By Andrew Liszewski
If you’re not already familiar with the ‘Just 5’ cellphone, it’s a stripped down handset with large buttons and an easy-to-read display designed to be used by the older set who may otherwise have trouble operating or even seeing a more complex model. It also comes with an emergency SOS button on the back that will call up to 4 preset numbers when pressed in the event of an emergency, in addition to audibly alerting those near the user.
But the CP11 pictured here, which is the successor to the Just 5, totally complicates things with a pop-up LCD display that will surely have your parents or grandparents using the emergency SOS button when they can’t figure out how to get the screen to extend or retract. Now I can understand the logic behind the new display, since the larger 2.2 inch LCD allows the on-screen characters to be larger and even easier to read, but I do think it’s actually over-complicating the original model’s simple and nearly perfect design.