Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Gigaset SL910A Home phone review

The first thing my daughter said as I opened the Gigaset SL910A was "Oh wow I thought you had an iphone!" The phone is actually a home phone but has the sleek looks of a good mobile handset!  A lovely large touch screen, sliding across from menu to menu. Its  a mobile for the home.


At first it felt  a little weightier but I think that is because it looks like my smart phone I expected the same feel, but compared to my current house phone is thinner and much more slimline! I have been using it a lot and it now fits in my hand and I don't think about it.
Benefits that really suit me is that the base that the handset sits (the dock) in does not have to be near the phone socket. This is fabulous for me, the house is quite long and the thick walls meant I was missing calls while charging my old phone.



It looks great in the living room as an accessory, even more so as its on the clock display, I hate ticking clocks, so previously to find out the time, we have been craning our necks to see the kitchen clock. It doubles up as a digital photo frame so in time I will be picking a lovely family shot to further make this as much an ornament as a useful gadget!


Chris loves to play with a new toy, the instruction book has been thoroughly read, he has been setting up ring tones, trying out the texting facility, bluetoothing his and mine's mobile contacts. He annoyingly set a shrill ringtone for himself that makes us all jump out of our skin when he phones home!

The phone has had a real benefit for Granny, she is hard of hearing and has always had trouble with phones, but she is actually able to hear people more clearly. This was not a feature I expected,but has been a great benefit and makes the phone invaluable for her friend to chat to her. Chris says the sound of my voice on his Parrot hands free device for the car is much better and vice versa.

Finally my love of this phone deepened with the separate belt clip, which enables me one to have the phone attached while I am working in the kitchen or caring for Granny.I am terrible for leaving my phones in a room and missing important calls. So having the Gigaset attached to me  means I am always contactable.

Its more obvious gain is hands free chatting so when I get a call from Chris every evening on his long journey home, I can carry on cooking the meal and not get grumpy that he rings when I am busy!


I am very impressed with the phone, the design  make it a pleasure to look at, the photo and clock face make it fit in the room as a pretty item but its usable features and clear connection, great sound quality, make it a much needed item, I did not think about before.



But don’t be fooled, this phone is much more than just appealing to the eye. The choice of three home screens, including: dial centre, ECO DECT technology, text message centre and customisable information screen, as well as picture ID function and Bluetooth capabilities, mean this phone delivers on every aspect of home telephony - sound, reliability and performance.
SL910A
Prices start from: £139.99
Handset size: 5.5 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm
Handset options: Single and additional handset

The SL910A is available to buy from John Lewis, Dixons, Amazon and Ligo.


For full details of all phone models available from Gigaset, please visit www.gigaset.com/uk 

18 comments:

  1. Unfortunately I've just bought a phone because this one is brilliant - the handset base can sit anywhere. I'm always missing calls.

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  2. We are needing a new phone - this looks great!

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  3. We're all hard of hearing in our household (it seems) and if this phone makes things clearer then that's a very good additional function.

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  4. want this for my home defo! looks fab!

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  5. Fab phone! I may well have to get a landline now so I can get one of these.

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  6. I want one, this looks fantastic, very stylish.

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  7. Now can you make it stop the cold callers? :)

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    1. Ahh only the Telephone Preferencing Service can fully stop that. Youcan block numbers as they come in,but a lot of these cold calls are one off numbers.

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  8. Wow a fabulously chic home phone, would look great in my lounge

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  9. it looks like a really good pick

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  10. This is a great looking phone! Having just had a bt line installed I need a decent house phone. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Its a good phone not just in looks, but really easy to use,weeks on and I find it so useful.Love the ringtones,the slide screen feature. Plus being able to use while I'm working.

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  11. looks really fab and sleek!

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  12. this is fabulous, at last a home phone that is really stylish!

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  13. great review, and very neat and well designed.

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  14. It looks fabulous so stylish for a home phone and the fact that my aunt who like your granny has trouble with phones, could use it is a bonus. I would love to win thsi phone.

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  15. What a stylish house phone, it looks fabulous. Also my aunt could use it because like your granny she has problems with phones as she is hard of hearing. Great review, fingers crossed, I might win. Duck! Low flying pig!!!!!

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