I run a new product development company and i instantly knew as soon as i opened the box that the gigaset sl400a had been designed in the finest detail from the bottom up. It looks good, it feels good and even better it works brilliantly well. Setting up was a breeze, it took me just 10 minutes and that was without having to look at the instruction manual. Plenty of volume from the earpiece and the speaker so problems on earlier reviews with this feature must have been resolved by siemens. This product epitomises the saying that ‘you get what you pay for’. In this instance the little bit extra i paid for the gigaset was money well spent.
The burglar did me a favour. With just one proviso this is a superb phone system. If you are looking for the best then there is only one player on planet earth. Panasonic is a distant second. About 5 years ago i bought the s685ip. Till some unkind burglar stole 2 of my 3 handsets. (probably thought they were mobiles). For replacement i struggled between the sl400a and the sl785.
I previously had bt dect phones which were replaced by philips dect phones and these in turn were replaced by the siemens gigaset dect phone. Although the previous phones were functional, they were nothing compared to the siemens gigaset. The feel and quality of the gigaset phones are superb and the functonality is just wonderful. Set up was a simple case of plugging in as the base station connectivity was automatic. Bluetooth was and is seamless and hassle free: enter the numbers in one phone or connect direct to a mobile, and you can just transfer them to the other handset in a heart beat. The phones can even be set up as home alarm devices that ring you up if they are activated, i mean come on, who would have thought your home phone could ever do this. These are my third set of dect phones and honestly, take my advice, save yourself the hassle and expense and just buy these, you will not want another dect phone again.
Best dect phone i’ve ever had. Looks like a mobile phone and, more importantly, has an interface a lot like a mobile (feature) phone. This is actually very clever, it makes navigating around almost intuitive. The contacts work just like you’d expect. The answer machine is also very easy to use. It’s nice that there is a message symbol that flashes to indicate missed phone calls and messages. The physical construction is pretty solid, and they look as great as they do in the pictures. The battery life is fantastic. The manual recommends letting the handset batteries run to empty before charging the first time to improve the battery life – it took days and days and i was playing with the units constantly as well. The sound quality is really good, these sound much less tinny than my previous dect phones (panasonic models).
Say its the #1 cordless phone and as expected its superb quality in software and hardware. Strongly recommended, and worth the money.
Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone – Black / Silver : Much better than any other system we have had. Great range the base station is positioned in our loft conversion and can be reached clearly every where in the house and garden.