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Curly-Wired Handset Turns iPhone Into Retro CB Radio

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Oh, man. If you use this thing, the laydeez will totally love you
Oh, man. If you use this thing, the laydeez will totally love you

I thought it was impossible to do anything dorkier than wearing a Bluetooth headset all day long, because you’re, like, so important that you’ll be getting a call any minute now. Well, it turns out that I was wrong. Check out the Tomko Transceiver for iPhone, a plug-in handset that makes your iPhone work like a CB radio.

If you drive a car called the General Lee, and it has the Confederate flag painted on its roof, then you are probably good to go with this handset. But if you are a young, fashionably besuited and bespectacled urbanite who likes to chat on the phone whilst dangling an unlit cigarette from his lip (see the product page for photos), then using the Tomko is little more than a douche-clamation point on your already desperate, attention-seeking lifestyle.

Wanna see a video? Of course you don’t. But here it is anyway (tip: it doesn’t ever actually get good, so feel free to skip it):

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The Tomko Transceiver runs on a pair of AA batteries and plugs into the iPhone’s headphone socket, from where it acts just like a regular wired headset. Thus you can answer calls and even trigger Siri with a button onn the handset.

I guess it does have a certain retro charm, and when you’re driving it might be fun to shout “Guv! Guv! Guv!” into it while you aim your car at piles of cardboard boxes, but just make sure you do it in private, OK?

Should you decide to disregard all my advice, the Tomko will go on sale in April for around US$31.

[Via Oh Gizmo!]