Crave giveaway: Panasonic Link2Cell home handset

The Panasonic KX-TG7872S has a USB port for cell phone charging. The base unit measures approximately 4 inches by 7 inches by 4.6 inches.

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Congrats to Angela C. of Allen, Mich., for winning a Soundmatters Dash 7 portable Bluetooth speaker in last week’s giveaway. This week’s prize brings more Bluetooth, in the form of the Panasonic KX-TG7872S, a home handset that uses the company’s Link2Cell technology to sync two cell phones to the base unit.

Panasonic calls its Link2Cell devices “convergence” phones. What would you do with such a thing? Let’s say you and your housemates have just gotten home and need to recharge your cell phones. While they’re wired up and powering, you can make and receive cell calls from anywhere in the house using this cordless phone. If you get a text message, the unit will audibly alert you. A Talking Caller ID speaks incoming-call information.

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