The Only Way to Call Sherlock Holmes is With This Handset

The bad news is, there’s no guarantee he won’t just call you boring and hang up on you if you do get a hold of him.

No harm in trying, though, especially with this Retro Phone Receiver from Urban Outfitters. It’s a headset that connects to mobile phones using the 3.5mm jack, and looks like something Doc Brown brought back with him at the end of Back to the Future Part III. The only problem is that it seems like this one got its retro wires crossed, pairing an antique-style headset with the quickly becoming retro coiled cord found on the landlines of the modern day. Or maybe it’s not a problem, I don’t know. Maybe retro fusion has caught on as a thing and I just missed it.

The Retro Phone Receiver can be had off Urban Outfitters for $28.

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