Panasonic has a few new DECT 6.0 cordless phones for 2009, including the KX-TG7400 series, which retails for less than $100 for a two-handset package. The main difference between this model and the popular KX-TG6400 series is a larger LCD: the 7400 series has a 2.1-inch LCD while the KX-TG6400 has a 1.8-inch LCD. Also, this model adds "Choice Mail" Selectable Voice Message (a form of visual voice mail) to an already strong feature set.
Read our full review to find out why it's currently our top-rated cordless phone.
New for 2009, VTech's LS6225/LS6215 series is one of the company's featured DECT 6.0 cordless phone lines. VTech has a reputation for making sleek and stylish cordless phones and the LS6225 series is an eye-catcher, with a shiny black finish, touch buttons on the base unit/digital answering machine, and a slight curve to the handsets that follows the contour of your face. You can get this model in packages of two and three handsets (the system is expandable to 12 handsets), as well as a unit that leaves off the answering machine.
In this day and age when more people are ditching landlines and just using cell phones, it may seem a little shocking that CNET is reviewing cordless phones. But that's just what we're doing.
The fact is a lot of people still buy cordless phones, and with the industry moving toward Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) 6.0 as a standard, we've decided to initiate coverage again, focusing exclusively on DECT 6.0 models.
First up: Panasonic's KX-TG6400 series. It sits at the heart of Panasonic's DECT 6.0 cordless phone lineup, with two-handset bundles … Read more
It's amazing how easily I can fall in a love with a good-looking appliance, even If I don't need it. Kalorik's new Aqua collection of small appliances includes a lovely cordless kettle for boiling water without having to turn on a stovetop.
My kitchen is already home to an instant hot water tap, a large hot water urn, a stovetop, and an old-fashioned kettle. And yet, there's something about this kettle that beckons me. This is the kind of kettle you can serve from at the dining room table and just smile knowingly when your guests … Read more