Pokia, Pokia, Pokia! Old Fashion Meets Tech
I just came across this auction. It’s a new product this guy came up with over in the UK. It’s called “pokia.” It actually works. You can leave your cell phone in your pocket and use this old fashioned handset to talk with. I’m a real geek when it comes to cool techie stuff. So, of course, I’m in love. Just not $50 worth of love.
Here’s the auction. Come back when you’re done and I’ll tell you how to make money with these things.
Figure out how he’s doing this (can’t be all that hard) and then sell them at novelty shows where people go to shop for Christmas when we get close to the holidays. (Christmas Bazaars, gift shows… whatever you want to call them.)
If you’re REALLY good with electronics, you’d figure out how to gut old, used cell phones (that you can get cheaply) and then retrofit these old handsets and place the guts of the cell phone directly into the old handset so all someone has to carry around is the handset. This is JUST unique enough that you’d sell a whole heck of a lot of them before the novelty wears off.
The telephone repairmen used to carry around this little holster thing that would hold an old handset for them to plug into the wall to test lines. You could get a hold of those holster things and sell them along with your new old phone cell phones. I think it’d be cool to carry around just an old fashioned handset hanging off my belt and see the reaction on people’s faces when they see me answer it without any wires hanging off of it.
Just too cool.