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Motorola debuts D10 and D11 eco DECT phones

Moto's new models models are made from 20 per cent recycled materials and have an 'eco mode' which reduces energy consumption and bumps up battery life.

Following lukewarmly on the heels of BT's energy efficient home phones in January, Motorola has launched two 'green' DECT phones. The D10 and D11 are designed to save energy and have a smaller carbon footprint than your average blower.

Both models are made from 20 per cent recycled materials and have an 'eco mode' which reduces energy consumption and bumps up battery life. Judging from how often Crave's usual DECT phones get left out of their docks and run flat, we'd welcome anything that extends their batteries.

The duo's bog-standard feature mix of phone book, monochrome screens, hands-free speakerphone and polyphonic ringtones is offset by one kooky touch: a 'glow ring'. Rather than having to squint at the screens to see if you've had a missed call, you'll be able to see from the other side of the room thanks to an orange (D10) or blue (D11) glowing light.

Both phones come in various incarnations, including ones with answering machines and extender packs for multiple rooms. They're on sale this month, with prices to be confirmed.