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LG Decoy (VX8610) - Verizon Wireless
Decoy is an interesting take on the handsfree cell phone: It's a slider phone that comes with a Bluetooth earpiece that snaps into the back panel of the phone itself for storage. The duo also comes pre-paired to make the whole Bluetooth thing easier. While this docking mechanism adds a bit of bulk to the phone, it also means that your earpiece is always with you (so long as your phone is, too) and that you only have to use one AC plug to charge both the phone and earpiece.
Pros: Clever design; Easy pairing and charging of Bluetooth earpiece; Good audio quality; 2MP camera; VCAST music player
Cons: Handset is bulkier than other slider phones; Front panel joystick is difficult to use at first
Buying Advice: If you - or someone you know - could use a Bluetooth earpiece but isn't so good with "tech stuff," Decoy is a great solution. The inclusion of a pre-paired earpiece that docks into the phone does a lot to simplify the process. More tech-savvy consumers can get more for their money by purchasing phone and earpiece separately, however.