Early Bird.

 

Very Early Birds - limited to 200 copies

For 99 euros, be the first to receive the NeoRetro original edition.

At the end of the campaign, you will be able to track the product's development step by step, and to suggest your own ideas regarding accessories that could be associated to the NeoRetro further down the road, or on initiatives for the product's promotion and distribution.

The exclusive metal plate placed on the side of the NeoRetro will be a testament of your precious support for our project during the pre-ordering campaign.

 

Early Birds

For 109 euros, be the first to receive the NeoRetro original edition

At the end of the campaign, you will be able to track the product's development step by step, and to suggest your own ideas regarding accessories that could be associated to the NeoRetro further down the road, or on initiatives for the product's promotion and distribution.

The exclusive metal plate placed on the side of the NeoRetro will be a testament of your precious support for our project during the pre-ordering campaign.

 

In the context of this campaign, NeoRetro original edition will be shipped to all countries of the European Union, the United States and Canada.

When you pre-order, Ulule automatically calculates the shipping costs based on your location: 9 euros for France, 19 euros for all other countries.

 

NeoRetro will be using three Dect modules for the base station of the telephone, the main handset and the secondary handset. They will be pre-matched to a micro base that can be plugged to your internet box or any conventional telephone plug. The installation is immediate.

The greatest technological innovation is the secondary handset which combines several functions and automatically activates its microphone, while being wireless, autonomous and extremely compact. It is a true technological challenge. 

We will be following a classic 6 months long development and industrialisation cycle that will be organized in 4 steps. We will work with SagemCom, our industrial partner and a key figure for the realization of innovative technological products.

What are the funds for?

Orange is developping an ambitious Open Innovation approach. From Open Innovation to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding our wish is to create and validate new products not just for but with the public. This campaign's objective isn't to meet a financial goal but rather to give us the opportunity to launch a product scale test by making sure that the NeoRetro, which we've designed and created with much passion sparks just as much enthusiasm among the people it was made for.

The NeoRetro conception phase is already well advanced. We have made prototypes of the telephone's design and of its major electronic boards in order to validate the technical feasibility of various features. 

If the goal of this campaign on Ulule is reached and exceeded, it will be an indication that the product is attractive and we will be confident to start the final step of development, industrialization and commercialization.

By contributing, you will allow the continuation of the project. You will receive the NeoRetro in its original edition and at a reduced price. It will be delivered to you, the 1st quarter of 2016, before the product's wider marketing with a target price of 139 € tax incl. During the development and industrialization phase, you will be regularly and exclusively informed of the project's progress and you will be able see the NeoRetro come to life by stepping out of its mould.

An innovative device for an innovating product: we hope many of you will share this passion!  

About the project owner

A few steps that led us to create NeoRetro

Our visit of Orange's Historical Collection

Identification of best past experiences

Telephone features workshop

First Product sketch

3D printing of telephone parts for the production of a first prototype

 

Find our who is behind the NeoRetro's creation:

 

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