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Send the right signal by giving dinner partners your undivided attention with this innovative, service-blocking hanky made with silver fibers that effectively block incoming calls and texts. "My phone is off for you," says it all, so you can, too. Cut, sewn, and printed in the USA of fabric made in China. 55% silver, 45% nylon. Phonekerchief fabric is silver-grey in color.



For best results: Wrap phone tightly, and spread this idea!

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

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Item ID
20138
Made from
nylon, silver
Measurements
10.5" L x 10.5" W
Notes
Hand wash only. No bleach. 120-140 C iron. Hang dry (flat).

The Phonekerchief fabric is conductive (conducts electricity) because it is partially made up of silver fibers. When the fabric creates an unbroken enclosure (when it is wrapped tightly around a phone without any gaps), it creates a phenomenon that is known in science as a "Faraday Cage". This means that any external static electrical field, such as a phone signal, will cause the electrical charges within the conducting fabric to redistribute themselves so as to cancel the field's effects on what is inside. In order for the Phonekerchief to work effectively, the fabric must be wrapped tightly around the phone and create an unbroken enclosure.
  • the maker

THE WAY WE SEE THE WORLD

THE WAY WE SEE THE WORLD is a product design consultancy in New York City that believes design is fundamentally a creative response to the evolving challenges of the present. The four women came together in 2009 at Parsons School of Design, converging from greatly diverse backgrounds: a professional ballerina from Wisconsin, a lifelong foodie from Marietta, a fine artist from LA, and a jewelry designer from Hawaii.

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PHONEKERCHIEF
 
4.3

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to use (24)
  • Attractive (16)
  • Unique (12)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Anytime (22)
  • Parties (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (26), Budget shopper (7), High-end shopper (5)

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

novelty item

By 

from japan

About Me High-end Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable
  • Festive
  • Fun To Use
  • Unique

Cons

  • Kills Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Anytime

Comments about PHONEKERCHIEF:

very pointless considering taking the battery out accomplishes more. Your phone will go into roaming and search for signal the whole time making your battery drain fast. taking the battery out gives more peace of mind.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Show the world you respect their time

By 

from Ventura, California

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Stands out
  • Unique

Cons

  • Gets Dirty Easily

Best Uses

  • Anytime

Comments about PHONEKERCHIEF:

Love this product! It also doesn't hurt that there is the text on it saying "My phone is off for you" that you could display right on a table. Some would ask, "Why not just shut your phone off?". While this may seem like an easy task, most of us won't. We'll turn it on silent, whereby it will still buzz and vibrate. The action of pulling out this special Phonekerchief show that you are being intentional about honoring and respecting the time you are with someone, especially with those you love.

  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Keep it under wrap

By 

from Alabama

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Use
  • I Gift For My Partner

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about PHONEKERCHIEF:

      This is a gift

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A true conversation piece, wink.

      By 

      from Maui, Hawaii

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable
      • Fun To Use
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime

        Comments about PHONEKERCHIEF:

        People are charmed by this! It really does send the message that you are fully present and engaged with your companion. An antidote for the scattered, intermittent conversational style of today.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        phone napkin works and is a nice touch

        By 

        from north florida

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Fun To Use
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Parties

          Comments about PHONEKERCHIEF:

          works just fine. fits my phone. nice padding when not in use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love it

          By 

          from San diego

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Use
          • Magical
          • Romantic notion
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Doesn't stay wrapped
          • Stiff fabric

          Best Uses

          • On a date

          Comments about PHONEKERCHIEF:

          It is really a neat, unique product... But when you wrap it, it doesn't lay as nicely flat as it was represented on the website. Also, and calls you would have received while the phone was wrapped simply disappear... You never know you missed a call unless they leave a message.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          ...love for the novelty alone...

          By 

          from NJ

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about PHONEKERCHIEF:

            Gave this to my husband as a Christmas gift. He hates to love it. It definitely works. Now I just have to get him to use it!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Safer than Silence

            By 

            from Tempe, AZ

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to use
            • Fun To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              Comments about PHONEKERCHIEF:

              How many times have I set my cell to silent for a meeting then realized hours later that I've been missing calls?!? It is so much easier to wrap my cell in the Phonekerchief instead of changing the settings.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              cute but ...

              By 

              from boston, ma

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PHONEKERCHIEF:

                  I thought I had ordered a cute little phone pouch - but it is a handkerchief you wrap your phone in ...
                  kinda pricey for a square cloth ...

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Gift

                  By 

                  from Charlottesville, VA

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Fun To Use
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime

                    Comments about PHONEKERCHIEF:

                    I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend. I don't know how well it works yet. I was thrilled to find such a cute, unique item!

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