Memo Pad Phone Incorporates Message-Taking Paper

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About the only time we use pen and paper around here is to take phone messages, and this Memo Pad Phone accommodates that situation with aplomb. At first we thought this design concept involved some kind of fancy electronic paper, but no, it has a special memo pad that's cut out to fit around the telephone's keypad.

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This is a a good idea that will solve that problem of frantically searching for a piece of paper when it's time to take a message. We would suggest adding some of that sticky stuff from Post-it notes to the top of this memo pad to make it easy to post onto the refrigerator. But what happens when you run out of that specially cut paper? [Yanko Design]

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treetrunk

The problem with this idea is that it tries to solve a problem which doesn't exist (just because you want to write stuff down while on the phone doesn't mean you want to write it ON the phone!) and ends up significantly worse than the alternative of an ordinary phone and separate pad, because you'd need specific pads for it and have to squeeze notes around the outside of the keypad (which once you've used a few pages will be above the writing surface getting in the way even more). Poor effort.