Somewhere Don Johnson must be smiling. Either that, or he must be calling his attorney, looking to get in some royalty action on this little number. Here’s the description of the product from the website . . .

Swap your phone holder for a Phone Holster and feel like Starsky or Hutch in the process! Stick-on seventies sideburns and handlebar moustache included for the full retro American cop effect!

Worn like a real FBI-style holster (that’s the kind that you wear around your shoulder and do up across your back so it can’t be seen under your jacket), this fun phone holder is an ingenious way to keep your mobile close at hand. Plus, there’s no denying it’s seriously good fun to whip out your phone like you’re reaching for your gun every time you need to make an important phone call!

Going to a fancy dress party or just want to recreate the classic ‘70s cop look for a laugh? The Phone Holster comes with self-adhesive ‘70s-style facial hair for added undercover agent appeal! Instant Starsky or Hutch!

That’s right, campers. The product comes with stick-on Seventies sideburns and a handlebar mustache. You really can’t make this stuff up.

No word on pricing, or if the product comes with an insurance policy that will kick in, should you be shot by police, when going for your phone. (I know what you’re thinking. “Does he have six text messages or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is an iPhone 4, the most powerful smartphone in the world, and would blow your lame Android POS clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?)

Frankly, if you walk around wearing this, I think the question you should be asking yourself is if you can be lucky enough to keep yourself from getting shot in public.

If this is your idea of cell phone case perfection, better get one today, before the AFT kicks in the door of the supplier, looking to monopolize their supply so their desk agents can look tacticool, too.

19 Responses to What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Cell Phone Edition II

  1. Hrmm I can’t quite see Don Johnson with the 70’s stache, the guy in the picture looks like a mix of Sunny’s mustache,Paul Glazer’s sideburns and Robert Blakes hair. Cool gadget holster though, I’m thinkin the perfect halloween costume, my POS Andriod (if by POS you mean better in every category than the iPhone) would look sweet underneath that massive stache.

      • Brad Kozak said,”Why does it not surprise me, iRock350 (what…you only go 350º? Can’t quite squeeze out another 10º?), that you’re an Android Fanboi?”

        You may recognize the screename if I wrote it like this iroc350Z. As to the Android vs iPhone debate. I prefer to have full control over my phone. If you enjoy reporting your location to your service carrier every 15 secounds thats fine with me. If you prefer to have to ask your provider for access to functions you should already be able to access then stick with the iPhone. If you like dealing with iTunes instead of having control over your own media then stay tethered to apples Teet. I like to be able to plug my phone into any PC and drag and drop music without question, or play any video files, use my phone as a WIFI hotspot without having to pay extra. I also like my wider screen, my open OS, and the ability to use USB devices and view Flash videos and play flash games and upgrade my memory when my phone gets full. The iPhone is great if you like itunes, and only using your phone for the limited functions Steve Jobs allows you to have. If you feel like you need to suckle on the Apple Inc. teet to get your electronics fix then so be it, i prefer my devices to work for me, not the other way around.

        • According to the WSJ the Android phone also reports back to Google.

          In the case of Google, according to new research by security analyst Samy Kamkar, an HTC Android phone collected its location every few seconds and transmitted the data to Google at least several times an hour. It also transmitted the name, location and signal strength of any nearby Wi-Fi networks, as well as a unique phone identifier.
          Google declined to comment on the findings.

        • Yes it does, and you can turn that function off when you start the phone. Google is pretty upfront about asking for location reporting when you dl any program and start the phone for the first time. It ask for access to the GPS and if you want to allow the device to report your location and it gives you the option to click yes or no. With the iphone you don’t have the option to decline. You also can’t kill the background apps, run on a 4g network, swap sim cards, flash new roms or make videocalls using the network instead of wifi. But hey if you like the iPhone then roll with it, it does some things better, but when it’s stacked up agianst similar devices the current roundup of Apple devices is lacking in every category agianst the Andriod powered phones and Tablets. I even hesitate to call the iPad 1 or 2 a tablet. They are large candy bar phones that can’t make voice calls over the gsm network, or run flash, conncet to a usb harddrive or optical drive, run the full windows office suite, transfer music between you phone without the aid of a computer + all of the other limitations of the iPhone. But hey if you like the device thats you call, I just prefer open and accessebile multifunction devices that are more usefull than surfing the net and playing angry birds.

        • I’m with irock350 – Android’s the choice.

          If Jim Jones were alive today, he’d probably be an iSomething spokeman. Just sayin’

        • Guys – you can turn off reporting, per-app, on the iPhone, too. And the jailbreak community gives you the same freedom that you get in Android. I’m a Flash developer, so I’ve long wanted Flash on the iPhone, but it really is a resource PIG. I’d love to see Adobe and Apple play nice, but with Adobe releasing their new HTML5 tool (Edge), I suspect that Flash is destined for the scrap heap of history.

          The thing I appreciate about the iPhone is the seamless consistency of the U/I. Since I’m a UX guru, that’s no small thing to me. I like a lot of what I see on Android, but it’s a mixed bag. As long as Google allows carriers to remove core apps (Google search, Google Maps, etc.) from their phones, and add crapware to ’em, you’re not gonna have a consistent user experience from phone to phone. That’s the inherent tradeoff – fascism (Apple) versus anarchy (Google). It’s really a matter of personal taste and preference. I prefer a phone that “just works” and I’m willing to sacrifice some bells and whistles to get it. But what I really like about Android is that it keeps Apple innovating.

          If you like Android better, more power to ya. I’ll stick with my iPhone and we can all be happy.

        • I almost lucked into a 300z once. I rented an apartment and the previous tenant abandoned it in my parking space. For three months I bugged the landlady to get him to get it out. Finally, I told her I was gonna see about getting the title transfered to me, since it was abandoned. Sadly, the idiot came and got it the next day.

  2. I’d be more worried about leaning forward and dropping my phone into a urinal or something than anything else.

  3. The iPhone 4 is more like a Bulldog 44, i.e., a wanna be. The latest Android phones crush the POS iPhone in all relevant performance categories.

    • And yet, the iPhone continues to be the #1 phone in the world, Apple has more cash than the U.S. Government, and returns on Android phones stand at about 40% (while iPhones get returned at a rate of around 1%). Wow. Maybe all the people who prefer the iPhone experience are just willing sheeple, drinking the Steve Jobs Kool-Aid.

      Or perhaps most people want a phone that just works.

      • Gee Brad, even mikeb seems to have a better sense of humor.

        If you want a phone that works and it has to be an iPhone at least go with Verizon. ATT sucks.

        • They ALL suck. CDMA sucks because you can’t do data/voice simultaneously. AT&T sucks because, well, because they’re AT&T. I used to be on Sprint. They REALLY suck. I like what Apple’s done with iOS5 – they have created a seamless text app that will circumvent the carrier’s SMS crap if you’re going iPhone to iPhone. If the new WiFi spec becomes standard, we may be able to give up on carriers entirely, as it allows for a 60 mile range.

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