My father has been using a plain old phone
for decades. He's been somewhat visually impaired for a long time, but recently he started receiving an eye treatment in his one good eye that has reduced his vision even further. He also has low dexterity (though his mind's still totally sharp) due to a stroke earlier this year. He needs a new phone. Help! [more inside]
posted by limeonaire
on Nov 21, 2013 -
Is there such a thing as a wireless headphone amp (wireless headphones without the headphone)? [more inside]
posted by primethyme
on Nov 19, 2012 -
Please recommend a cheap, variable-torque, corded drill that will not destroy everything it touches. [more inside]
posted by Acari
on Oct 5, 2009 -
It's time to buy proper power tools and quit borrowing from the neighbors. I would like some recommendations on what has worked well for other people. [more inside]
posted by dness2
on Jul 30, 2009 -
I have a cordless mouse for use with my laptop. Last week my toddler yanked the mini-receiver out of the USB port and managed to completely destroy it in a matter of seconds. Is it possible to replace just this receiver, or do I need to toss the whole thing out and spend another $25.00 on a cordless mouse? (Its a logtech mouse.)
posted by anastasiav
on Mar 24, 2009 -
Is the ticking on my new cordless phone a result of interference from my old wireless router? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Mar 15, 2009 -
I'm thinking of relocating the base station to a different part of the house, behind a brick wall which will significantly reduce the range of the handsets
. Is it possible to open one of these up and install a more powerful antenna? [more inside]
posted by simplesharps
on May 25, 2008 -
Our wireless internet and our cordless phone(s) hate each other with the unbridled passion of a thousand suns. [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Mar 17, 2008 -
HowTo Filter: add a second monitor that is wireless? I found this device
, but the post is a year old and I was hoping for a solution that doesn't cost as much. this
is even older and more expensive. There is also this, from DisplayLink,
but I don't understand how it works - it is actually wireless? It looks like the monitors they make have a sub chip built in, but I don't get how it all connects back to the pc. [more inside]
posted by yoga
on Dec 7, 2007 -
Can you recommend a cordless phone base station + extra handset solution that lets more than 2 people use their handsets on the same call at once? [more inside]
posted by neustile
on Nov 7, 2007 -
We need a new (stylish) cordless phone for our house that will work around Apple's new Airport Extreme. [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on Sep 29, 2007 -
After only living in tiny apartments, I'm moving to a two story house, but I'm an utter newbie about household networking. Here's the main dilemma:
Upstairs, in my office, my Macbook Pro will power an external monitor and keyboard. That's where I'll do most of my work.
Downstairs, I intend to buy a 52" HD monitor to watch DVDs. I'd like the option to sometimes work down there....with the upstairs computer driving the downstairs monitor, and using a cordless keyboard that talks to the upstairs computer.
Note: I won't ever need to drive monitors simultaneously.
Is there any way to do this? Or do I need to buy a downstairs computer, and network the computers so both HD's are kept dynamically in synch (e.g. via Leopard's "Time Machine")? That'd be more expensive, though I could probably get away with using a pretty old/crappy computer downstairs (so long as its HD is at least as large as the one upstairs so they can synch properly, and so long as it has enough video ram to drive the large monitor).
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Jun 25, 2007 -
Can anyone recommend a cordless phone that won't interfere with 802.11b/g and is maybe even 802.11a friendly? [more inside]
posted by notpeter
on Jan 22, 2007 -
I have cordless blinds
and they've lost their zip. They are the kind of blinds that you pull on slightly at the bottom and then the cord is pulled up at the top, raising the blind. Now when I pull on it, nothing happens. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Other than buy new blinds?
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér
on Nov 14, 2006 -
Can anyone suggest a cordless phone system that will work throughout an old house? [more inside]
posted by Songdog
on Nov 3, 2006 -
I am currently shopping for a scanner and cordless power tools. I am considering factory reconditioned models. What are peoples experiences, good and bad, with this?
posted by flummox
on Mar 14, 2005 -
PhoneFilter: I am thinking of buying a US-sold cordless phone
and bringing it back to Europe. Other than voltage and frequency (which I've checked) is there any other reason why an American phone wouldn't work or work less in Europe (different ring-tone signals or Caller ID standards perhaps)?
posted by costas
on Feb 1, 2005 -
My cordless phones have terrible battery life. Plus if I hold one against my shoulder w/my chin, I often accidentally hang up. Does anyone have a cordless phone they love?
Requirements: Caller ID, clear sound.
Nice to have: 2+ handsets, volume control on the handset. [more inside]
posted by agropyron
on Jan 17, 2005 -
80211b vs 80211g: According to my research, both are using the 2.4ghz freq as are cordless telephones. Isn't there a wireless networking standard that uses higher frequencies so that there's no interference from cordless phones?
posted by Fupped Duck
on Apr 23, 2004 -