Retro-cool phone headsets. So 1977!

Remember the days when you could talk on the phone and actually hold the cradle between your ear and shoulder so you could have your hands free? Well, it seems, everything old is new again.

The POP Phone is a fun smart phone accessory for avoiding that dreaded neck/shoulder iPhone strain, and takes you back to a more retro phone experience. It’s simply a handset that you can attach to most mobile devices, PCs and tablets for more comfortable chatting. It’s plug and play–just use right out of the box.

In addition to looking very hip when pulling out your brightly colored handset, an added benefit is that, as with a bluetooth device, you eliminate more than 99 percent of the radiation that’s emitted from your phone. Less radiation, less neck strain and more retro hip chic-ness? I’ll take two. -Jeana

The POP Phone handset is available from our affiliate Amazon for $25-30 depending on color

Jeana Lee Tahnk is a prolific tech writer, crafty mom, and fan of any products that make it easier to raise three children.


  • I love it! I never got the hang of those little Bluetooth ear things, so I’m always cradling my cell between my ear and shoulder. The bright yellow handset is the same shade as the one we had when I was a kid!

  • Reply March 1, 2011

    Susan @WhyMommy

    This just makes me giggle. Who’da thunk we’d ever want to see those handsets again?

  • Reply March 5, 2011

    Candra Georgi

    I own one. I LOVE IT. I use it all the time. It’s so easy to talk on the phone while during chores and not hang up on people all the time.

  • Reply June 9, 2011


    Cute but I would never pay that much for it! I was a bit bummed by the price.

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