Tim and I haven’t had a land line since 2004, which is exactly when we got cell phones for the first time. We were late to the cell phone party, but early to the “no house phone” party, I suppose. But in 2012, it’s actually quite common to drop your house line. Your cell phone is with you at all times, even in your house, so there’s little need for an additional phone line.
But I have to tell you, there are certain things I miss about land lines. To be more accurate, what I really miss are the phones, themselves. Yes, my iPhone is like a miniature version of the 8th wonder of the world. It can do all sorts of fun tricks and it certainly helps keep me connected in the way that a land line phone never could.
I miss the way I could easily cradle a phone in between my ear and my neck. With my iPhone, any time I try to do that I end up hurting my neck and hanging up on the person on the other line. That touch screen feature is cool for a lot of things, but it can be a pain when you are just trying to have a conversation!
Well, folks, now I get to have my house phone back, without actually having to get a land line. There’s a BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW product out called Good Call, and I lurves it!!!
Here’s what landed on my door step on Wednesday afternoon:
Good Call is an iPhone handset. It’s also an iPhone docking station. Basically, it’s iPhone awesomeness. Wanna see how it works? Check this quick video out!
I love how the product is smart enough to really talk with your iPhone, and you can use the nifty voice activated feature to call folks in your address book without even touching your iPhone. So cool! I’m also enjoying having a second docking station in my home. We have a docking station upstairs, but during the day, Layah and I are almost exclusively downstairs. It’s great to have another easy place to get my charge on! Also, while I’m talking on my handset, my iPhone is STILL charging, all without me being tied down with a cord. LOVE it!!!! Here are some shots of my family using the Good Call. I love how Darah reacted to using it. She’d never seen a phone without a touch screen before! Ha!
I probably don’t need to remind you that Father’s Day is this weekend. If you have an awesome father in your life, whether it be your own dad or the father of your kiddos, this would be a fantabulous gift to get him! True, it isn’t yet available, but that’s part of the fun of the gift, especially if the man you are thinking of loves to get the latest gadgets…this is so new you CAN’T even buy it yet. The product launch happens on June 19th on the Good Call website.
There will also be a Twitter party (register here!) this Tuesday from 1-2pm EST, during which 2 units will be given away every 15 minutes. That’s a party not to miss, for sure!
But for the next few days, the only way to get your hands on this awesome gadget is to win it on a select number of blogs.
Speaking of which…
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