As much as I was perplexed the first time I read the word "shirtwaist," I imagine the next generation will be confused by the term "phone cord." Phone: easy. Cord: they've got it. But phone and cord together? A mysterious conjunction. Thankfully, Native Union's Pop Phone— a radiation-free, phone chord-based handset that attaches to your mobile phone— does its small part in keeping my lexicon current and plays an even bigger role in preserving my health. Created by the French designer David Turpin, the POP handset, which distances our heads from cellular radiation, is intended to address some of the recent concerns over mobile phone usage. Although critics will argue otherwise, numerous long-term studies suggest that phone radiation from direct contact with mobile devices may be linked to various forms of cancer and other increased health risks. With its retro-style, the POP phone stylistically evokes a bygone time without these worries and functionally makes our present time a bit more worry-free.
Find It: POP Phone, starting at $29 at Nativeunion.com
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