This gigantic retro receiver is called "Pop Phone".
It is basically a corded (not cordless!) handset that is designed to improve call quality on your smart phones, iPad, etc.
What is does..
*improves call comfort
*allows access to phones while making phone calls
*eliminates up to 99% absorbed phone radiation
*turn your tablet into a phone via Skype or VOIP applications
*noise reduction system
I recently got a Samsung Galaxy Nexus and I am loving this fast and sleek phone, but I have to admit that this is not optimized for prolonged phone calls if not paired with legit headset.
The one came with the phone is okay but not quite comfortable so I thought about getting a nice bluetooth piece, then I saw this at a store!
At first I laughed a little thinking it is so whimsical and cute (and a bit stupid!) and then I realised this might be just perfect for me.
Like many of you, I don't make too many phone calls any more.
Most of necessary communications is made through texts, emails and application like kakao talk.
I rarely find myself on the phone more than 5 minutes at a time especially when I am outside, so wearing some earpiece all the time doesn't make sense to me.
(Plus it clashes with my earrings!)
However, I am on the phone for long minutes with my beloved sister and friends sometimes.
And this is just perfect for that. :)
Sure, it is bulky and you'd probably become a laughing stock or at least a conversation piece if you are seen outside with this.
I wouldn't say it is best to carry around with you but let me tell you, it is not too bad since it is very light weight and nowadays we all carry big bags, right? ;p
Anyway, this pink thing is darn cute and soft to touch not to mention well-made.
It has volume control and mute functions, and the call quality is superb just like the old times.
I just was on the phone nearly for an hour over some annoying customer service issue and I found it bearable thanks to this. ;)
It retails in about $30 range. I paid less than $20 for mine from a discount online store. :)
There is also a bling-y version apparently.
Check it out. lol