The direct response TV ad for the GoJo Hands Free Headset looks like a spoof until you realize it's not.
Chalk this one up as one of those products that falls into the stupid but brilliant category.
In fact, the first time a lot of people see the direct-response TV ad for the GoJo Hands Free Headset, they're not sure whether it's a spoof or not.
But oh, no, it's real. Very real. And the GoJo's billed as "the only phone accessory on earth that's truly hands free." Better yet, it works with all cell phones, even cordless phones, and it doesn't require batteries. Rather, it simply has a suction cup that adheres to the back of your phone and the rest of the flexible plastic "headset" slips over your head as fast as you can say "one Mississippi."
Of course, people have been jury-rigging cell phones to their ears for a while (slipping your phone under a headband usually does the trick), but this is much slicker. It's an accessory version of one of our favorite Web sites of all time, Sidetalkin'.
As with a lot of these as-seen-on-TV offers, the cost can be a little tricky to figure out. Apparently, you get two "headsets" for $10, plus $7.95 shipping and handling. However, you get an additional two headsets for "free," but you then have to pay an additional $7.95 for shipping and handling.
So it looks like you're paying $25.90 for four (and I'm not sure on the tax situation). Supposedly, there's a money-back guarantee, but you don't get the $15.90 in shipping and handling charge back. In other words, buyer beware.