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Futuristic Home Phone Features Surround Sound

Futuristic Home Phone Features Surround Sound
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With a dual launch at CES and on Kickstarter, this phone features a 360 degree speaker and looks like a flashlight.

Emma Hutchings
  • 10 january 2013

French startup UrbanHello has launched a new smart device at CES and on Kickstarter. ‘Home Phone’ is an easy-to-use cordless telephone designed for the whole household.

The inbuilt 360° speaker offers HD sound for clear conversations and it can automatically switch to hands-free mode to transform itself into a loudspeaker when required.

New Home Phone Looks Like Something George Jetson Would Use

The handset is 100% compatible with any standard DECT-GAP base station and with any advanced internet gateway with the CAT-iq standard. The simplistic keyboard features just the essential buttons and two discrete OLED displays located on the top and bottom of the handset only self-activate when the phone is in use to reduce power consumption.

New Home Phone Looks Like Something George Jetson Would Use

The Home Phone claims to offer 50% more autonomous talk time compared to other telephones and it is also capable of lasting more than 8 days on standby. The device is available on Kickstarter in a range of colors for a pledge of $119. Check out the campaign video below to learn more about the phone:

Home Phone

 

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