Answer the cell phone on a land line

The "Xlink Cellular Gateway" lets you take your land calls on a mobile handset and vice-versa.

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If you're an apartment dweller in Manhattan or San Francisco, you might as well skip this item because it'll probably seem utterly useless. But if you're in any other part of the country--with an abode that's more than a closet-sized studio--this device might actually come in handy.

The "Xlink Cellular Gateway" is a networking hub that lets you take your land-line calls on your mobile phone and vice-versa. That means if you leave your Vertu " Signature Cobra " in your library while retiring to the billiards parlor, you won't miss any important cell calls from the broker.

The $170 Xlink works with up to three mobile handsets as long as they have Bluetooth connections, according to Coolest-Gadgets. And if you misplace your cellie as often as we do, it'll save the cost of getting one of those remote locator devices .

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