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A handset for your mobile phone? [With poll]

johnboy 10 November 2011 29

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NineMSN have the peculiar news that the accessory du jour in Parliament House is a retro styled handset for one’s mobile phone to shift the radiation from the vicinity of the brain.

This still doesn’t help most of us men who keep our phones next to our balls, or the vast majority of normal humans who don’t actually spend that much time on the phone.

At around $40 according to google shopping they’re not exorbitant.

But is this cool? Or tremendously stupid?

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screaming banshee screaming banshee 4:33 pm 12 Nov 11

planeguy said :

Screaming banshee – Yes. Yes you can….
http://pda.physorg.com/_news167925273.html

That looks like it will come in really handy if you want to build a structure for people to get skin cancer in the shade…

Ian Ian 1:50 pm 12 Nov 11

krats said :

Who In Parliament Has Balls??

I was thinking more who in parliament has brains?

dvaey dvaey 11:29 am 12 Nov 11

Wait til they find out about the iPhone rotary phone dock.

OP: At around $40 according to google shopping they’re not exorbitant.

Checking on eBay, $40 does seem to be a bit exorbitant.

planeguy planeguy 8:27 am 12 Nov 11

Screaming banshee – Yes. Yes you can….
http://pda.physorg.com/_news167925273.html

screaming banshee screaming banshee 5:16 pm 11 Nov 11

EvanJames said :

I used to have a mouse that you could flip open and use as a phone (computer didn’t have a microphone).

Could you also use your computer to design clear aluminum……Hello computer

arb arb 12:21 pm 11 Nov 11

p1 said :

I thought this was a pretty cool idea back in about 2001 when I saw one for an old nokia brick.

Then they invented bluetooth.

They sure did

p.s. Bluetooth was invented in 1994

davo101 davo101 11:28 am 11 Nov 11

To quote James May: If you get a red one, you get straight through to Fighter Command HQ and scramble some Spitfires.

Cool.

qbngeek qbngeek 10:36 am 11 Nov 11

FioBla said :

> At around $40 according to google shopping they’re not exorbitant

IMO still seems to be exorbitant.

It depends on who is buying it. My wfe beleives that $16/pair is exhorbitant for Lightsaber chopsticks, on the other hand I was happy to pay it 🙂

FioBla FioBla 10:23 am 11 Nov 11

Next, get a phone receiver shoulder rest, for true hands-free function.

http://www.abcplas.com/pages/RAP_about.html

Or use the hands free kit that came with the phone.

> At around $40 according to google shopping they’re not exorbitant

IMO still seems to be exorbitant.

EvanJames EvanJames 10:11 am 11 Nov 11

I used to have a mouse that you could flip open and use as a phone (computer didn’t have a microphone).

p1 p1 10:09 am 11 Nov 11

I thought this was a pretty cool idea back in about 2001 when I saw one for an old nokia brick.

Then they invented bluetooth.

qbngeek qbngeek 10:07 am 11 Nov 11

They were cool when they popped up on thinkgeek.com about 5 years ago, now they are so old news that no-one cares. The only people who would think them cool would be the APS tossers in Parliament House. I would say the ones who are in their thirties, single and still trying to be cool by following what everyone else says is cool…3 years after the fact.

Disinformation Disinformation 10:04 am 11 Nov 11

krats said :

I Thought Men’s Brains Were Next To Their Balls.

Yours appears to be nowhere near a keyboard.

Ello Vera Ello Vera 9:07 am 11 Nov 11

Those handsets have been available as geekware for years. Along with shrinters et al. They are meant to be ironic. If people have started using them as a cancer-avoidance strategy then they have totally missed the point.

I suspect either the media or the users have been hoaxed.

dpm dpm 10:34 pm 10 Nov 11

No need for one of those, my tin foil hat protects me….

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:43 pm 10 Nov 11

I didn’t really need it, but it’s just further confirmation that the denizens of the house on the hill are, for the most part, morons. Pretentious morons at that.

screaming banshee screaming banshee 9:06 pm 10 Nov 11

C’mon guys its not about the radiation, its about the funky retro style.

JC JC 8:43 pm 10 Nov 11

Basketcase there is no way to avoid radio frequencies, the world is built on them. Even light which is so essential for life to exist is actually a form of radio frequency and in the grand scheme of things not all that far off the frequecies used by mobiles. The damaging stuff is way way way up the spectrum.

arescarti42 arescarti42 8:08 pm 10 Nov 11

…..or you could just get a discrete wired/bluetooth headset. Shifts the radiation away from your head (if you believe in that sort of thing) and you don’t completely ruin all the hard work that smart phone engineers put in to creating a device that is actually portable.

thatsnotme thatsnotme 8:07 pm 10 Nov 11

Surely in Parliament House, it’s less about the potential for brain tumours, and more about the chance to begin a conversation with “Is that a handset in your pocket, or…”

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