Native Union has been pushing its corded handsets for smartphones for some time now, but the Curve Twin is perhaps the first we’d actually have on our desk. Hooking up a tactile, soft-touch wired handset to two devices – Native Union is pushing the idea of your iPhone and iPad, though anything with a 3.5mm jack will work – and then propping them up on a stand, the Curve Twin can flick between the lines at the push of a button.
That way, you can field incoming voice calls on your smartphone and VoIP calls on your iPad simultaneously, or indeed hook up a pair of regular phones or your laptop. The audio cables are spring-retractable, so tidy themselves up automatically, and there’s noise-reduction to improve audio quality.
The handset itself can be detached from the weighted base and plugged directly into a phone for more portable use, and there’s an optional USB adapter for devices without 3.5mm jacks. The only thing really missing is charging facilities; we’d like to have seen a way to easily rejuice your tablet and phone while they’re in place.
The Native Union Curve Twin is available now, in matte black or gloss white, priced at $59.99.