To simply call the BeoCom 2 a cordless phone almost seems an insult. Bang & Olufsen’s sculptural-looking phone rises from its base in a single piece of aluminum. And good looks aren’t cheap. The phone carries a hefty price tag of $1,050, but you do get the handset, charger,­ and base, as well as caller ID, an instant phone book, and five cool colors to choose from. (Now doesn’t that make the price seem like mere pocket change?) Available at Bang & Olufsen stores around the U.S. Call (866) 520-1400 or log on to for more details.
— Beth Snyder Bulik