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I have a busy job that requires a lot of time on the mobile. The handset make my phone conversations very comfortable. I may look a bit unusual when I am out and about using my handset with my mobile but I am certainly comfortable. No more headphones. No more holding the electrified mobile beside my head to talk in it. Note I have had skin cancer removed from where the phone would usually sit.. this is why I purchased the handset.
The handset arrived next day delivery! I'm impressed!
I decided to get rid of my landline for a saving of £204/year by replacing my landline phone with my 4G mobile phone.
(My Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone does not have an earphone socket, but came with a USB C adapter that plugs into the mobile USB C socket into which the "60s MICRO PHONE" plugs in, and it works perfectly).
I installed a guitar hanger above where my landline phone used to sit which works really well as a secure holder for the phone, and connects with my mobile phone that rests on the shelf that was used for my landline phone. (see photo).
The reason that I was looking for a handset like this was because it occurred to me that using my mobile phone more at home would mean greater exposure to microwave radiation.
So after a bit of Googling I discovered this retro handset on Amazon which arrived today, and I am well pleased! 😁😁😁
I was initially skeptical about the quality and performance of this handset because I had read very negative reviews of similar handsets that had a wireless/Bluetooth connection with on/off switch and volume control but quality of the speaker was seriously criticised.
By contrast reviews of this "60s MICRO" were very positive. And I received a prompt and reassuring response to an email that I sent to the Seller.
The handset itself has a quality and solid feel to it. This is NOT a cheap plastic TOY.
There are no buttons to press and no batteries. You select 'Answer' or 'Reject' on your mobile. When the call is ended it automatically closes the connection when the Caller hangs up.
I've made a couple of calls today to mobiles and the call quality at both ends was good.
I was concerned that I wouldn't hear the "60s MICRO'phone ring when plugged in, but it is my mobile that gives a good clear, loud, ring, so no way I would miss a call. And both phone handset and mobile phone can be taken anywhere in the house just like a cordless phone. I am able to access the Internet on my mobile whilst the "60s MICRO" is plugged in.
I have also used the handset with WhatsApp and connection and sound quality were good.
This 'simple' handset does everything that my landline does, and much more. And you don't have to be technically minded to use it. It couldn't be simpler. Most importantly it reduces exposure to microwave radiation when making frequent or lengthy telephone calls.
Does what it says on the tin, feels just like a real phone. The missus won't admit it, bus she spends half the day on the phone with family & friends back in Ireland. Having gotten used to The Whatsapp and The Messenger, I was getting worried the old brain might be getting fried from the smartphone, the samy type she used to give out to us for spending the day on. So I went looking for a handset. We used to have a wifi handset for Skype (remember the ould Skype) Anyhow it was a curse for staying connected, so ended up binning it. Anyhow now she's used to the mobile, and loving her super red handset (direct line to Trump in the sight house) I can now get rid of the landline, thus saving a fortune on international calls, for only about 30 euro including Post. But I'll miss the smell of frying brain though!
When purchased and delivered we were a little concerned regarding the handsets weight. We then contacted Opis directly to explain that if found too heavy could we return it. The answer was excellent and yes we could but there is a simple resolution by removing the weight and very easy to follow instructions were given. In the event it was found to be fine with the weight in that matches the old style phones. The connection to the IPhone is simple and no other things to change. It is much easier to use and the sound is better than the IPhone itself. Highly recommended for older and or disabled people or those with hearing issues.
I bought this thinking of comfort for long phone calls. Unfortunately it's pure plastic with a steel weight inside to make it feel heavy. However the cables inside look seriously poor quality. The sound quality is decreased and I feel like need to speak louder. Much better a traditional phone headset or loudspeaker / bluetooth options. Definitely would not buy it or recommend it to anyone.
I bought this handset to use with my iPhone 7, and was initially disappointed when it would not work, even with a lightning to 3.5mm jack adaptor fitted. Luckily I read a previous review which advised that you need the correct adaptor as some of them are designed for headphones only and will not enable the microphone. I purchased a genuine Apple adaptor and "hey presto" instant success, plug and play, that's it.
Physically it seems well made, heavy-ish, sound quality is lacking a bit of bass compared to the phone itself but not a problem, otherwise it's loud & clear (volume is controlled by the phone itself) and very easy to use.
The handset is fantastic, I use it for longer telephone calls and it rests very nicely in the hand. It is slightly heavier than one may expect, very similar to the old phone from some time ago (if one still remembers). Overall great quality impression.
I have used this on my smartphone and my laptop; works both although it felt a bit weird to listen to music "over the phone". Quality of the sound is great, just like one may be used to from a headset. People on the other end didn't notice I was using it.
Customer service is very friendly and promptly answers questions.
Wanted something that made prolonged calls on mobiles easier by being more natural - this does the job very well indeed. Easy to hold like old style phones, good clear sound and nice to look at. A very good purchase that I feel confident to recommend to others.
I felt other people were looking at me a bit when I used this outside of the home on the train and bus but as if they were thinking, that looks like a comfortable way of using a mobile, no radiation and better to hear and speak into.
The handset works great both with the iPHONE and IPAD. Much more comfortable than using a headset, and of course for those of us old enough to remember telephone handsets like this it brings back memories. So full marks for the product and supplier 0 marks for Amazons ability to actually deliver the product on time.