Give Your iPhone a Hand...a Handset

Give Your iPhone a Hand...a Handset

Joel Pirela
Aug 11, 2011

After killing your landline, you may experience a little bit of nostalgia for the good old fashion telephone handset. But ditching the landline doesn't mean you have to go without the comfort (and oftentimes the clarity) of a handset, with several plug-in and cordless add-ons to mimic your dearly missed wired line technology.

Kee Desk Phone Dock
The Kee Desk Phone Dock is beautifully designed, with brushed aluminum and glossy plastic surface detailing, it will charge your iphone while looking pretty at the same time. It has the ability to play audio via its two stereo speakers. Comes with a microphone, volume control and instant mute selection, and now available for $150.

Moshi Moshi iphone Docking Station
The Native Union Moshi Moshi (Japanese for "hello") is a Bluetooth iPhone docking station with both modernist and retro character. Now you can pickup phone calls while your mobile charges up (they offer another model which allows for charging/docking vertically while also accepting calls). It has something called "MultiPoint" support, which enables your connection to your iPhone and Skype on your computer simultaneously. You can use the built-in audio out to connect external speakers. Batteries will provide you up to 6 hours of talk time and 120 hours of stand by.

Compatible with all iPhone models, the iRetrofone turns your smartphone into a traditional corded phone like the one in your grandma's kitchen. In addition to being a functioning phone in its own right, the iRetrofone also syncs and charges your iPhone. Available in a variety of different styles and colors, such as pink, red, green, purple, and clear. We don't know if we want to go that retro, but it's good to have some options!

iFusion SmartStation
For those looking to integrate their iPhone with an office phone, this maybe the best option. The dock comes in white or black and instantly converts your iPhone into a standard desk phone. With a built-in USB cable the iPhone can be charged and synced while docked. Bluetooth connects the iPhone, and with A2DP streaming, music can be played using the SmartStation speaker.

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