I fully support this. I am tired of people walking around with weird-looking hands-free gadget stuck in their ears. The Tie Up is a new concept for hands-free communication that tackles the problem of poor sound quality (e.g., echo, speakerphone effect) while having a stylish design derived from a business/fashion icon, The Tie.
As opposed to the earpiece, which is just far from your mouth; the Tie Up provides better sound for the people you are conversing with by placing the mic right below your mouth. Simply wear your 'techie tie', slide it up the lanyard to answer and down to hang up. Volume can be controlled (up/down) by circular motion.