It won’t be long before the wire-line telephone system finally gets turned off.  Now would be a good time to make the move to either using your cell as your primary phone or, as in my case, move over to VOIP ( voice over INTERNET protocol ).  If you are a regular reader of The Gadgeteer… Read More

Who reading this doesn’t have a cell/smart phone? With mobile technology today, I would venture to guess a lot of our readers have done away with an old-fashioned line (landline or VOIP) in favor of cellular service. But, what if you have both a cell phone and a line service, or what if you just… Read More

There are a lot of exciting and interesting gadgets out there.  Unfortunately, this is not one of them, but it does the job and if you’re running a small business or do a lot of calling from your desk, this could be the way to go.  To differentiate itself from the masses the KX-TG9471 from Panasonic has an interesting… Read More

A lot of modern electronics are not ‘friendly’ to people with special needs, including those associated with aging. Small buttons, small print, confusing labels, low volumes, high-pitched sounds, and so on can cause real problems for a good chunk of the population. The Amplicom AB900 Amplified Answering Machine offers a solution as far as answering… Read More

Being born in the 1970s, I grew up in a world where landline telephones were a central part of every person’s life.  Every teenage girl had a princess phone, and every family kitchen had a wall-mounted phone with a ridiculously long cord.  Talking on the phone hands-free meant tilting one’s head sideways and using one’s… Read More

I’ve been using the VTech 6042 Two Handset Cordless Phone System since reviewing it a little over 2 years ago. It’s been a decent phone and  answer machine, but after 2 years, I’m ready to try something different. How about another VTech phone? I’m replacing the 6042 system with the Vtech Expandable Cordless Phone System… Read More