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Bluetooth Ericofon – the iconic handset returns without the wires

We do love the Ericofon. In  fact, we still use an original one in the house. Of course, you are limited because of the wire and the landline with the original, but not so the Bluetooth Ericofon.

Yes, you can now get a wireless version of a phone that looks like the future, but actually dates back as far as the 1940s. Not that the phone is new. The Bluetooth Ericofon uses a vintage handset, but one that has been tweaked to connect via Bluetooth to your mobile phone.

Ring someone wirelessly using the dial on the bottom of the phone. But on top of that, it offers redial a number, speed dial, voice recognition and text message notifications. All via a classic handset.

It doubtless takes a lot of work to convert a vintage handset into something that looks almost new and offers all of that modern-era functionality and as such, the Bluetooth Ericofon does not come cheap. It retails for $600 (around £392), with lots of colours on offer and a charger included. An investment, but quite a cool one.

Find out more at the Bluetooth Ericofon website

Of course, if you want one with the wires, you can get vintage models on eBay as well as a modern-day reproduction known as the ScandiPhone.