CES 2015: The Triby phone system brings clearer communication to your kitchen

The traditional home phone may have had its day, but with the Triby, Invoxia’s given it a new spin and made it relevant again – and you don’t even need a landline to use it. Announced at CES 2015 this week, it’s designed to be used in the kitchen (although you can carry it anywhere in the house), with a rugged, rubber-lined frame and a magnetic back so you can stick it to the fridge.

From there, you can use it to call anyone who has the accompanying app on their smartphone, making it easy for your kids to keep in touch if you’re at work. (The app’s available for iOS and Android, although the latter’s beta-only for now.) And because it’s not attached to a landline, you’ll never have to deal with cold callers.

You can use it to answer calls to your mobile, however, letting you chat hands-free while you’re making dinner – with none of the interference that you traditionally get from speakerphones, thanks to specially designed In Vivo Acoustic technology, which uses two microphones to create a beam that removes background noise.

And it’s not only a phone: the unique connected post-it note allows you to ‘write’ a message on the app and send it home for your family to read – and vice versa. Plus, Triby comes with Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, so you can stream music from your devices or the internet, or use the built-in FM radio.

Invoxia claim the battery could last for up to a month, but if you’re using it for hours every day, it might be less. Still, it should go for at least a week or two without a charge, as it’s been designed to be energy-efficient. Sounds good to us.

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Diane Shipley