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70s/80s style receiver comes to mobile phones

On-line gadget specialist Brando has just introduced into their line-up of wonderments a retro mobile phone headset, which can be used with a range of handsets.

The imaginatively entitled ‘3.5mm Battery-free Retro Mobile Headset + Handsfree for iPhone + HTC’ is an auld style home phone receiver, akin to something once seen adorning house phones in the 1970s or 1980s.

This retro mobile headset arrives with a 3.5mm audio jack that can be plugged straight into the headset socket of a mobile phone, which then allows for phone calls to be answered as if you have time-travelled to a better place in history.

The headset or handset, to more aptly describe the gadget, doesn’t require any batteries to operate as the power draw is minimal and obtained from the phone – in the same way as a regular wire-based headset runs, which accompanies a mobile phone.

It has been noted the ‘handset’ has been tested and is compatible with HTC Android phones, along with the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4, also the iPad and iPad 2 tablets.

Brando’s’ 3.5mm Battery-free Retro Mobile Headset + Handsfree for iPhone + HTC’ can be ordered from at a cost of $9.00 plus worldwide shipping fees and in the colours of Blue or Red.

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