Why Get Smart’s shoe phone is better than Apple’s iPhone

Among the many pleasures of the movie adaptation of TV’s Get Smart is the moment when Steve Carrell’s Maxwell Smart takes a trip to the CONTROL Museum and finds the shoe phone: a portable communications device way ahead of its time.
In honour of the movie and YouTube’s recent Shoe Phones Across America contest, we salute a machine that trumps Apple’s over-hyped consumer product on so many levels:

1. Very little chance of losing the device, unless you visit someone with really nice carpet.

2. No need for an over-inflated data plan from Rogers.

3. Encourages users to sit while speaking.

4. Dress-up style more appropriate for corporate settings.

5. For once it’s the device, not the customer, that gets stepped on.

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