If we continue to use mobile phones at the current rate, by 2020 we will all have fried brains incapable of normal brain function – this is why we should all invest in a pop phone. Of course, the above is all lies, the pop phone should not be sold on any merit other than pure novelty.
The pop phone has to be one of the most useless yet most fun accessories currently available to spend your hard earned cash on. Essentially pointless – as it has to be carried around with your mobile and be plugged in – there is something undeniably fun about talking into the retro hand set. In the age of uber modern smart phones, in-ear hands free (by the way, YES they do look ridiculous) and general technical paraphernalia, going back to basics is a nostalgic comfort.
Inspired by an original 50s Bakelite design telephone with the addition of a comfy soft touch texture, the pop phone has definitely moved on from two yoghurt pots and piece of string to get a retro telephone experience.
Our choice has to be the camo; its new for this season and taps into the military trend. Also new for this season are the special London themed sets, which we can assume have been released in order to capitalise on the current obsession with our fair city.
Priced at £24.99 from Native Union, it makes them the perfect gift for that annoying cousin/uncle (we all have one) you never see and have no idea what to buy them.