YUBZ Retro Handset

We're of two minds about this YUBZ contraption ($50). On one hand we like old school things - the hip hop musings of RUN D.M.C., Converse All-Stars, our grannies. But on the other hand it seems slightly ridiculous to hook our cell phones up to a relic of dying technology (even if it is shiny). It is more comfortable to hold a handset between your ear and shoulder than something only slightly bigger than a pack of gum. Then again, we lug enough stuff around all day and don't really need the added weight and hassle of half a phone taking up precious bag space. What do you think dear readers? Is Mr. T's bluetooth a quirky and interesting device or a lame gadget meant only to swathe hipsters in ever more layers of irony?

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Posted on 03.02.10 at 7:58 PM

I have one of these in blue, and while I agree they're a a little clunky and it's a bit of mystery what to do with it when not using it, it makes me happy to be on the phone. And it seems to make others happy, too. Try taking hitting streets with it for the weekly call to mom. Great conversation starter.

Natalie John

Posted on 03.04.10 at 8:14 AM

Yeah it's clunky but people carry their shoes in their bag too. Mayeb take it out on a day you're planning to wear your comfy flats without changing into heels? Cool blingy phone for high heels, sounds like a good trade to me.

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