I have given much thought to the notion of ditching my landline, as I make and take the majority of calls on my cell phone and don’t like the idea of paying for two services. When I ran across the Dock-N-Talk by Phone Labs, I saw it as a sign. The Dock-N-Talk operates like a universal docking station for cell phones. Compatible with over 900 types of cell phones, the Dock-N-Talk allows you to charge your phone AND take cell phone calls in the house using your ordinary corded or cordless telephones. This means no more missed calls because of patchy cell reception, and no more cradling an impossibly small cell phone between ear and shoulder while doing dishes, cooking, etc. And best of all—no more cell phone radiation exposure during long calls and conversations. The only challenge might be training myself to dock the cell phone as soon as I am home. The docking station costs about $140, and the necessary corresponding cell phone cable that connects phone to station costs $20. An available Bluetooth Module for wireless interfacing between phone and station runs for $80. Available now.

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