Nate and I like to think of ourselves as pretty tech-savvy. We ditched our DVD player and bought a Playstation 3 right when they launched, back when they were like $6oo. My laptop is less than an inch thick (although the screen is bigger than most people's microwaves). We both ditched our land lines the day we went off to college. BUT there are times when we yearn for the comfort and convenience of the bigger technology of yesteryears. For example, I do a lot of photo editing on Nate's giant desktop because I like the fine control and precision of a mouse in my hand.
As much as I love my iPhone for texting and browsing the internet, I hate making phone calls on it. The ear buds kind of bug and the cords wind up getting tangled up with whatever else I'm trying to accomplish. The speakerphone system on the iPhone also leaves a lot to be desired. I'm a multi-tasker, and I miss the ability to cradle a phone against my jaw as I juggle household chores. If I try that with my iPhone, I inevitably wind up hanging up on someone with my chin. Enter this new gadget called the Good Call. At just $80, this little handset is a steal.
The Good Call system syncs to your iPhone4s, iPhone4, iPhone 3Gs and iPhone3G with bluetooth so you can answer cell phone calls wirelessly using a portable phone akin to the home phones we used to use. The phone is light and, yes, fits comfortably in the shoulder nook. The system includes a base that plugs into the wall to charge the Good Call handset and iPhone (although the iPhone does NOT need to be docked in order to make or receive calls!). It's also perfect for the country home, where cell service can be spotty. We simply set the base in a place where our iPhone receives a reliable signal, dock our iPhone and then we're free to move about the house with the Good Call handset. No more awkwardly bobbing and weaving and “Can you hear me now?” attempting to find the zone where our phones actually work.
The handset also comes with a handy on/off switch so you don't have to manually turn the bluetooth off on your iPhone if you want calls to stop coming through the Good Call handset when you're home. I love it when technology is this easy to operate – I seriously wish my car's bluetooth system had an on/off switch for when I'm idly sitting in a parking lot, waiting for Nate to run an errand.
Nate, of course, loves the Good Call. He says I'm behind the times and that the whole “old is new again” thing is a big trend in the industry nowadays. People are converting their Instagram images into traditional photo albums and hooking oldfangled typewriter systems up to their iPads. I guess I've been too lost in my tiny tech to notice. Fortunately I'm up on what's hip now, and you can be too! Learn more about Good Call on YouTube, check out their new commercial, or enter to win your own system below. Also, be sure to check out the the Twitter party tomorrow, where Good Call will be giving away 2 units every 15 minutes during the party as well as 5 units prior to the party for people who help promote the party ahead of time!
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