Every so often a device or accessory release lands in the Pocket-lint inbox that is so damn ridiculous that it borders on genius.

The limited edition gold POP phone is one such example.

Produced by Native Union, the POP handset has been designed by David Turpin and is modelled on a 1950s Bakelite telephone.

The POP works with all mobile phones, Bluetooth devices and computers - it either plugs into your 3.5mm jack or via a hands-free USB adaptor. There's noise reduction tech on board too, plus for the techno-paranoid it reduces exposure to potentially harmful radiation emissions.

By that's all by-the-by. The USP of the gold POP is that you'd look such an absolute fool using it. And, if the popularity of artists such as N-Dubz, Tinchy Strider or Lady Gaga proves anything, it's that fool is the new cool.

Out now, the gold POP phones are available in Harrod’s stores and on the Native Union website for £60.