Feeds
95%
Doro 334gsm HandlePlus IUP

Doro 334gsm HandlePlus IUP

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Review Without doubt, this is the easiest phone to use among those grouped here. The Doro 334 dispenses with a keypad altogether in favour of four pre-assigned dialer shortcuts. Who you have assigned each button to can then be written on a small notepad that attaches to the face of the phone. Five notepad pages are included along with a plastic cover to keep them in place.

Doro 334gsm HandlePlus IUP

The slightly rubberised and robust 334 sports four other large, easy-to-press buttons which take care of answering and ending calls, locking the keyboard, and dialling a single emergency number, preset to 112.

Of course, the design does have drawbacks: an inability to compose SMS messages or dial numbers that have not been pre-programmed into it.

Around the rear of the phone you'll find a second emergency button which does a number of things simultaneously. When held down, it triggers a very loud alarm, sends an emergency SMS message to a pre-programmed number and dials up to five pre-determined numbers in order of priority. If a number rings for more than 30 seconds or goes to any sort of answerphone, the system ends the call and moves on to the next number and so on until one of the numbers is answered by a human being.

RH Editor's Choice

The IUP in the title stands for Isolated User Protection. This is a system that uses an accelerometer to detect if the phone - and thus the user - has fallen or become inactive for a pre-defined period of time. If no further movement is detected the phone initiates the emergency dial protocol and triggers the alarm.

Verdict

The perfect handset for the vulnerable - or simply the technically phobic. ®

Doro 334gsm HandlePlus IUP

Next Emporia Talk Elegance

Build a business case: developing custom apps

95%
Doro 334gsm HandlePlus IUP

Doro 334gsm HandlePlus IUP

A simple handset designed for calling a handful of numbers and sporting some good emergency features.
Price: £140 (£115 without UIP) RRP

More from The Register

next story
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away
Brit buyers still not falling for Windows' charms
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.