As readers would know, at hardwareinsight we cover all the technology news and reviews, one gadget we missed out on is quite a popular household item, yes we are talking about digital cordless phones. Used widely across the planet, the cordless phones brought functionality and portability to your land-line number but, along with that brought many options to choose from. The cordless phone we are going to review is Gigaset SL400.
The rather slim cordless phone is a pocket-sized phone, which is built along with a metal frame and metal buttons to give that extra bit of durability. The phone boasts a large color display with 65K color panel, Bluetooth connectivity, answering machine, microUSB to store and remove contacts and a large database that could store more than 500 vCards. Overall, the gigaset is a slim, pocket-sized phone plus an answering machine built with luxurious materials.
Lets start off with the answering machine, which is fully integrated with the base and can record up to 45 minutes of conversations/calls, the base also connects and adds information about you mobile phone, so if you are away the phone will notify you of any new messages on your hand held device. You can access your messages from an external source as well, just set it up to link the phone and you are good to go.
Display and customization
The display is measured at 1.8 inch colored screen which is reasonable for a cordless phone, moving on, you can customize the screen as you like with custom pictures for callers and custom ringtones as well. You can also upload pictures into the database to rewind the old memories as you go. Customization doesn’t stop there; you can set priority and favorite contacts, in which you would be notified with custom options.
Byou can do more with your phone now, with the added Bluetooth support, you can pair and synchronize you cordless handset with a push of a button, connect a supported wireless hands free with your phone for those long conversations and keep you address book current with constant wire free sync options.
Eco mode, less worrying more talking
The Gigaset SL400 comes with a energy saving power mode which variably reduces the power consumption and boosts it up from 10 hours of talk time to 14 hours of talk time and 240 hours of standby time. Furthermore, radiation-free ECO Mode plus turns off transmitting power when the phone is in standby mode, so you don’t have to worry about leaking battery and radiations.
For all that functionality and features, you will be asked to $250, however, you can find refurbished digital cordless phones as well and that would cost you a $100 less than the retail price, which is a bargain for the features. You can find more options for digital cordless phones and pick the one which suits your needs the best.