(1). BT Synergy 6500
The BT Synergy 6500 has a colour screen and built-in answerphone, but its real selling point is its Sim card reader, which means you can copy numbers from your mobile, as well as send and receive text messages. Extra handsets available.
2. Magicbox Torque
The Torque is the world's first full touch-screen landline telephone. The sophisticated handset has mood lighting on the base, 20 polyphonic ringtones, is SMS enabled and has motion sensors to lock the phone once it is placed next to your ear.
3. Wild and Wolf Trim Phone
This 1970s classic was the first phone to have a modern electronic ring. This replica version is a retro must-have and is available in colours ranging from purple to turquoise.
4. Laserbuilt Stiletto Phone
Novelty phones don't come more kitsch than this and this is precisely its allure. Surprisingly comfortable to hold, it even has diamante buttons. A talking point in more ways than one.
5. Dreyfuss 500
With the Dreyfuss 500, you get the nostalgia of using probably the most famous phone ever, but without the cumbersome business of rotary dialling. The brushed chrome finish is another nice 21st century touch.
6. Jacob Jensen T10
The Jacob Jensen cordless T10 is the coolest phone we've ever laid eyes on. It's light, slim and can work with up to six handsets.
7. Philips XL375
Ergonomically designed, the Philips XL375 has sensibly sized buttons and an extra-loud sound mode so that the whole family can use it easily. It features ultra-low power consumption and an answerphone. Available in single or double.
8. Diner phone
In the 1950s, you'd be hard pushed to find a diner in the US without a three-slot payphone. This homage to the original gives you a splash of American retro without the hassle of needing the correct change.
9. Siemens Gigaset SL400A
No bigger than the average mobile phone, the Siemens Gigaset SL400A is packed with features ? a colour screen, a huge memory that can be transferred from your computer, baby monitor and latest Bluetooth technology, among others. Extra handsets available.
This impeccably designed phone was created by Stefano Giovannoni with polyphonic ringtones composed by the musician Gak Sato.