As a blogger who frequently features recipes, I am often in the kitchen preparing a dish for publication, while watching my daughter and recording the ingredients as I add them. Several other things are probably happening at the same time as well. I simply can’t hold a phone and get things done efficiently, but I still want to keep in touch with my friends and family. Answering the phone, when I have my hands covered with flour or just touched raw meat, is just not going to happen. I assume most busy moms can relate with that scenario. We don’t want to miss important phone calls, but dropping everything to check who is calling, is inconvenient to say the least.
These issues were a constant annoyance for me, so when Mom Central, was looking for bloggers to review the Vtech LS6475-3 phone system, I jumped at the chance. The feature list was quite impressive, and would solve most of the phone issues that had been troubling me. I have not been disappointed.
Upon opening the box, I was immediately impressed with the sturdy sleek well thought out design. The handsets while thin, still have a decent weight and length to them, making then comfortable to hold. They seem like they could readily handle being dropped, which inevitably happens. I also like the ample size of the push buttons. The buttons on my old phone were far more difficult to press accurately. The audio is a bit clearer too. The answering machine has an effective simple design. The primary functions are toggled across from each other on a large circular button, so I barely have to look to play, skip, delete or repeat a message. A vast improvement on my old system.
The Vtech LS6475-3 has already beat my old system in all the functions they share, but the Vtech has many additional convenient features:
- Voice Announce Caller ID The phone announces who is calling. This saves me from dropping what I am doing, for telemarketers and such.
- Push -to-Talk This handy walkie-talkie feature will avoid the need to holler to family members from different sections of the house.
- Handset Speaker Phone Put the phone down and continue your conversation, even let other family members join in the discussion.
- Cordless Headset Continue about your business, while having a conversation. You are completely hands free to do household chores or projects, while talking on the phone, anywhere in the house.
I am very pleased with this multi-tasking phone system, and have no qualms about recommending it. I actually have no complaints so far with using it. It has made having phone conversations while dealing with daily household activities far easier.
This would make a terrific gift for the busy mom in your life. The set comes with two handsets and one headset, but is expandable up to 12 devices (two of which can be cordless head sets), and retails for $99.95.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of VTech and received a product sample to facilitate my review.