Got The Handset Blues? Give Your Mobile Phone a Retro Fix October 15, 2012 views: 11690 Do you miss twisting a phone cord around your fingers or feeling a handset fit snugly between your shoulder and ear? Well, somebody out there does because the guys at YUBZ (pronounced ‘Why You Busy?’) have designed a retro handset that pays homage ‘to this historical time-proven design’ and allows you to recreate the experience with your current mobile phone. The handset comes in a variety of cool designs and can connect to the 3.5 mm headphone jack of your mobile phone or be paired with Bluetooth. It can even be connected to the USB port of your laptop while you’re making voice calls. While landline handsets and cordless phones still exist somewhere in the periphery of our everyday lives – at our workplaces or homes – the dominance of mobile phone use may create an urge in some to possess this quirky piece of retro tech. YUBZ, however, markets the Retro Handset as not just a retro collectible that you can use but also a great way to reduce your daily exposure to mobile phone radiation ‘by a minimum of 96%, or even up to 100% for many mobile phones!’ The term ‘retro-tactile’ is often used to describe designs like the YUBZ Retro Handset. Retro-tactile refers to sensory experiences that have become technologically irrelevant. Over the past few years, retro-tactile designs have got quite a lot of press, especially those designed for Apple devices, such as the iPad Typescreen – a simulated typewriter – or the Apple Macintosh iPad 2 case that makes your iPad look like an old school Apple Macintosh! In that way, the YUBZ Retro Handset is more suited for mass consumption since it is compatible with practically any mobile phone or laptop, making it a great gifting option for just about anyone with a penchant for nostalgia. We came across the YUBZ Retro Handset at Daily Objects where you can purchase the YUBZ Retro Handset for a 10% discount at Rs. 3,375 – that’s the cost of about five landline phones, mind you! Product: YUBZ Retro Handset Price: Rs. 3,375 (with 1-year warranty) Update (October 17): Get an additional 5% off on a 10% discount on any YUBZ Retro Handset at Daily Objects. Use the coupon code – ILOVERETRO. Offer valid till October 31. Where to find: Log on to www.dailyobjects.com 2 Responses Rahul October 16, 2012 Thanks for highlighting this product. Quite stylish and unique. Will be a good personal accessory Manu Mahalwar October 24, 2012 I am planning to buy one for myself !!!! Looks amazing, so convenient, yet chic and stylish.!!