Friday, February 22, 2013

Color, Style and Quality: VTech LS6195 Retro Phone {Review & Giveaway}

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As with pretty much all kids, I remember growing up and thinking that my parents were, well, old.

The music they listened to, the clothes they wore, the television shows they watched, it was all just a bit... retro. Their generation was clearly just not nearly as cool as those of us growing up in the 90's. I mean, we danced to Boyz II Men and rocked to boy bands, wore overalls and scrunchies, and watched Saved By The Bell and 90210, so it didn't take much to realize that we had it going on and would be eternally hip.

Which might be why I was dumbfounded when Big Sister E took one look at the VTech LS6195 Retro Phone and was shocked at just how "old-fashioned" it was.

VTech Red Retro Phone

As one of the world’s largest suppliers of corded and cordless telephones and electronic learning products, VTech designs and manufactures high quality products that span across the globe. Founded in 1976, they offer phones that are stylish, technologically-advanced, loaded with features, and at a wide range of prices to fit your budget.

And when it comes to features, I couldn't have asked for any more than what come with the LS6195, as this contemporary, stylish phone is just the thing to not only add a punch of color but some high quality technology to our home.

VTech LS6195 Retro Phone

Right out of the box and I could already see that there wasn't much to do in order to get this retro phone up and running.

VTech Red Retro Phone review

Expandable up to five handsets, the LS6195 comes with the main base and handset and simply needs the battery installed and the base plugged in to charge before it is ready for chatting.

As VTech included a clear Quick Start Guide that lists the main few steps to follow so that you can be talking on your new phone in no time, it took me only around a minute before I had this retro phone in place. This sleek, unique phone has made life easier from that initial setup and we haven't looked back once!

VTech LS6195 Retro Phone review

From the 50-name and number phone book directory to the Digital Answering System (which is accessible from the base as well as the handset), this phone makes it extremely handy to send, receive and store calls. Plus, the fact that there are no tapes or moving parts in the answering system means that there is less of a likelihood of us breaking something or missing a message.

I love that the base of the LS6195 allows you to dial or access features easily...

VTech LS6195 Retro Phone base

...while, at the same time, the handset allows for calling, retrieving messages, using the speakerphone and more.

VTech LS6195 Retro Phone handset

I'm not even sure we've tried out all of the features that the LS6195 can do, as we've been so busy enjoying the crystal clear sound quality, security and range (thanks to the DECT 6.0 Digital technology), hands-free conversations that the whole family can be involved in due to the excellent speakerphone, and the paging feature that helps us find where we last put down the handset.

All in all, the simplicity, ease of use, high quality, and durability of this phone has allowed us to never worry about missing a call, losing a message, or dropping off while talking. Add to that the unique and fun retro design and the ability to select one of five great color options and you really can bring a burst of style into your home.

VTech retro phones

With an MSRP of $59.95, the LS6195 Retro Phone can be purchased directly from VTechPhones.com, at Target or on Amazon.

Plus, thanks to the generosity of VTech, one person will be able to add a spot of high quality brightness into their house as well, because...

One lucky person will win a VTech LS6195 Red Retro Phone!

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A big thank you to VTech for providing a Retro Phone for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Debra Ann Elliott said...

One of my favorite things from my youth was our silver, aluminum Christmas tree.

Kathy said...

I remember having a cassette player in my car

sandy1955 said...

We had one of the real old phonographs

Christina Carattini said...

We had one of those giant tv's encased in wood, and I remember having to move the bunny ears everytime we wanted to watch a different channel.

Monica said...

I can remember so many but I especially loved my big light brite!

Thanks

suburban prep said...

I have a few but the one that gets my husband and I are some ornaments that are from the Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer animated Christmas show. They look like the characters and everything. We were going to give them away a number of years ago but we still hang them on our tree.

ttazfam said...

The yellow 'banana shaped' phone that hung on the wall and eventually had about a 6ft cord so you could talk and be "mobile"

bayctygrl said...

I had a phone that was clear so you could see all the insides, I also had a pager...lol

hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

ide2678 said...

I loved my 1st "Car Phone" that came in a giant case and was humongous!

Lisa Ehrman said...

I love to tell my kids how we used to have to get up off the couch and change the channel and volume with a little dial on the tv set. No remotes!

Blueiris, RhondaC said...

Ha ha ha Roller skates with metal wheels!

Adrianne B said...

A nostalgic item from my youth is the 45 record single! I would buy one every week when I was a kid!

steve weber said...

a corded telephone or a discman.

carole said...

I remember having two party phone

Diana Stanhope said...

Mine would have to be the Kit Kat Klock! I love that clock and was so happy to be able to get one.

barbara stenby said...

Leg Warmers!

Lori said...

Mine is the Silver Aluminum Christmas Tree w/ the color whee. My mom still has hers!!

(Lori Thomas)

kelly thompson said...

I think my ATARI 5200 goes way back!

Lynda Del. said...

I used to love using my speak and spell alot.

Lisa Brown said...

My first record turn table.

Nikki Krutz said...

the original nintendo!!! my brother and i used to love that thing!!

Lisa Brown said...

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john said...

My mother saved test papers from grammar school...of ourse only the ones with A's thankfuly!!!!

Patti said...

I still have an enamel drip coffee pot that belonged to my grandmother. lebl9077@bellsouth.net

618mom said...

garbage pail kids!!

Lauren said...

the original nintendo

Debby Chandler said...

I miss commodore 64

Pamela Thomas said...

My favorite item n my bedroom as teenager was my ruby red hot lips phone... Shaped like the perfect kiss. i spent many hours putting my lips in motion on that thing :)

canti said...

The Radio Flyer little Red Wagon we dragged all over our neighborhood filled with cans and bottles to return for candy money at the local "Mom and Pop" store.

Fangirl Jen said...

I remember our first remote-controlled T.V. quite fondly.

candykitn said...

My Chrissy doll with the growing retractable hair!

trisha said...

my sit and spin loved that thing

CindyWindy2003 said...

loved my barbies, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Karen Glatt said...

A nostalgic item from my youth was an old record player that played 45 and 33 lps. It was a small record player that I got for my birthday and I played music on it until it broke! Loved that record player!

Cathi said...

I had an 8 trackplayer built in my RADIO SHACK stereo console!

sottovoce said...

I still have the dressing table my mother gave me for my 17th birthday...it was/is an antique that I love. :-) Thank you.

Ken Ohl said...

how about the old RCA Tv's you had to get up and change the channel on. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Sandra Davis said...

pac man

wigget said...

the atari

ann said...

old cassette player and the original old first lava lamps

Lee said...

I loved all my record albums...We Are the World, Sam Harris, Air Supply, and many more.

Colleen Boudreau said...

Barbies!

s said...

A cat wall clock.

Bethany C. said...

I liked playing the Flashdance soundtrack on my record player.

stowelljg said...

Although the Christmas season is over, probably the biggest nostalgic item from my youth is a white flocked aluminum Christmas tree with a rotating 4-color wheeled lamp. Ah, you can't improve on things like that!

Shelly H. said...

It would have to be my snoopy sno-cone machine or my Raggedy Anne doll.

Julie said...

loved my roller skates we skated all over the place ahh the days and I just miss the 80s music also

hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Danielle Lima said...

My old My Little Ponies, and my Rainbow Bright dolls, and my Care Bears

KPort207 said...

the original nintendo gaming system

kport207 at gmail dot com

Ronnette Gideon said...

I remeber getting an atari system when they came out I loved ateroids lol

Helga said...

kit kat clock

Shelly Leatham said...

my tinker toys!!!

apple blossom said...

remember the rotary dial phones

slehan said...

Before TV came we had a huge radio that we listened to.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Amy said...

it would be VHS tape and player! I still have many tapes with soap opera but no machine to play them!

Amy said...

it would be VHS tape and player! I still have many tapes with soap opera but no machine to play them!

lgothard said...

I had an old record player and I would listen to The Incredible Journey almost every day!!
Lorayne Gothard
lgothard@comcast.net

Fibro Fog and More... said...

I remember having a pet rock!

Renee Walters said...

My snoopy Snow Cone Maker and a clear plastic phone that you could see the wires through. I worked all summer to buy it.

Tracey said...

Bike with banana seat and a sissy bar. it was puke green
traymona[at]aol.com

Heather said...

Lol, I am so old! We had a party line phone in our kitchen. The tv was black and white and did not have a remote, the 8 track tape deck was cutting edge.

sunflowerally22 said...

A nostalgic item is a METAL SLINKY!!!!!!

Allyson Tice
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Heather! said...

When i was little, my mom gave me HER first record player! She had saved her money from babysitting to buy it, so it was pretty special when she gave it to me. it came with cool speakers AND a disco light! It was a square box with crazy light patterns...it's actually still really cool! I was the awesomest 2nd-grader I knew. :)

Thanks for the chance to remember that!

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Christy said...

I remember our record player.

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Space Monkey said...

I'm SO old, I remember the old dial phones. I have TWO of them, saved from my childhood. We still use them, to call from, whenthe power goes out! LOL No power- no modern phone, you know!

abfantom said...

I had an original Pong video game as a child

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Jammie Morey said...

I would have to say my boombox.

Debra said...

my mood ring from the 70's ..i still have it

Anastasia Falling said...

The telephone IS something nostalgic for me! My best friend and I used to sit for HOURS on the phone, watching tv, putting funny messages on the answering machine and then calling each other back to listen... sometimes we'd be sitting there, doing NOTHING, not even talking! I also lived in such a small town that you only had to dial the last four digits of someones phone number in order to call them :) Those were the days lol :)

Sharon Kaminski said...

the cat clock with the wagging tail i adored

CSeppala said...

I still have my first Barbie doll and Chatty Cathy doll too!

Tina Bartunek said...

I still have and use my old portable cassette tape and headphones. I have had them for 25 years.

Unknown said...

My dolls from childhood are nostalgic to me: Baby First Step and Baby Small Walk. Kara Marks

Kimberly said...

Spirograph - I recently bought one on eBay for my kids!

Kimberly said...

Spirograph - I recently bought one on eBay for my kids!

Darlene ysaguirre said...

Does a VCR count?? lol

mobrien said...

My dad's vinyl LPs on the HiFi Stereo!

Nicole Murphy said...

We had an Atari!

Hetal said...

coffee mug that I used with my parents' picture

llinda29 said...

I remember when TV was a nolvelty

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

We had a big record player console

Liz said...

I had some really cool records. Infact, I still have a few. One of my favorites is from the movie Grease !!

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kdrae said...

I loved my Popples!!

Michelle said...

Easy Bake Oven and Rubik's Cube. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

price21100 said...

The Atari! Loved me some pitfall!

Melissa Shirley said...

8 track players!
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denice p - doozercries said...

that's easy neon pink shoelaces.I saw at the store the other day and was surprised there they were hot neon pink laces.


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Kristen said...

I remember in the 80s I had a phone that was clear so you could see all the colorful workings inside.

Linda Kish said...

Penny candy...that actually cost a penny.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

leanne_mac said...

rotary telephone.

leannemacg at gmail.com

Natalie U. said...

The Barbie head that you put make up on

Kimberly M. said...

An 8-track tape player stereo in the living room that we played 8 track tapes of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, etc. on.

Rusti Michael said...

I used to love my Snoopy Snow Cone Machine. They still make them but they are not the same.

Bo said...

The Nintendo 64!

Stephanie Larison said...

The Stop N Play I had

Amanda Greene-Lebeck said...

I don't know about nostalgic but I used to collect porcelain dolls at one time I had about 40 of them.

Melissa Rimes said...

I remember listening to my boom box while playing with my barbies.

Tamar said...

my "boom box" was see through

Greg Z. said...

I remember the baseball glove my grandpa gave me.

cathy henatyszen said...

I had a 'chatty cathy' doll... wish my mom had kept it and not given it away

dymphna said...

we had the best old gas heaters would love to have one again

Karen F said...

Me and my sister had a little sewing machine that really worked.

Michele P. said...

Atari, Space Invaders lol... Centipede, Ms Pacman loved playing all those games and got an Atari 7800 to do just that! Somewhere it's still in the house lol.

mkjmc said...

I loved my spirograph

Dave said...

cassette tapes, like mix tapes! the stopping and being quiet when we recorded, and starting again and etc. Especially the copying from the radio... trying to catch that one song....now its just a click of a button :( so easy

Cserafini said...

Cassette tapes.

Annette Rosenberg said...

the Atari 2600, I begged my parents for about a year before they finally cracked and got me one

Terry said...

Our Atari 2600 was awesome - I loved Air/Sea battle, Pitfall, Superman, and all the other games!

Selinda said...

Nintendo NES!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

willdebbie said...

I still have my old walkman and tapes
christal c willdebbie

bloomerbear said...

I remember the Lips phone they had out! I always wanted one.

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thank you

sherylssg said...

I had one of those Black Cat clocks with the big goofy eyes and wagging tail.

sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

Kitty said...


Troll dolls

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Susan said...

I loved playing with My little Ponies as a kid. I look at those new ones and think they're freakish...

Sandra Davis said...

i remember 8track player and tapes

Lindsay said...

patent leater mary janes :)

A Bedtime Song from Weezie said...

I was always a barbie girl. Loved my dolls

mahnrafjtb said...

My Raggedy Anne doll

Amy Gettys said...

There are so many, my Atari 2600, Belle Snoopy, to name but a few.

Ashley Nolan said...

I remember Super Nintendo always playing it all the time in my bedroom!

Melissa Storms said...

My Nana's big yellow Pyrex bowl which she just gave to me recently, I serve chicken and dumplings in it just like she did.
upstatemissy@gmail.com

jlafount said...

Air Jammer Road Rammer

Dawn Ganey said...

We had Chrissy dolls where you could pull her hair & make it shorter or longer.

altman5 said...

I had a phone that was see through and would lightup when it rang. Loved it.

kim burnett said...

Nintendo NES

Gina F. said...

My favorite nostalgic item would be the Felix the Cat phone hanging on the wall in my grandmas house. I loved watching his eyes and tail move back and forth.

ginaferrell26 at yahoo dot com

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

Cabbage Patch Kids!

Robin Abrams said...

I think my ATARI 5200. And I still have it lol

Carolyn G said...

The super 8 ball. Loved that

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kdkdkd said...

Katharine Davis on rafflecopter - I loved the walkman, although I love the ipod more

Crazylicious85 said...

Lincoln Logs, loved playing with them. Of course Barbies were probably my absolute favorite though! I had all of the barbie stuff you could think of...those were the days! :)

Allison L.

jbmthill said...

albums and 8 track tapes. I still have a bunch of each and my teenage son loves to set up the turn table and play some old time rock n roll vinyl!

like2sweep@gmail.com
jbmthill
Beth H

Deb K said...

I remember having a cassette player in my car and having all the cassette's in a case.

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

The sound of the coffee PERCulator and clocks that went "Tic-Tock".

Relying on your set of Encyclopedias and Public Libraries for info instead of Google.

Making turns in cars that didn't have "power steering" and writing terms papers with an old fashioned, ribboned, non-electric typewriter...

And here's the saddest one of all:
Not having to lock the doors on either your car or your HOME!

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Toni Porter said...

Off the top of my head, Tamagotchis. I never owned a brand name Tamagotchi, but I had four "pets", all dogs--one was actually in a plastic setting that looked like a dalmatian. I'd take care of them for 99 days, and would cry when one would die after that (as 99 days was the longest they'd live).

Klydra Pugh said...

My cabbage patch
Thanks for the chance

Kymi A. said...

my easy bake oven, loved that you could make cakes with a light bulb! lol

golden storm said...

my grandma used to have a tea kettle that you boil on the stove and it wistles and it had a dent in the side!!!

Reagan and Trevor's Mommy said...

The original Inch Worm ride on toy!

wildcat32 said...

I remember when I got my first record player.

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mogrill said...

I remember the HUGE VCRs!
Thanks for the chance.
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Lisa Smith said...

buying taffy with my Dad from the horse drawn carriage that would ride around the city selling fresh taffy

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

my boombox :)
Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Allison Downes said...

my super nintendo

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Jennifer said...

speak 'n spell

jfhtyfif said...

I think i would have to say LightBright

sparkedcat said...

I would have to say Mutant Teenage Turtles

Christy McMahon said...

the first polly pockets!

Katie Contests said...

Old rotary phone... it was so noisy!

/\Heather/\ said...

Glo-worm! Love that guy!

jakiesmom said...

my parents old house sign...went to 3 houses..love it

Paige Bacon said...

My snoopy/ peanuts snowcone machine....loved it
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mrs. bacon

Jacquelyn Rivera said...

A WOODEN COO COO CLOCK

Megan Cromes said...

a nostalgic item from my youth is:sticker album

azalea4150 said...

the nintendo!

Some Lucky Dog said...

I loved my bicycle with the wide handles and comfy seat!

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Jessica said...

My old red Radio Flyer wagon
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Life Is A SandCastle said...

one of those dial phone that looks antiques had it for years
jenn mccullar

clenna said...

When I was a kid our phones were on "paty lines" and since my friends lived near by, many of them were on the same party line. We could just pick up the phone at a designated time and talk!

Patrice said...

A nostalgic item that I had was 45 record singles. There was usually only one good side, the A side, but sometimes the B side had a good song too.

Bakersdozen said...

I had a Partridge family record and a Mrs. Beasley doll (from the show "Family Affair").

Stephanie Phelps said...

I still have my Holly Hobbie tea set from my childhood

carol clark said...

strawberry shortcake bed sheets blanket curtains gosh i rember having a full size doll i have no idea what happened to that but i took that think with me i think until i was like 9 or so gosh thats hillious omg i wonder what i did with it had like baseball helmets of all the baseball teams and had like the old tvs that u had bunny ears and i rember watching that show with gary collins and the moving on up to the sky show gosh thats make me so so olddddddddd

mecarolks said...

I remember the dream date game.

AngelWinner said...

Tape recorder and slap bracelet.

Aimee Fontenot said...

I still have my little play cash register from when I was a little kid.

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I remember having a rotary dial phone in the house forever! Also, no remote for the tv!

Patty Schuler said...

Pink princess phone

kroch said...

Polly pockets

Katie R.
dancehottie1621(at)aol(dot)com

YittleCat said...

I still remember the dial phone we had in the kitchen, the cord to the receiver would stretch about 6 feet down the hall and just barely around the doorway. It was the closest thing you had to privacy when talking to boyfriends as a teen, the end of the hall.

K. Albrecht said...

Power Rangers Halloween costumer my mom made!

Nikki Strong said...

I loved my cassette player. I remember sitting in my room and listening to tapes for hours.

Sonya Sanderson said...

I had a pet rock

amanda hoffman said...

vhs player

smilekisses said...

I had a Snowman snow cone machine you had to crank.
dolniaks at consolidated dot net

tina reynolds said...

my walkman

mommy4five said...

when i was little we had a pay phone in our home.

karenb834 said...

we didn't have much as a kid, but I do remember when my sister and I got our first record player for christmas and we had to share it. thanks for the memory

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Molly said...

I had one of those portable record players, that you could close and latch and carry with you...miss it! Molly Bussler

Peggy Greco said...

I liked my easybake oven and dolls!

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Maria Iemma said...

We had an Attari, I think it is probably up in the attic

*Monica* said...

I STILL have my "puffalo pet" from 1989, it's a panda bear :)

Roy F. said...

I remember making those little plastic items with Shrinky Dinks.

Shane R. said...

I still have a stuffed dog that has been mine since I was born. I just can't get rid of it. It's my favorite thing from my childhood.

Paula V said...

cabbage patch kids, strawberry shortcake, two party phone line, snoopy, oh what memories

Gina H. said...

Easy Bake Oven (the original).

czech it said...

loved my boombox!

Tonya Dean said...

Strawberry shortcake doll

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freddie said...

I had a Mrs. Beasley Doll and still have. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

Vcr player and rewinder ;)

Beck James said...

bart simpson doll

faboosh said...

my original gameboy!

Sarah said...

swatch watches!

Kelly Grant said...

NKOTB (we are gonna see them this summer)

noblelord said...

I remember my pet rock, it was the biggest load of crap that I've ever seen on the market.

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