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Space-Age Phone

New business manufactures dime-size microphone/receiver to replace the traditional phone handset.
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Inventor Woody Norris was developing a miniature telephone headset for NASA astronauts when the Challenger disaster put the project on hold. So he began looking for earthly applications and came up with a dime-size microphone/receiver that fits in the user's ear, replacing the traditional handset or headset. It's being marketed by Compass International, in La Jolla, Calif.

-- Leslie Brokaw

Last updated: Sep 1, 1988




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