Sunday, August 9, 2009

My Third Gadget From US

Is this a gadget? Errr... I don't know. Perhaps it is because of its shape but it delivers nothing fancy, at least to me.

I did not really look for one when I was in Houston. Someone messaged to help looking for a pair of walkie-talkie watches after I told myself not to visit any gadget stores anymore in the last week stay. So what's the outcome? I could not find the watches but caught myself to spend the last 5 x USD$10 notes on this flying saucer! Someone to be blamed! Pay me back! :P

This is the true self of the flying saucer...


The RCA Conference Phone 25001RE2 in the box. You might be able to see the price tag USD$39.99 at the bottom right, about RM150 which the usual price was USD$199. Big discount because this model has been discontinued.

Here is the content in the box...


Nothing fancy, a 2-line screen with the keypad (very nice to press)...


Turn turtle the phone you get the power inlet, line in and a data port that allows you to connect another phone/fax...


At each side, there's a sensor...


According to manual, these sensors sense the room size and adjust accordingly (i.e. echo setting) during the call. There's a big label on the phone to explain it...


Sounds like a cool feature.

Again, another US product that I need a step-down transformer...


Power it on and it is ready to serve you (of course with all cables connected properly)...


Press the On / Off button and dial the number...


The LEDs light up. The quality of the loudspeaker sounds good, a bit bassy but quite clear. However, the voices from the loudspeaker were up and down during the initial time of the call, I guess the phone was adjusting to the room size.

I have yet to try it thoroughly, I am still using the old phone that still serves me very well...


I am running out of power socket on my desk, this is why I am still using the old one most of the times, and its analog loudspeaker is louder than the conference phone.

Well, personally I am not a phone guy, or phrase it this way, I am phobic to phone calls. I become like this ever since I joined my company. Imagine spending your daytime talking on phone and join teleconferences during night time daily, including to be on call over weekend, I am just sick of phone. Even with friend calls, I tend to exhibit the conference call behavior - get the agenda discussed and hang up, don't call me with no agenda. I know this may not be good for maintaining relationship especially with the loved one, but I just can't help, the job just changed my characters 180 degrees. But if you look from other angle, perhaps I can be a good listener. Hehe...

Now, the little cutie starts calling me. She starts learning to chat over phone. I am trying very hard not to show my conference call habit, I just worry I might turn her down from calling me, she has been showing her passionate to talk to me. I need more "training" before she stops calling me, may be I should restart my old time talk cock (over phone) character randomly with anyone in my phone books. So, can I have you phone number? Hehe...

This is my third gadget from US. And it's the last too.