Seems that every time you turn around there is another annoyingly noisy electronic kids’ toy requiring batteries to be replaced. The Ecotronic Eco Phone is an annoyingly noisy electronic kids’ toy with a difference – you can’t silence it by pulling the batteries out. When it goes quiet all you have to do is shake it to restore its charge. Not that any kids I know would ever shake a toy to see what noises it could make. Around €12 from various retailers.
For kids who need to keep in touch then a phone is the essential piece of kit. But unlike the adult’s versions, this handset lights up and has lots of sounds for you to discover. What’s more the batteries will never run down as guess what? There aren’t any! All you have to do to keep it fully charged is give it a good shake!