Novelty phone handsets

We've checked out a number of novelty handsets for designed for use with a mobile phone. But how well do they work?
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03.Native Union Pop Bluetooth Retro handset


This is the most expensive of the traditional handsets. Its rubbery surface feels nice and the colour is a quite intense blue, but it attracts dust very easily.

Standby time is claimed to be 100 hours and talk time eight hours, but charging time is three to four hours via the supplied USB cable. It has volume controls and can pick up and drop a call, but you’ll still have to dial on your mobile device. There is a provision for voice-activated dialling for some phones, but models aren’t specified so there’s no way of knowing if it will work your particular phone.

Voices sound a bit harsh and there’s no bass tones to speak of.

Brand / model: Native Union Pop Bluetooth Retro Handset
Price ($): $70
Connection: Bluetooth, USB for charging
Controls: ON/OFF, Start/end call, volume
Claimed battery life: 8hrs talk time, 100hrs in standby
Origin: China
Contact: Conexus

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