New gadgets don’t always have to be about the smallest, or the most powerful or the biggest screen, sometimes they’re just about making life easier. Take this CSC1000 Amplified FreedomTalk by ClearSounds for example. Big numbers on the dial pad, handset speaker that can clean up voices and amplify them by 55dB, calling number announcement, and best of all photo buttons instead of impossible-to-remember or impossible-to-see speedials. There’s a bright orange emergency button to ring for help, built-in answering machine and a flashing light that lets you know when the phone rings. US$179.95
If you have special needs, this special phone system is the ultimate answer. CSC1000 helps you overcome hearing and vision challenges. Want to know who’s calling? Caller ID announces the number in a clear voice and displays it on a large backlit screen. Need to be sure you’re dialing correctly? An oversized, talking keypad confirms each key you press. The system features eight photo dial buttons, so you don’t even need to know the numbers of your friends and relatives. Just press a familiar face.