It’s funny how we embrace things that were once an inconvenience or simply just not considered cool at the time, large in part because they were very trendy. Remember the rotary phone? It was an archaic method of dialing out and by some accounts a nightmare of scenario if you had to make a long distance call…in an emergency. It’s complete conjecture, but perhaps 911 was instituted thanks to the rotary phone.
The VTech LS6195 is a 100% digital phone yet sports the facade of, you guessed it, a rotary phone from a time past. Unlike the phones of the 70s and perhaps even 80s, this rotary phone boasts a DECT 6 cordless connectivity ensuring that your calls stay encrypted and work up to 500 feet from the base station. There is of course the requisite caller ID, 50 person phone book, a 14-minute digital answering machine, a backlit keyboard and a form factor like no other. It’s just too bad the handset doesn’t include a keypad and Bluetooth connectivity for connecting your smartphone to the LS6195.
On the upside, the Vtech LS6195 costs just $59.95 and includes free shipping.