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(Pocket-lint) - Love it or hate it, the iPhone 5 is a fine example of modern design - super-thin, high-quality materials, ease-of-use, the lot. So, matching it with a home telephone that wouldn't have been out of place in the 1920s is something of a misnomer. Or so you'd think.

Instead, Pyle Audio's Retro Home Telephone collection for smartphones has had all of Pocket-lint excited -especially when we found out that the flagship version has an embedded iPhone dock.

The three different Rotary style phones can be used in conjunction with any smartphone with a 3.5mm headphone jack. However, it's the PRV35I that catches the eye the most. It comes with a handcrafted wood base and copper parts, and offers all the normal functionality of an actual telephone.

There's last number redial and ringer volume settings. It has one-button pick-up/hang-up and one-button transfer between a landline and smartphone. Plus, the PRV35I also charges the iPhone when docked.

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The collection is now available online, from www.pyleaudio.com with the PRV35I priced at $109.99 (£69). Its stablemates, the PRV25I and PRV15I are $99.99 (£62) and $89.99 (£56) respectively. You can buy the phones and have them shipped to the UK, but be aware that you may be charged extra by the shipping company for import duty.

Writing by Rik Henderson.