Mobile phone that looks like a kids’ toy promises to help OAPs confused by tech

A MOBILE phone that looks like a kids’ toy has been designed for the elderly — so OAPs are not confused by the tech.

It features three speed dial buttons on the front with name labels for key contacts.

A new phone promises to help the elderly who are confused by tech

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A new phone promises to help the elderly who are confused by techCredit: Getty
The Doro 780X has three speed dial options as well as an SOS button

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The Doro 780X has three speed dial options as well as an SOS button

There is also an SOS button which sends out a GPS location in case of emergency.

Maker Doro, which specialises in gadgets for over-65s, was asked by customers for a simple phone that put ease of use over the latest tech.

The Doro 780X is set up for older people by someone more savvy with gadgets, such as relatives or a carer.

They are able program in the phone numbers for the big speed dial buttons.

Aside from the speed dial buttons, there are big red and green buttons to answer or end calls.

There are other buttons to access the menu for those setting up the phone or if OAPs get confident – but the idea is that they don’t use them.

Peter Marsen, Doro boss, said: “This phone is perfect for our customers who favour simplicity over the latest gadgets and gizmos.’’

Doro boss Peter Marsen says the gadget is 'perfect for our customers who favour simplicity over the latest gadgets and gizmos'

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Doro boss Peter Marsen says the gadget is ‘perfect for our customers who favour simplicity over the latest gadgets and gizmos’Credit: Getty
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