One thing I like when I am talking on the phone is complete silence with no interruptions from the other end. Some of the best conversations I've had have occurred when the cell phone signal was actually lost, but I didn't realize it for 4 to 6 minutes. What? I should just pick up the old iPhone and carry on a fake conversation with myself? No, I can't do that. That would make it seem like I'm some controlling, self-important SOB. I think I'll just get a CB Radio Handset for my phone instead.
ThinkGeek's latest retro-amplification of modern day technology pairs iPhones with the classic trucker communication device, CB radios. While designed specifically for iPhones, the handset's cord will function with any smartphone that has a 3.5mm earphone jack. Features include answer and disconnect buttons, volume control, and a microphone integrated into the pigtail cord for optimal sound pickup. Obviously, the coup de grâce is its carryover trait of muting the other end of the line while the CB user is talking. Or when the person with whom the CB user is having a conversation is not doing a very good job of saying interesting things. Or when the person with whom the CB user is having a conversation is speaking so damn loud that not even the handset's lowest volume setting can bring his or her voice down to a level suitable for reception by human ears.
CB Radio iPhone Handsets also come with a belt clip, but not the 2 AA batteries required for use. Life is a highway, dudes. Or a least a half-block stroll between the 8 x 12 cubicles at Facebook app startups and the nearest Starbucks. So if you're gonna ride it, leave those girly man Bluetooths at home, and CB-Radio-ride-it right. Over and out.