Retro gadgets, like the original SNES, record players, and typewriters, are hot among hipster geeks, but there's one trend that celebs are picking up on as well — retro handset cellphone attachments! Health-conscious celebs are choosing to pick up the phone with these vintage-inspired handsets in order to keep cell phone radiation at bay. See which stars are putting their cell on hold and picking up a POP Phone ($30) or YUBZ ($50) device instead.
An early favorite among celebs who want to avoid the effects of cell phone radiation, the POP phone is getting dressed up for its next red carpet appearance. The Swarovski-studded crystal POP phone ($600), which hits virtual shelves later this month, is positively dripping in bling and comes in five colors — pink, black, red, purple, and silver. Though you may not have the celeb status to throw down for this expensive accessory, the good news, for anyone who is buying it, is that you're still protected from 99 percent of cell phone radiation exposure.
Recently, cell phones were labeled as carcinogenic by the World Health Organization due to the amount of radiation they release, which means excessive use could be bad for your health. There are a few simple ways to prevent radiation exposure, one of which is using a headset (like a set of headphones with a phone-compatible microphone), or a handset attachment like the POP Phone adapter ($29.90), which keeps the harmful radiation far away from your face.
One person who isn't messing around with his health is Lenny Kravitz, who was spotted on the streets of NYC using the POP Phone with his iPhone 4. Stylish in leather as always, Lenny chose the all-black version of the POP Phone, but since they come in a variety of colors you can accessorize accordingly. Did any of you pick up the POP Phone to use with your cell? If so, take a photo of yourself using it and post it on our Facebook wall!
We told you earlier about how cell phones are now labeled as "carcinogenic" by the WHO, but there are ways to cut down your risk. If you don't want to use the speakerphone or an in-car Bluetooth device, you can always pick up one of these Moshi Moshi Pop Phone ($30) attachments and make like someone from the '90s with a giant mobile phone.
This attachment works with any 3.5mm jack (like the iPhone), but can be used on most mobile devices with an appropriate adapter. Since it keeps your toxic cell phone away from your skull, you're less likely to absorb harmful radiation. Bonus — you can even use for your VoIP calls (i.e. Skype and Google Video Chat) and plug it right into your computer. I'd love to see someone pulling this thing out of their bag. If you do get one, post a pic of you using it on our Facebook page!