As more and more of our gadgets — from Bluetooth headphones to Wi-Fi music players — call dibs on chunks of the wireless spectrum, trusty old cordless phones are feeling the pinch. They've migrated from 900 MHz to 2.4 GHz to 5.8 GHz, and they're still getting chased away by the flood of wireless gear. So now cordless phones are running to a new technology called DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications), which has been used in Europe for a while but is just beginning to arrive in the U.S. Yeah, we know no one wants another acronym, but this one may be worth getting to know. Since DECT phones operate digitally in their own part of the spectrum (around 1.9 GHz), they're all but immune to interference from other wireless devices. The new standard has trickled into America by the way of some Philips handsets, but now Thomson is poised to DECT up to country with a big debut of its GE cordless models (full disclosure: GE owns SCI FI). Shown above is the hopelessly overnumbered 28111EE2 DECT phone ($80), which you can expand to a four-handset network for conferencing in the whole family. Other models include an answering machine (please!) and Skype. You should be able pick them up at your local big-box retailer in the next week or so.