design or function ? the Doorbot Wifi Doorbell.

Doesn’t this look wrong ? It’s supposed to be an high-tech doorbell, which I have no doubt it is, but the design… I’m speechless. It looks just like an elevator pannel. You don’t believe  me ? look at this picture and tell me the contrary:

There is even a glowing light ! “which floor are we going mom ?/ It’s not an elevator my son, just an ugly doorbell” And it’s made of “unibody aluminium”, in order to look like apple (or star wars, I don’t know). Seriously guys, aluminium isn’t the only metal on earth is it ? Of course the camera is 3 foot long, like every normal camera.

Appart from that, It’s a camera that can viewed from “anywhere in the world” from your Iphone( so you can make people believe you’re at home). The great feature I give in are the lokitron capabilities, which I’ve already talked about. When someone rings, you get instant one way video chatting, and a lock/unlock button, if a lockitron is connected to your network.

Overall, it’s a great product in a shitty design. I think I will wait to have one with Lockitron neat design, not this elevator functional object.

The home phone, a 360° speaker as a phone

yeah, 2013 is here, and kickstarter is coming back from the holidays with scool projects ! 😀 today, I want to tell you about the home phone, which is a french project, from Paris. You can tell by their accent in the video 😉

Anyway, what does the home phone can do better than any other classic phone ?

For first, a 360° speaker is built-in in the base, making it possible to speak with many people at the same time, which is often needed because only grandparents call the home phone, and they want to speak with everybody.

don’t think however that you can’t speak in the phone without earplug: if the home phone is off the table, it will lower the sound and make it unidirectional  Put it back in the table and everyone can hear. speaking while not putting a phone directly on your ear ,according to them,reduces electromagnetic exposure by 99%. Oh, and it’s HD sound, what Iphone are supposed to be capable of, but so far only T-Mobile announced HD call. 

the battery can last twice as much as the average phone, but a docking station is provided so it should’t be an issue. Voicemail is possible you you have one. On top of that is a little screen, to show who called, etc. At the back is the keypad, which seems to me the only downside of the home phone. Imagine you think you typed the wrong number, you therefore need to turn the phone over to check if that’s true. the advantage is that you dont see the terrible keypad with rubber buttons. In this aspect, the keypad really look like any phone.

voila, that’s all for the home phone. It’s currently on kicksarter, but hurry my friend, the 54£(85$) version is already sold out !