dealsbluetooth retro handset for $29.99

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get one of these http://www.abcplas.com/pages/RAP_order.html for a convenient hands-free option. Just the thing for the car.

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@fishphotoguy: No the thing for the car is: GET OFF YOUR F*CKING PHONE & DRIVE!

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i spend about 4.5 hours driving a day. i get through it with audio books and phone calls. i love getting so much done over the phone while driving. i will get off my phone and drive, when everyone else just stops driving like idiots :-)

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oh yeah also, almost everthing "bluetooth" i buy from thinkgeek doesnt work well.. not sure why. but they let you return stuff so not the end of the world.

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Still TOO expensive for a gimmicky product that I would only own to get a laugh from friends. I do want one though, just want it to be around $20-$15.

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I have one of these.. it has 1 button and was difficult to pair with my iphone. I barely used it.. it now sits gathering dust.. it was a bad idea.

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@freakyjoker: Unfortunately, those idiots are also saying the same thing about you.

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If I had money to splurge, I would honestly buy it for the lolz

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Numerous studies have shown that people who use cell phones while driving--hands free or not--are as bad as drunk drivers.

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I have one of these, and it is seriously cool. I use it most times I use my phone honestly, If you want to avoid looking like a tool with an ear piece and you happen to have hands larger than that guy on the BK commercials so that holding your phone is a pain - then this is just the thing for you. I didn't have any trouble paring it, but then I am able to read and follow simple directions; I also don't have an iPhone. It is comfy to hold and is definitely retro - kitsch.

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I bought one of these from ThinkGeek and had to returned it. Everyone I called said that I sounded like I was in a tin can and they could barely hear me. Too bad cause I think these are a cool idea. Maybe someday someone will make a high quality version.

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This is not a discounted price so why is it a "deal"? Reviews of this handset point out it is not shaped like an old corded handset & is rounded at the back of the handle, preventing you from holding it by turning your head against your shoulder. Great idea though.

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I thought "DEALS" woot was a place to post special "DEALS". This is no deal, this is the regular price. Think Geek sold these with cords before there was bluetooth, for this same price. Just because you just now discovered something doesn't make it a deal, especially to those of us who have known about it for a long time.

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Does this amplify your own voice back into your ear, like real phones used to? I hate that cell phones don't. I would buy this if it did.

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For those complaining that this deal isn't a deal because it's not discounted, try "Similar Deals" in the upper right corner. There's your deal. $17.95 from fruper.com. Black, pink, or white. (S&H is $5.95 S&H to Tucson AZ.)

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I have one of these. It is a great novelty item. always gets attention when I answer the phone and the start walking around not cord.

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@rfsmit: Except, of course, that the fruper.com deal has expired. :( I checked that before I submitted it. Sorry if I broke any rulez... I haven't had a chance to submit a deal since the site was in beta, so when I saw that ThinkGeek had added OMG RED to the lineup, I had to Woot it. Especially when I saw that some lucky deal.wooters got a crappy surprise in the mail!

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I got this item from Thinkgeek a little while ago, and it has been one of the best purchases I have made. I live in a basement apartment that can't hold a cell phone signal worth beans. When my phone is in certain spots, it won't disconnect. I have tried many bluetooth earpieces to find that I usually can't hear much when there is any background noise. And often times people can't hear me because the microphone picks up noise, or the noise canceling part cancels out parts of my voice making me sound like I am speaking quitely.

So when I found this, I was way excited. The shape and position of the microphone creates no need for noise cancelling, and the speaker cups to your ear making it very hard to not hear anything. The speaker is also very loud, to which even a hard of hearing would have no problem.

It does only have one button that you use to pair, turn on, turn off, answer, and hang up, and it also doesn't hold on your shoulder very well due the rounded triangular shape.

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@akbopper:

I've only found one study, and when I read it I found it to be extremely flawed. First and foremost, it was done with a driving simulator, and I don't care how good the simulator is, people aren't going to act the same in a simulation as they would in the real world. Secondly, it gave them specific instructions on how to drive- follow a lead car without changing lanes. And finally, the comparison to "drunk" drivers is flawed in that it uses people just at the legal limit, which while impaired, is far from "drunk". Remember, not long ago it was perfectly legal to drive at .08 in most states. Like the kid that killed my nephew, most "drunk" drivers who cause accidents and fatalities are well over the limit.

Even if people were driving like they were "drunk" (and of course some obviously do), when they end the conversation, their "impairment" ends.

I don't think we need more laws, we need law enforcement to use existing ones. Reckless driving can cover and irresponsible acts

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The problem as I see it is law enforcement can't be bothered with going after bad drivers. How many times have you seen someone do something stupid or not use their turn signal in front of a cop without getting pulled over? For that matter, how many times have you seen a cop not use their turn signal?

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@tbase: "Even if people were driving like they were "drunk" (and of course some obviously do), when they end the conversation, their "impairment" ends."

I recall a study from the 90s which said the distraction effect lasted several minutes after a call, and that the driver performed almost as poorly when any call was made in the car even if he wasn't the one on the phone.

I believe it was a AAA study. In those days there was considerably more novelty to mobile phones, perhaps that was a factor.

Oh, and to the guy who cussed me out for suggesting a goofy 1970s solution to a problem which doesn't exist, it's a joke. Troll.