Tuesday, May 28, 2013

VTech Review

One thing in life that I am obsessed with is anything vintage. I'm a huge fan of the 60's and 70's.  I love  the retro clothes, the electronics, the bake ware, the accessories, and everything else.  All of it is so fun and fabulous.  Of course there are few things today that are made the same way they were 40 years ago.  Retro pieces have so much character and history that I want to own as many items as possible.

VTech is the world's largest manufacturer of cordless telephones. They've been allowing people to have conversations all over the world for 27 years now.  The phones come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. My family always had a VTech cordless phone when I was growing up.  The company is reliable, dependable and the products are built to last.  If you're searching for a new phone, VTech has the perfect one for you. 

When I moved into my current apartment 8 months ago, I noticed we had a land line jack in the kitchen.  I know land lines aren't as popular as they used to be, but I wanted to fill the space and hook up a phone. I thought to myself, it'd be really cool and more fun to have a vintage 1960's phone hooked up, instead of a regular ordinary cordless phone.  I bought a vintage rotary corded Trimline phone and unfortunately it just didn't work. I was disappointed because I wanted that unique retro feel in my kitchen, but it just wasn't in the cards.

Not long after, VTech contacted me to review their new classic white retro phone.  This was right up my alley and I was so excited to receive it.

How cool is this phone? The sleek contemporary style with modern day rotary dial is to die for!

I am in love with this phone and I've only owned it for an hour! The shipping on it was very speedy.  The pearly white color is beautiful.  The unit does come in a few other colors too if you're looking for a little more pizazz.  What I love most about the phone is the design.  It looks like a modern updated version of those old push button phones from the 80's. The cordless handset and base are very light and extremely thin, which is another favorite feature of mine. 

The phone itself is very easy to use.  I had no problem installing it and it worked right away.  You can dial by either using the handset buttons, or the rotary buttons.  I had to get used to dialing with the rotary buttons, I was a little slow at first! When the phone rings it has a fun old timey ring that I enjoyed hearing.  It also lights up a pretty blue underneath too. Yes, I did call the phone many times just to hear it! The buttons are easy to see and dial and the volume and clarity is perfect when making a call.  The phone is comfortable to hold in my hand too. The interface window shows the date, time, and if you have any messages or missed calls. You can access your messages by pushing "1" on the rotary button. I love that the face is digital.   The unit has a built in answering machine which is very convenient. The phone also has a speakerphone which is handy if you don't want to hold the phone to talk if you're cooking, etc. 

I'm really enjoying the phone so far and it's happily hanging out on the counter on my kitchen.  I definitely think it's a conversation piece and people will want to know where to buy it.  I will say it's from VTech of course!

*DISCLOSURE* I received this complimentary phone from VTech in exchange for this review.  All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else. 

1 comment :

  1. yay! You finally found a retro phone... I remember the one you wanted that you'd gotten and how disappointed you were when it didn't work!