The Bone Fone: Radio Shack's Attempt At Making Collarbones Musical
By James Grahame
The Bone Fone was a floppy fabric covered tube that housed an AM/FM radio and two speakers. It was designed to be warn around the neck like a scarf, with the speakers resting on your collarbone. The idea, of course, was that sound was transferred directly from the little speakers into your body. I played with one briefly as a kid, but can't recollect what it felt or sounded like. It was marketed through Radio Shack, and I'm beginning to wish that I'd kept my dad's copies of their catalogs from the early 1980s.