The Swissvoice ePure DECT telephone is proof, along with the Sagemcom Sixty cordless phone, that the humble old home phone is not standing still design-wise.
It’s not exactly high-tech, but the Swissvoice ePure is definitely high-design – amongst the awards the ePure has won is the Design for Asia Award 2010. It’s a Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) – the long way of saying it’s a cordless phone. The battery provides 10 hours of talk time on a full charge, and will get by for 150 hours on standby. The handset will work up to 50 metres away from the base indoors, and 300 metres outdoors.
At the moment there is no answering machine capability, but Swissvoice are planning on releasing an ePure with an inbuilt answering machine a little later this year.
Swissvoice ePure price and availability
Swissvoice is a – believe it or not – Swiss company, and as such the ePure is only on sale in Europe. You can Swissvoice ePure buy the buy the Swissvoice ePure on the Amazon UK online store.
It runs around £70 for the complete unit, and £50 for additional handsets.
Swissvoice ePure specifications
Display: 1.4’’ backlit dot matrix display
Ringtones: Choice of 10 melodies, deactivation possible
Expandable: Up to 5 handsets and 4 bases
Paging: Locate mislaid handsets
Directory: Stores up to 100 phone numbers
Battery: Lithium-ion (3.7 V, 550 mAh)
What do you think? Is the Swissvoice ePure too much a ‘look at me’ device for your home or office?