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Voice Tube

If you MUST speak on your cell phone...
 
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This device is useful not to you, but to everyone else. This is a tube that connects to the part of your cell phone that picks up sound (shut up, i know it's a receiver) and leads to your mouth, soundproofing your conversation from other people (safety AND un-annoyance!). It could also be customized to fit your mouth exactly, different colors, etc.
Note: I am NOT suggesting this for payphones, that would be disgusting!
igirl, Apr 23 2003

Cell Phone Cone Of Silence http://www.halfbake...Cone_20of_20Silence
Not a million miles away. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

please feel free to delete... http://www.geocitie....html?1051376553840
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Maybe it's because I just watched that anime 'Spirited Away', but for whatever reason I pictured this being implemented as an inflatable head balloon.

bbrringg..bbrrin gg. .. your cell phone goes off... you push the button on the stem of your glasses, and a giant head air bag inflates around your head.
On the outside, a large-size caricature of your face (or one of the Osbournes, your choice)... on the inside, you carry on your conversation in private.
You would have eye and ear holes so you can still pay attention to the outside world, but they can't hear you unless you activate an external speaker.

Something like that. Sorry, but I just couldn't visualize a tube at someone's mouth that would look fashionable, and/or would be easy to carry in your purse/pocket, and/or wouldn't look skeevy.
roby, Apr 25 2003
  

       well, we can make it fashionable. It wouldn't be skeevy (good word btw) because it would be a funky semi-flexible tube that went from the reciever to your mouth, with maybe a funky-shaped attachment (lips?) and could be patterned...or even metallic! you idea is kinda cool too, though.

I haven't seen spirited away yet, is it as good as they say?
igirl, Apr 25 2003
  

       Nice pic, po! kind of like that, but i wasn't really picturing the mask.
igirl, Apr 26 2003
  

       jutta wanted a drawing
po, Apr 26 2003
  

       Uh, yeah, I recommend "Spirited Away." It's really good. Great link, [po].
snarfyguy, Apr 26 2003
  

       [Po] - wonderful illustration.
normzone, May 16 2006
  
      
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