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04. 23. 2006

Analog chic for your cell phone

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I'm all for using my cell phone's Bluetooth headset at any given turn, so I often wonder why I continue to keep a landline at home. Then it hit me one day... comfort. Sure the Bluetooth headset is lightweight and clear, but somehow nothing beats having that good old-fashioned U-shaped handset cradled on your shoulder. Maybe it's the size, the exact curvature, the weight of it... it's just right, though.

The P-Phone is the answer to my prayers. It provides a classic sized and shaped receiver that plugs into standard 2.5mm cell phone headset jacks. It lets people like me have a few, comfortable retro moments while still enjoying the features of the digital age. Offered by Hulger, a British company, the P-Phone is available alongside the Pip-Phone and the Penelope-Phone. The Pip is similar to the P-Phone, only a bit more streamlined and 70s looking. The Penelope is a throwback to the 30s, featuring a more curvaceous design. The Pip and Penelope models are also offered in a Bluetooth version that features the traditional handset without the wire.

Now, if only I can remember where I last set down my cell phone...

Posted by Brian    Category: devices
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Joya:

They have one of these for 20 bucks at Fred Flare.

http://www.fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=1699&cat=309

Actually, I've tried both the Hulger and the Fred Flare versions and found them both pretty uncomfortable and of dubious sound quality. Maybe they work better with non-Sidekick phones, but I was rather disappointed. Cute idea, but I think the analog handset is more for kitschy nostalgia value than function.

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