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Mid-Century Cellular

As cell phones get ever smaller, the tactile joy of talking into a solid ergonomic handset with easy-to-hear sound quality is quickly becoming a fond memory. Use this Novophone handset to talk on the go without sacrificing style and comfort. The authentic coiled wire is long enough to let your cell sit comfortably in your pocket while you talk. The slightly retro handset plugs into most standard 2 1/2-millimeter cell phone headset jacks and lets you chat comfortably while turning heads. Plugs into standard 2.5 mm mobile phone headset jack, most Motorola, Blackberry and LG phones. Nokia, most Sony/Ericsson and Siemens phones, and some Samsung, Blackberry, and iPhones work with the proper adapter. Made in China and assembled in the USA.

This item has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Item ID
15328
Made from
plastic, polymer
Measurements
8" L x 2.5" W x 2.25" D
Notes
In some cases, an adapter is needed. Please call us for additional information.

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NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET
 
3.5

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (28)
  • Good audio (25)
  • Simple controls (24)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Versatile (12)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Long talks (24)
  • Commuting (9)
  • Travel (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business professional (24), Practical (24), Parent (18), Gearhead (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (36), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (12)

Reviewed by 45 customers

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1.0

High hopes but no go!

By 

from Salem, OR

About Me Business Professional, Practical

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good idea
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Design
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET:

    I really wish this would work. I love the idea but the actual product needs work. The people that I talk to say they sound like I am in a tunnel or that it sounds jittery. I can hear them okay. I have used this product with the adapter and without (with two different phones) and have the same problem.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Why hasn't anyone thought of this?

    By 

    from Westchester Co, NY

    About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Parent, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cool
    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All calls

      Comments about NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET:

      Very cool idea and execution. I'm going to order another for the office. I'd give it a "5", except I don't give 5s.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I really have have fun with this!

      By 

      from Texas

      About Me Business Professional, Parent, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Talks

        Comments about NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET:

        This is wonderful for long conversations...

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        A great disappointment

        By 

        from San Antonio , Texas

        About Me Parent, Practical, Retired

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • People can hear me talk

        Cons

        • I can't hear people talk

        Best Uses

        • Paperweight

        Comments about NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET:

        Now being used as a paperweight, since it does not work properly.People can hear me talk, but I cannot hear them.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        ITS FUN

        By 

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Business Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Controls
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET:

        I had to buy a seperate adapter for my phone and the sound goes in and out. Its not for everyday/all day use so I just deal with it.....but it would be nice if it worked perfectly.

        Should be priced lower maybe 20-25.

        I wouldnt feel like Ive been had

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        1.0

        Incoming sound good; outgoing sound bad

        By 

        from East Tennessee

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Controls
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bad sound for callee

        Best Uses

          Comments about NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET:

          I loved the feel of the handset and the sound quality was good on my end, but my friends told me it was so bad on their end that they couldn't stand it. I returned the item.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          fun gift!

          By 

          from jackson, mi

          About Me Parent, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy Controls
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Talks

            Comments about NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET:

            i bought this for my mom and for my boyfriends mom...my mom will need to purchase the adapter to use this...but no big deal. my boyfriends mom...LOVES IT!...so she says!...she took it out shopping with her just so she could have fun with people watching her grab this big thig out of her purse! too funny...but they both think it will be great for the long talks they do on their cell phones...easy to hold onto...and wont get hot to the ear!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Great Gift!

            By 

            from Phoenixville, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long Talks

              Comments about NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET:

              Bought this as a gift for my grandmother who hates talking on her cell phone. She is hard of hearing and says that this is great!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              This will make you look really cool.

              By 

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Gearhead, Practical, Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy Controls

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Long Talks
                • Upping your cool factor

                Comments about NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET:

                This phone is great for long chats, and will make you feel like it's the 80's again. The sound quality is slightly lower than just using your cell phone, but you look so darn cool using it. It's ergonomic and keeps the cell phone waves farther from your brain.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Funny, Cool and decent quality

                By 

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Business Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy Controls

                Cons

                • Cord Is Too Short

                Best Uses

                • Clubbing
                • Commuting
                • Long Talks
                • Travel

                Comments about NOVOPHONE RETRO PHONE HANDSET:

                Once I opened the product, my world has changed.

                It is a very good conversation starter, and actually comfortable to use as long as you are OK with the big size and heavier weight (compare to other regular headset).

                The audio quality is usable. It is not the top of the line... it's about $30 bluetooth headset quality...

                So don't buy it for the audio quality.

                The first day I got this... I decided to bring it to the bar to meet my friends and show it... Very good reaction... and very easy to talk under the noisy circumstances.

                Wear something early 20th century, and hang this around your shoulder.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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