The top pick for the best cordless phone from gadget review site The Wirecutter costs approximately $100, as of November 2015. Other top picks from the site range from $85 to $117.
The Wirecutter is one of the few places online with up-to-date reviews of cordless phones. Consumer Reports, Consumer Search and Good Housekeeping, for example, have not updated their cordless phone recommendations since 2012.
The Wirecutter recommends the $100 Panasonic KXPRW130W Smartphone Connect Digital Phone with Answering Machine as the best phone for most people. It praises the phone's wide range, excellent sound quality and ability to use a current smartphone as an additional headset.