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Go Home Phone

It goes home after being dropped off somewhere.
 
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Cordless phones, why!! the horror of looking for them, under piles of clothes, papers, behind that dish or vase. What we need is a phone that, when it detects that it is away from the charging base for a predetermined period of time, will jump off the couch, grapple from within clothes and with tank tracks, lift itself out of obscurity and head back to its basestation, where it can recharge, knowing that it will be lost again.

As a warning, and to train owners not to lose cordless phones (or for use as a really really bad joke), it comes with a security packet of ink, that, when it get's lost for more than a couple of days, it shoots its ink everywhere, causing permanent damage everywhere. There's also a button on the base station that allows you to set off the ink bomb remotely, for those really roudy teenagers that always take the cordless into their room for hours per day.

Maybe this should have been 2 seperate ideas, but oh well.

twitch, Jun 01 2007

Cordless To Me Cordless_2c_20To_20Me
[theircompetitor, Jun 01 2007]

my phone http://www.ecrater....duct.php?pid=638970
[xandram, Jun 01 2007]

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       Alternative to tank tracks: a small(ish) balloon and an on-board tank of helium - the phone floats up to the ceiling, shedding clothes, cushions and the newspaper; homes in on the base station using propellor/whatever (complications arise if it's in a different room...) and settles down to recharge as the helium is pumped back into the tank.
neutrinos_shadow, Jun 01 2007
  

       \\Maybe this should have been 2 seperate ideas, but oh well.\\ I think you're pushing it at one really. The second idea is pretty rubbish.   

       This phone sounds like it'd have plenty of trouble with stairs. That said, I can think of someone who might need a Go Home Phone.
hidden truths, Jun 01 2007
  

       //trouble with stairs//   

       Suction pads for wall-crawling? Or would this be too hard on the battery?   

       The helium option gives me visions of the thing going off while wedged under a sofa.   

       Maybe it should just cry like a baby until picked up?
pertinax, Jun 01 2007
  

       Can't you just call it to find it? Mine has a little button to push on the base that rings the handset.
xandram, Jun 01 2007
  

       Amazing, [xandram]! I've never seen a baby like that.
pertinax, Jun 01 2007
  

       Utterly creepy, and utterly bunned by me.
awesomest, Jun 01 2007
  

       [pertinax] See link, though I don't see it explained here. One presses the intercom button and can hear a (different) ringing than a phone call. It also has Talking Caller ID which is pretty funny with it's pronunciation.
xandram, Jun 01 2007
  

       pertinax: Boo ha ha!
Ander, Jun 01 2007
  
      
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