Less is More With the Stylish Orefon

Less is More With the Stylish Orefon

Range Govindan
Sep 2, 2009

It's true that more and more people are using alternatives to land lines. Since internet connections have migrated to DSL and cable, land lines have become less useful. Most cable companies offer VOIP phones that are powered by the same routers that enable you to surf the net. That doesn't mean that telephones are a thing of the past.

This gorgeous handset was created by Canadian designer Kit Men in collaboration with Oregon Scientific. With clean lines and expandability, the Orefon is sleek enough to fit in most contemporary and modern rooms. It will be the flagship phone of the Oregon Scientific phone line and features high-end cosmetic design elements. It's part of the second-generation of product updates to the DECT phones. It proposes a simpler design that we've seen as a trend this year. Naturally, additional handsets can be added to the base station.

We like the burnt orange finish and subtle icons that are embedded into the keypad. This kind of follows the Mac ethic of minimalism in design without compromising functionality. It's extremely aesthetic and we like it. Hopefully, it can be used as VOIP handset, ie plugged into a router or cable modem. Otherwise, it would have limited use.

[via Trendsnow, images by Kit Men]

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