Bang & Olufsen's BeoCom 2 cordless telephone is a unique design departure utilising a single piece of curved aluminium to create a slender, tactile shape that's easy to pick up, handle and operate with one hand. The unit includes a built in phone book and stores the previous 16 incoming and outgoing calls, but the real bonus in functionality is the BeoCom2's ability to double as a remote volume controller for Bang & Olufsen stereo and television equipment, eliminating the frustration of trying to find that elusive TV remote before answering the phone. Another welcome change is the ring tone. Specially developed to mimic tubular wind-chimes, the aim is to create a sound that is unobtrusive but still capable of getting your attention (though we suggest discarding any real wind-chimes). The BeoCom 2 will cost AUS $1190 when released in late November 2002 and is available in aluminium, gold, black and blue.
Bang & Olufsen's BeoCom 2 cordless telephone
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon