When I moved into my first flat I wanted everything to be new and stylish. Unfortunately my budget didn't really cover designer items and besides they may have looked out of place in my flat which was roughly the same size of a cardboard box. My mum phoned to tell me that she had bought me a telephone from a charity shop for £5 that looked brand new. I envisioned some 1970's monstrosity so when she brought it round and I saw it I was both relieved and more than happy with how it looked.
It turned out mum had managed to get a genuine bargain and managed to find a designer phone by the Danish design group Jensen Jacob. Now I didn't know much about the group but I could tell by just looking at the phone that it was a designer phone as it is gorgeous to look at. It is incredibly sleek and really stylish and right up my street as far as looks go. The name of the phone is the T-1.
It is silver and black and has a real minimalist look to it. It is reminiscent of the more well known Bang and Oulfsen phones which can cost hundreds of pounds.
For something so modern and stylish looking the phone itself is quite basic which doesn't bother me as I only need a phone not an all singing all dancing machine that can answer itself whilst making a cup of tea. When I say it's basic I mean it's really basic with very few functions on it. It makes calls and that is about it.
The keypad is underneath the handset. The keys are quite small but I find that I can punch them in quite fast without making too many mistakes. You can programme it with some saved telephone numbers which can be assigned a number for quick dialling but there is only room for 12 of them.
The volume can be switched to either high and low but there is no option for anything in between. There is also a redial button.
As much as I do love the phone there is one thing that really annoys me about it and that is the cord. As it isn't cordless I need to sit next to the phone to use it and I find that the length of the cord is on the short side which means I either have to stand next to the phone to talk or else put my head at a funny angle to be able to reach it properly.
The sound quality of the phone is quite good and I find that 99% of the time it is crystal clear without any static noise. It is a little on the low side but not so low that I can't hear the person talking unless they are very quiet. Apparently from my end I come in clearly as well or so I've been told.
There isn't much more left to say about this phone as it doesn't do anything else. It works well as a phone but for most people the main reason for buying this phone will be because of how it looks and in that regard it gets 5 out of 5 as it is a gorgeous looking phone.
If you are looking to buy one then they cost in the region of £50. Yes it is a lot for a basic phone but it is a design classic and other phones in the same vein as this one can cost hundreds of pounds so for me personally I would have to say that it is worth it.