Chicago - Cobra Electronics introduced a device that lets users transfer cellphone calls to their landlines.
The PhoneLynx system uses
Bluetooth to pair the cellphone with home phones. When the cellphone rings, all
the home phones ring, and outgoing calls made through a home phone reportedly
go through using the cellphone number.
According to Cobra, installation is similar to pairing a cellphone with a wireless headset.
"The Cobra PhoneLynx system truly represents the next generation of home telecommunications," said Sally Washlow, Cobra's marketing and sales senior VP, in a statement. "With the Cobra PhoneLynx system, there's simply no reason for most people to waste hundreds of dollars each year on home phone bills."
Other benefits touted by Cobra include the ability to keep the cellphone charging rather than in use, the ability to take calls in non-cell-friendly areas in the home, such as basements, and increased call clarity using the company's ClearCall noise-canceling technology.
The system will be available this month for a $59.95 suggested retail.