Monday, January 9, 2012
RETRO in the NEW YEAR
With all its ups and downs, the OLD year is behind us. Now it is time to make a FRESH start and move forward. One of the first things my husband and I did in 2012 to facilitate that, in regards to our current financial situation, is to ELIMINATE our LANDLINE. It was costing way too much money to maintain it AND our mobile phones. So… it is CELLPHONES ONLY... here at the house, from now on. Plus... we’re using Skype and the computer for video calls. We’re making the adustment well. I find I don’t miss the housephone at all. But there’s a reason. For Christmas my hubby and I got ourselves a GIFT that just keeps on giving. It’s called a Native Union Moshi Moshi Retro POP Handset. I know that’s a mouthful. I usually don't endorse things, but it’s a really NEAT product. It costs about $30 and comes in a variety of colors. I got a purple one. My husband got black. You plug this handset into your cellphone and you can have a conversation like on a regular old-fashioned phone. REMEMBER. The ones where you could hold the handset/receiver on your shoulder and walk around the house. According to Amazon, and I’m quoting here… " It was developed by French designer David Turpin. This Retro POP Handset combines the comfort of a traditional handset telephone with the convenience of the modern cellphone transforming it into a unique conversation device. It is compatible with all 3.5mm jack cellphones and computers, including Droid, iPhone, BlackBerry, iPad and the latest MacBooks. It has noise-reducing technology for a crisp clear sound. It eliminates up to 99 percentage of the radiation that is usually absorbed by using a regular cellphone. And last but not least it has a button on the handset for easily picking–up or hanging-up the phone." My husband and I absolutely, positively LOVE it. It brings back part of the past we miss, with a modern day twist. Santa did GOOD. This is the BEST gift ever. A GREAT investment. And so much FUN. Makes sacrificing the landline totally worth it.