I envy my apartment dwelling friends—not so much for their nomadic lifestyle, loft beds, or creative use of milk crates, but for their Seinfeld-esque intercoms. For those of us with a mortgage, the Doorbell Fon Answering System aims to fill that void by giving us an intercom that conveniently ties into our home’s existing phone lines. Once installed, a push of the intercom’s buzzer will ring your phones—a distinctive ring at that. You can opt to chat with your visitor by phone to exterior intercom or let them in with an optional lock controller. The product is said to play nice with call waiting and other such phone services and sells for $140-ish + options. Available now.
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