ePure Bluetooth Station gives iPhones comfy homes

This wireless gadget from Swissvoice morphs mobiles into landlines.

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It may sound wacky but a new accessory from Swissvoice, the ePure Bluetooth Station, will transform cell phones into virtual home handsets. The setup is designed to mimic the shape and feel of an old-school desktop ringer but is capable of much more.

First, Swissvoice says the ePure Bluetooth Station will charge most makes and models of smartphones and handsets. It will also connect to devices via Bluetooth to function as a "traditional" home phone complete with removable receiver. The device is also made to function as both a speaker phone and a wireless stereo speaker for enjoying music and other phone-based audio.

I personally think the ePure Bluetooth Station looks just plain funky, in a good way. Of course the device would really turn heads if there were a way to hide your handset inside the accessory or perhaps rest it on its base for wireless charging. If you're interested, the Swissvoice ePure Bluetooth Station will cost $149.99 for an iPhone-specific version and $139.99 for a universal model, both sold through Amazon.


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Brian Bennett is senior editor for appliances at CNET and reviews a wide range of household and smart-home products. These include everything from microwave ovens, blenders, ranges and coffee makers to personal weather stations. An NYC native, Brian now resides in bucolic Louisville, Kentucky where he dreams of someday owning the sparkling house of the future.

 

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