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Retro Handsets

Updated on September 15, 2013

Retro Handsets for Cell Phones

If you love your iPhone or other SmartPhone or device but worry about brain damage from having that contraption so close to your head all day, consider buying a retro handset.

Or you might just love the idea of talking into a retro handset that attaches to your phone. Yes, these retro handsets are corded and feature a jack that fits cell phones and other devices so you can plug in and yack away.

This photo is of a genuine retro handset (attached to a genuine retro telephone).

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Features of Retro Handsets

Some of the more advanced handsets offer the following features:

~ 3.5-mm jack compatibility (which includes iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, and the most recent MacBooks)

~ crisp sound from the noise-reducing technology

~ reduction of radiation that you may be getting with a cell phone next to your ear

Soft Touch Retro Style Handset - Comes in Black, Red, Navy Blue

With more than 300 5-star reviews on Amazon, this Native Union handset has the following features:

Plugs into your mobile phone to make talking more comfortable

Allows the use of other mobile phone functions whilst talking

Reduces absorbed mobile phone radiation by over 99%

Long extendable coil cord with 3.5mm plug

Pick up/hang up button

Measures: 5.5 x 2.8 x 11 inches

Moshi Moshi Retro Handsets - Pick a Color, Any Color

The Moshi Moshi retro handset comes in numerous colors, including blue, pink, green, and black to name a few. The features of this retro handset include the following:

~ soft rubberized exterior

~ high quality microphone and speaker

~ 3.5-mm jack to fit your devices

Measures: 11.8 x 2 x 2 inches

Corded Retro Handset - Fun Design

This unique looking handset offers the following features:

~ comfort while on a call

~ noise reduction system

~ 3.5-mm compatible plug

~ 99% absorbed phone radiation reduction

Which of These Handsets Is Your Favorite?

Which of These Handsets Is Your Favorite?

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Retro Handset Attached to Retro Phone

This old (you can call it retro, if you want) telephone works if you have a landline. I don't, so my grandkids love playing with it!
This old (you can call it retro, if you want) telephone works if you have a landline. I don't, so my grandkids love playing with it!

I found this old telephone at a thrift store. After giving it a good cleaning, my grandkids now love to talk on it, just like in the olden days.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

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Retro Handsets to Use with Cell Phones on eBay

Find the handset for your phone on eBay. With thousands of items to choose from, you can pick the size and color as well as the handset with the features that specifically match your phone and your needs.

Retro Handset with Docking Station - iPhones, Smartphones

This retro handset comes with a docking station that I think resembles a phone!

Affiliate Disclosure

This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Would You Use a Retro Handset? Do You?

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    • SheGetsCreative profile image

      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I don't have one yet, but think it'd be a kick.... now if I can just find one that's gold or bling-y ;)


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