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Invented by Bill Hass, the Bone Phone was a Spandex-covered portable radio that one could drape over their shoulders and instead of using headphones, it sends the sound through your bones and directly into your head.
Joggers, cyclists and disco roller skaters loved this device that was heavily marketed at Radio Shack retail locations nationwide.
My father had purchased one and it truly was a pretty neat device. You could listen to the radio, adjust the volume and hear the environment around you; and not a single sound could be heard by anyone else. At five pounds it was a little cumbersome, but it was certainly unique.
And now, like most technological gadgets of the era, it’s mostly forgotten by the masses.