Pros / It can amplify audio up to 40 decibels.
Cons / It lacks a few basic features, like background noise reduction.
Verdict / The Clarity E814CC comes with an arsenal of volume boosting options and most of the basic features. It is a great option for anyone who’s hard of hearing.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
The Clarity E814CC is a simple cordless phone that has lots of volume-boosting features, such as the ability to amplify calls up to 40 decibels. It has a plain design with large, easy-to-press buttons, and you can add up to four handsets, although just one comes in the package along with the base unit.
The base of the E814CC is pretty average and doesn’t have any fancy or complicated features; it is easy to use for anyone, especially the elderly and those that are hard of hearing. There is no way to block numbers on this landline phone, nor is there any sort of background noise reduction technology, so you’ll need to ensure that you’re in a fairly quiet area so you can hear your caller.
You can use speakerphone mode on the handset or base, and the cordless phone system can even amplify its sound – as well as that for the answering machine. The handsets have easy-to-read displays and show the last few callers’ information. You can store up to 100 phonebook entries, which is more than most of the other units in our comparison. The E814CC also allows you to program in your favorite numbers to its speed dial function, making for quick dialing. The handset and base of this cordless home phone can each function as intercoms. Should you misplace the handset, you can page it from the base and an alert with notify you of its location.
The big flat buttons on the handset have large lettering and numbering. This can help those with large fingers or impaired motor skills to dial accurately.
This phone set comes with a one-year warranty from the manufacturer. Clarity can answer your questions or concerns directly via telephone or email. You can also hop on to the website and read the company’s FAQs page and download the instruction manual.
Clarity’s E814CC cordless phone doesn’t have top-of-the-line features like the phones ranked higher in our comparison. However, it is easy to use and comes with comprehensive customer support. This phone is the ideal option for the elderly and hard of hearing. If you don’t need a lot of features or advanced functionality, the E814CC is a good choice.