By Andrew Liszewski
Even if Bluetooth headsets shrink to the point of being completely invisible in your ear, you’ll still look kind of foolish seemingly carrying on a phone conversation with yourself. That’s simply never going to change. So while it’s not exactly a hands-free alternative, the Moshi Moshi 03 Bluetooth handset from Native Union provides similar functionality to a BT headset, while making it look like you’re actually talking on the phone, sometime in the 1950’s. It’s definitely got a certain retro/modern aesthetic to it, and it comes with a matching charging base (available in a black or white glossy finish) so it’s not just floating around your desk while not in use.
Unfortunately though it looks like iLounge had a chance to put it through its paces and found it hard to recommend. Not only was the sound and voice quality all over the place, and at best just acceptable, but it also wouldn’t pair with the iPad or BT-capable versions of the iPod Touch, making it unusable for apps like Skype. So sadly it seems like the Moshi Moshi 03 is a case of function following form, which makes it hard to justify the $129.99 price tag.