The new Verizon Hub is revolutionizing the way people use their land lines at home with a fancy 7" touchscreen, VOIP connectivity, downloads widgets, and it even syncs with Outlook, but do people really need all this with a land line? Chris Hardwick's got the answer.
Look below the cut for the written review from Attack of the Show.
What You Need To Know
- Very easy to use, perfect for a family that is not "plugged in" with tech
- Touch screen is very responsive and has plenty of room at 7 inches
- Interface is well-designed and the display looks great
- It feels a little plasticy, but overall, the design is well-done
- Widgets work beautifully and V-Cast media has tons of channels
- You can import all of your Verizon contacts and call or text them from your land line
- You can get real-time traffic updates, locate the fam using GPS, and use it as a digital photo frame
- No internet browsing is a bummer and there could be more widgets
- Call quality is great, and you can use the hub itself as a speaker phone
- The biggest drawback is if you're relying onthis as your only phone and the internet goes down, it's almost completely useless.
- Seems a tad pricey at $200 but if you're a Verizon customer, it could be very useful what with the snyching, plus the design is chic and well done.
- $200 for the device and $35 a month for service
- 3 Seals of Approval out of 5 (how do we rate gadgets?)
- Design: 3.5
- Quality: 3.5
- Features: 3
- Price: 2