iCreation I650 DECT cordless phone : Great for voice users

This is still a useful device, but i think you need to manage some expectations:screen:compared to the stunning iphone 4 retina display, this looks bad. There’s no other way to put it. If this was 2005, you’d look at the screen and think ‘hey, that’s pretty good’. But in 2010, apple raised the bar, very high, with their ‘retina’ display. Here, you can definitely discern the pixels (see video). (to be fair to icreation, it’s not like they can compete with apple’s economies of scale)interface:they have been inspired by apple, clearly. I kept wanting to press the icons on the screen, but it’s not a touch screen. So, it doesn’t feel as ‘natural’. Next, the menus are not very easy to navigate through.

On the surface this seems like a very good idea until you begin to commit to it, then use it and really miss your iphone. I can honestly think that it is useful in 2 scenarios. 1) you get no signal in your house except for 1 spot, if you use this in that spot then you can get your calls. This could be a very handy tool2) you eat battery during the day and need to keep it topped up and connected. Aside from this you will probably find that all the cool stuff your phone did is not getting used and you will no doubt revert very quickly to just using your iphone. Practicality wise its very simple to setup and use, it looks nice, bit better than a normal dect phone as it has an element of apple about the screen just a very low res version. All in all not great and maybe a touch expensive but not totally without use either.

Really fast delivery, great product.Here are the specifications for the iCreation I650 DECT cordless phone:

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  • Reserve power on your iphone battery without missing calls
  • Compatible with iPhone (3G/3GS/4/4S/5/5S)
  • Bluetooth connection from iphone to DECT handset
  • Simple plug and play solution
  • Sleek design with gloss black finish

I use mine at the office and it replaced my old phone but now i only have to carry one phone. One thing i would say is i can’t seem to transfer calls internally but that could be me.

I think the level of usefulness of this package will depend on just how much you run down your iphone battery. The handset supplied with the device works fine and linking it to the iphone via bluetooth proved straightforward. So you can then use the handset to make and take calls via your iphone. But i guess you would only really do that if your iphone was low on battery and sat in the neat charging cradle on this device. I like the charging cradle it is neat and saves the usual scrabbling around to find the charging lead. As far as i could work out the connection between the two devices via bluetooth means that there is no way to transfer iphone contacts details to the device handset which limits its functionality somewhat. (if someone has found a way to do this then i’ll be pleased to be corrected). I see from other reviews that a number of the positive reviews are from business users who doubtless make heavy use of the iphone and thus demands on battery life. I’m not in that category so i found it less useful.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • A good idea I never knew I needed
  • Managing expectations
  • Computer say meh!

Icreation i650 dect cordless phone with bluetooth. I have a very poor mobile signal in most of the house so that it’s not possible to reliably make or receive mobile calls. The icreation i650 dect cordless phone with bluetooth enables me to place the mobile (a galaxy s3) on an upstairs window ledge where it’s possible to get a signal, and then connect the s3 by bluetooth to the dect phone. As a result i am now able to make and receive mobile calls all over the house.

Really easy to set up and easy to use. I can charge my iphone whilst still being able to make and receive calls from anywhere around the house.I have been using it for a couple of months as a regular landline home phone (you can store plenty of numbers) and can even use it to charge my regular ipod. A great piece of kit, so long as you’re happy with the price.

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  1. This review is from : iCreation I650 DECT cordless phone with bluetooth Apple iPhone connection – Black

    I creation is most compatible with iphone 5c. Most impressed with this feature, my iphone connection was not compatible but it gave me another phone to you loose on bluetooth whilst charging my iphone.
    1. I creation is most compatible with iphone 5c. Most impressed with this feature, my iphone connection was not compatible but it gave me another phone to you loose on bluetooth whilst charging my iphone.
      1. Handy for houses with limited mobile reception. I really liked the idea of this product – being able to make and receive calls on my iphone whilst charging it and maintain mobile reception is great. The mobile reception in my house is limited to the front window and the garden – generally not ideal. This docking station allows me to leave the phone docked near the window and take the handset with me anywhere in the house. I can receive and make calls due to the bluetooth connection to the mobile and this feature really has proved useful to me due to the lack of local signal. The unit can also be plugged into the landline to allow you to receive calls like a traditional wireless handset, but i haven’t made use of this feature mainly because i find the phone menu system rather clumsy and would not use this to replace my existing dect phone that’s connected to the landline. If, like me, you have problems getting mobile reception throughout your house then this could be a neat solution. For using as a main landline phone, though, you can probably do better.
  2. Handy for houses with limited mobile reception. I really liked the idea of this product – being able to make and receive calls on my iphone whilst charging it and maintain mobile reception is great. The mobile reception in my house is limited to the front window and the garden – generally not ideal. This docking station allows me to leave the phone docked near the window and take the handset with me anywhere in the house. I can receive and make calls due to the bluetooth connection to the mobile and this feature really has proved useful to me due to the lack of local signal. The unit can also be plugged into the landline to allow you to receive calls like a traditional wireless handset, but i haven’t made use of this feature mainly because i find the phone menu system rather clumsy and would not use this to replace my existing dect phone that’s connected to the landline. If, like me, you have problems getting mobile reception throughout your house then this could be a neat solution. For using as a main landline phone, though, you can probably do better.
    1. The biggest appeal of this phone and docking station is for people who, like me, get a poor mobile reception in their home. I used to find myself having to wander around the hesse throughout conversations as the reception would ebb and flow in different rooms, and it was really frustrating. Being able to plug in the iphone and take calls from it through the cordless phone has been great – now i can sit in one room with a cup of tea rather than hang out of a window or freeze on the doorstepthe iphone charges quickly and effectively, and it has cut down on the amount of times i’d leave the house then realise i was almost out of charge, as i’m now in the habit of docking the iphone when i get home. The set-up was quick and easy, and the sound quality on the phone is fab, very clear and good volume. The only thing i would like to see added is a caller display for landline calls, so i can ignore all those sales calls.
      1. The biggest appeal of this phone and docking station is for people who, like me, get a poor mobile reception in their home. I used to find myself having to wander around the hesse throughout conversations as the reception would ebb and flow in different rooms, and it was really frustrating. Being able to plug in the iphone and take calls from it through the cordless phone has been great – now i can sit in one room with a cup of tea rather than hang out of a window or freeze on the doorstepthe iphone charges quickly and effectively, and it has cut down on the amount of times i’d leave the house then realise i was almost out of charge, as i’m now in the habit of docking the iphone when i get home. The set-up was quick and easy, and the sound quality on the phone is fab, very clear and good volume. The only thing i would like to see added is a caller display for landline calls, so i can ignore all those sales calls.
  3. The idea of a home phone that’s also an iphone dock and a handsfree kit is inspired, and if you find yourself in the need for such a gizmo, icreation have done a respectable job. Unfortunately that’s as far as it goes. While there aren’t any major issues with the i650, there isn’t any reason to shiningly endorse it either. The i650 is tastefully and effectively designed, with an easy to handle iphone dock (which works well with or without cases) and comfortable, lightweight landline handset. The charging contacts for the landline phone are a little temperamental, so you have to be careful not to knock the phone off angle after it’s charging, but this only proved to be a problem a couple of times in a few months. The handset has comfortably large, glossy buttons with a modestly unpleasant click and a squishy direction pad. However it’s actually very easy to use, thanks to a simple colour menu styled after the iphone itself (but controlled through the direction pad). There’s no way to dump off contacts from the iphone for use on the landline – it really acts as an independent landline phone and a bluetooth handset, and the two functions don’t talk to one another. You dial the number, and use an iphone or landline button to call out.
  4. This review is from : iCreation I650 DECT cordless phone with bluetooth Apple iPhone connection – Black

    The idea of a home phone that’s also an iphone dock and a handsfree kit is inspired, and if you find yourself in the need for such a gizmo, icreation have done a respectable job. Unfortunately that’s as far as it goes. While there aren’t any major issues with the i650, there isn’t any reason to shiningly endorse it either. The i650 is tastefully and effectively designed, with an easy to handle iphone dock (which works well with or without cases) and comfortable, lightweight landline handset. The charging contacts for the landline phone are a little temperamental, so you have to be careful not to knock the phone off angle after it’s charging, but this only proved to be a problem a couple of times in a few months. The handset has comfortably large, glossy buttons with a modestly unpleasant click and a squishy direction pad. However it’s actually very easy to use, thanks to a simple colour menu styled after the iphone itself (but controlled through the direction pad). There’s no way to dump off contacts from the iphone for use on the landline – it really acts as an independent landline phone and a bluetooth handset, and the two functions don’t talk to one another. You dial the number, and use an iphone or landline button to call out.
  5. This review is from : iCreation I650 DECT cordless phone with bluetooth Apple iPhone connection – Black

    Great feature just a few issues. . This i650 has great iphone functionality which doubles up as an iphone charger. The design feels very simple, even toy like at times with the basic screen, however it is very clear to read. But the big selling point here is the iphone functionality. For those that use their iphone in their house there is a cradle for charging the phone and bluetooth support that can pair this handset with your iphone, allowing you to take and receive calls while the iphone charges. Given the amount of times i’ve had to recharge my iphone before using it after having it left around the house, this does solve the issue in a unique way. We don’t use this as our main phone, more as just a charger which makes it a very expensive charger. I would sue more if it was easie to use, and the design was much better. Overall great concept, and great if you have iphones in your house.
  6. This review is from : iCreation I650 DECT cordless phone with bluetooth Apple iPhone connection – Black

    Great feature just a few issues. . This i650 has great iphone functionality which doubles up as an iphone charger. The design feels very simple, even toy like at times with the basic screen, however it is very clear to read. But the big selling point here is the iphone functionality. For those that use their iphone in their house there is a cradle for charging the phone and bluetooth support that can pair this handset with your iphone, allowing you to take and receive calls while the iphone charges. Given the amount of times i’ve had to recharge my iphone before using it after having it left around the house, this does solve the issue in a unique way. We don’t use this as our main phone, more as just a charger which makes it a very expensive charger. I would sue more if it was easie to use, and the design was much better. Overall great concept, and great if you have iphones in your house.
    1. Fed up with short battery life?. Want to use your mobile number more for business and therefore need to ameliorate said short battery life?.Then this seems to be the product for you; it certainly was for me. I got this because i really do use my mobile for business and work a lot more than my home phone, which sadly cannot be turned off without losing the family calls that would otherwise have reached me had i not turned it off. Working from home has many upsides and of the downsides the above is the most frustrating. Affording a seperate business phone line might be a good solution for some but if you are truly a small business, it is far better in my opinion to use a mobile number. This device allows me to charge my iphone whilst having it ready to use by introducing the seperate handset for use at home keeping th charge in the mobile ready to go when i am away from my home office. There are few downsides to the set-up but i suppose that the handset provided could be a little more robust.
      1. Fed up with short battery life?. Want to use your mobile number more for business and therefore need to ameliorate said short battery life?.Then this seems to be the product for you; it certainly was for me. I got this because i really do use my mobile for business and work a lot more than my home phone, which sadly cannot be turned off without losing the family calls that would otherwise have reached me had i not turned it off. Working from home has many upsides and of the downsides the above is the most frustrating. Affording a seperate business phone line might be a good solution for some but if you are truly a small business, it is far better in my opinion to use a mobile number. This device allows me to charge my iphone whilst having it ready to use by introducing the seperate handset for use at home keeping th charge in the mobile ready to go when i am away from my home office. There are few downsides to the set-up but i suppose that the handset provided could be a little more robust.
  7. At first i had a bit of trouble setting this up, but went back and read the instructions, followed them to the letter and presto it workedi have found the unit really useful and has improved my experience of the iphone, recommend it.
    1. At first i had a bit of trouble setting this up, but went back and read the instructions, followed them to the letter and presto it workedi have found the unit really useful and has improved my experience of the iphone, recommend it.
      1. Excellent phone with just one tiny drawback. . This is an ingenious idea that works really well on the whole – you need never miss a call on your mobile whilst waiting for it to charge up, or be unable to take the call for fear of the phone cutting out. Set up is straightforward, with a good clear, well-written guide. In operation, navigation is clear and simple between the various on screen options, the icon-based display is in itself very similar to a mobile. There isn’t an option to display an incoming number, but you can find who called you from the call record which is easy to access, as is the redial facility. The supplied batteries seem to gain a recharge quickly after the typical 16 hour wait until they were fully charged. Sound quality on calls is good, not fantastic though and i have used better, to be honest. The only niggling problem i’ve found is that in linking the home phone and mobile together with bluetooth you can no longer use the home phone to track your mobile if you lose it. It simply comes up as the home number that you are dialling.
  8. This review is from : iCreation I650 DECT cordless phone with bluetooth Apple iPhone connection – Black

    Excellent phone with just one tiny drawback. . This is an ingenious idea that works really well on the whole – you need never miss a call on your mobile whilst waiting for it to charge up, or be unable to take the call for fear of the phone cutting out. Set up is straightforward, with a good clear, well-written guide. In operation, navigation is clear and simple between the various on screen options, the icon-based display is in itself very similar to a mobile. There isn’t an option to display an incoming number, but you can find who called you from the call record which is easy to access, as is the redial facility. The supplied batteries seem to gain a recharge quickly after the typical 16 hour wait until they were fully charged. Sound quality on calls is good, not fantastic though and i have used better, to be honest. The only niggling problem i’ve found is that in linking the home phone and mobile together with bluetooth you can no longer use the home phone to track your mobile if you lose it. It simply comes up as the home number that you are dialling.
    1. I always seem to come home with an iphone that had little or no battery. The phone would then get plugged into the charger and within 5 minutes i disconnected it to take a call. It would then go back into my pocket and guaranteed that i would end up leaving the house with an uncharged phone. The i650 makes sure that all calls are answered and i have a fully charged iphone. The i650 handset has a big clear colour screen and it can be used all around the house and garden. One little gripe is that there is no paging button which i always use to find which cushion the kids have hidden the handset under. All in all an excellent present.
  9. This review is from : iCreation I650 DECT cordless phone with bluetooth Apple iPhone connection – Black

    I always seem to come home with an iphone that had little or no battery. The phone would then get plugged into the charger and within 5 minutes i disconnected it to take a call. It would then go back into my pocket and guaranteed that i would end up leaving the house with an uncharged phone. The i650 makes sure that all calls are answered and i have a fully charged iphone. The i650 handset has a big clear colour screen and it can be used all around the house and garden. One little gripe is that there is no paging button which i always use to find which cushion the kids have hidden the handset under. All in all an excellent present.

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