Talking Lips Provide A Low-Budget Alternative To Video Phones

The Lips (Image courtesy Andrew Liszewski

If you’ve got a tight budget but dream of having a video phone, this hands-free calling kit might be an acceptable compromise. It easily clips onto any land line or mobile phone and besides adding hands-free speakerphone capabilities, it also includes a pair of animated lips that move in sync with the other person talking. All you need to do to complete the illusion is find a headshot of the person on the other end of the line, cut out their mouth and tape the photo over this thing. (And of course ignore the fact that Bill in accounting now has lips with a mirror finish. He’s such a character!) You’ll swear you’re living in the futuristic world of 1998!

The has it for about $18.

[ The Lips Hands Free Phone Kit ]