Bizarre Yet Genius Home Phone

The UrbanHello home phone is a strange looking HD voice device but once you see the demo, it totally makes sense. Although I may poo-poo and even laugh at the idea of keeping a landline, hundreds of millions of people still use one. As my mom says, “the cell phone is for personal calls, the landland represents the family.” In a nutshell, UrbanHello is a wireless, HD voice device that turns hands free just by placing it upright. The sound automatically switches to a speaker phone of sorts transmitting sound in 360º.

The design is ultra minimalistic with two OLED displays and an alphanumeric keypad. Currently a Kickstarter project, the phone has already gathered multiple awards from trade shows, notably an Innovations Award from CES.

Designers: UrbanHello via Kickstarter