|Review by redryder||posted 04-20-2013 07:10 AM||2424 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I suppose there are two types of people. Those who like to talk on the phone and those who don’t. I would be squarely in the second group. My wife would be in the first group as she likes to talk and talk. When the phone rings at my house, I look the other way. But there are times when I am waiting for that important return phone call and the wife is not home.
My phone out in the shop works fine with just the stereo going but if I am using the dust collector and almost any other power tool I can not hear the phone. While ordering something from Grizzly about four or five months ago I stumbled across this unit that plugs into a wall outlet and has a disk that sits under the phone. When the phone rings, the unit which is easily attached to the wall, flashes a strobe lite and has a loud ringer which goes off with each ring of the telephone. You can set it up to have just the strobe or just the loud ringer or both or set it to off.
Now as skeptical as I always am, I figured this $6.50 unit couldn’t be much but if it only worked a short while I could trash it and not be out much. I have been surprised how well this works. It has never failed to work when the phone rings. Working at some machines in my shop put my back to the phone and the strobe light works great to alert me to an incoming phone call.
I have discovered that since the unit works off of vibration, it can be set off by using certain machines. My Dewalt 735 Planer will set it off and if I am using something close to the phone, it will set it off. The phone should be at a distance from large machines like the tablesaw or spindle sander etc. I have tested it with a cell phone and with the cell phone sitting on the attached round disk it works like a champ. Super easy to install and comes with 14 foot of cord. The base unit plugs into an outlet and requires no batteries.
If not missing a phone call is what you need, this unit might be for you. It works great for me…..................