Harmony of design and precision are perfectly blended in the new flagship product, Gigaset SL400A, from Gigaset Communications. A real metal frame and keypad give the sleekest and smallest Gigaset phone ever a very special, high-class grace. Great ease of use and features such as a colour display, hands-free operation, vibration alarm, ECO DECT and Bluetooth and Mini-USB interfaces satisfy even the most demanding users. The high-quality, functional product design, coupled with a fresh menu and sound concept, also impressed the iF jury, which gave the phone an iF design award, and the Chicago Athenaeum, which gave its Good Design Award.
More telephone per cubic centimetre is just not possible: In a very small space, this new model combines everything the user needs to make phoning convenient. The metal keypad – surprisingly large given the phone’s compact size – has a precise, clear pressure point, and, together with the 1.8-inch TFT colour display, it ensures outstanding ease of use. The Gigaset SL400A naturally offers brilliant hands-free operation with four different profiles, five volume levels and new polyphonic ringtones. A vibration alarm and SMS functions round out the luxury features.
Optimized for perfect contact management, the Gigaset SL400A handles up to 500 entries, each with three phone numbers, e-mail addresses and birthday information. Custom photos and ringtones can also be assigned to individual contacts. The integrated calendar reminds users of important dates and appointments. Bluetooth and the Mini-USB port at the bottom of the device for a data cable enable connection to a PC or headset. The QuickSync software, which is available for both Windows PCs and Macs and can be downloaded free of charge from www.gigaset.com, can be used to synchronize contact data and load photos and sounds onto the phone. In standby mode, the display can show an analogue clock or screensaver consisting of predefined images or the user’s own photos, which can also be assembled to create a slideshow.
The Gigaset SL400A is energy-efficient and low radiation and, thanks to ECO DECT, meets the highest requirement demanded of environmentally-friendly technology. In standby mode, the phone is completely radiation-free thanks to ECO Plus mode. If ECO mode is set, radiation during calls is reduced by 80 percent.
Also part of this concept are energy-saving power supplies and efficient use of energy by the lithium-ion battery, resulting in a talk time of up to 14 hours and standby time of up to 230 hours. Since the charging cradle is separate from the base station, users can place the Gigaset SL400A where they please. The system can be expanded to include a total of six handsets. Integrated in the Gigaset SL400A model is an answering machine that offers 45 minutes of recording time and can be completely operated from the handset.
These new premier phones will go on sale in Singapore in early October.