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Eco Friendly and Convenience Merge: Siemens SL780 and SL785
                                                                                                             

Siemens, the industry leader of DECT phones in Europe, is strengthening its grip on the market with the Gigaset SL780 and SL785.  These two handsets are top-quality cordless phones that meet the highest standards in terms of technology, design and most importantly, environmental friendliness. Featuring a solid, encompassing metal frame, along with buttons and a charging unit made of metal, the bold design is chic and charismatic.

Award-winning Design

Both phones feature an innovative design that has earned them the Red Dot Honorable Mention award as well as the 2008 IF Communication design award for their ease of use.  The newly designed interface offers icons on a centralized 5-way ergonomic keypad, enabling users to quickly navigate through the menu.  The clear pressure point of metal dome key technology provides these units with an entirely different feel you are sure to admire. 

You won’t have any trouble viewing your contacts as the large TFT QVGA 240 x 320 display boasts 256,000 brilliant colors.  Additionally, the Siemens Gigaset SL780 and SL785 provide exceptional sound quality which is maintained even when being used in the full-duplex hands-free mode.  Users have the luxury to mute the devices and also define VIP users.  When your important contacts call, acoustic signals give alert even though the phone has been muted.

Keep Your Contacts in Check

The Siemens Gigaset SL780 and SL785 enable you to efficiently organize your contacts with a robust internal phonebook, packing enough capacity for up to 500 entries.  With the aid of the Siemens Gigaset QuickSync application, contact data can be easily synced to a PC and the Microsoft Outlook mail client with a Bluetooth connection or the provided mini-USB cable.  The new handsets also feature a calender that lets users keep up with all of their important matters.  This functionality is extended with the Gigaset SL785 which has a built-in answering machine capable of recording up to 45 minutes in digital voice messages.

Extra Eco-Friendliness

The Gigaset SL780 and SL785 are both equipped with Siemens’ new ECO DECT technology.  The units are built with energy-efficient power supplies that cut electricity consumption by up to 60% in comparison to conventional handsets.  Users can save more energy when switching their handsets into ECO DECT mode, cutting transmission power by up to 80% when making phone calls.  ECO DECT has become a common feature in many Siemens cordless models but the Gigaset SL780 and SL785 take energy-efficiency to a new level with ECO mode Plus.  This complimenting addition reduces transmission power completely when the handset is recharging or in standby mode.  Transmission power is only reactivated when calls are made or received.

Built for the Future

The Siemens Gigaset SL780 and SL785 are designed to be efficient long down the road.  To ensure that they remain up to date, Siemens offers users a simple way to update their software or incorporate new features over the internet.  When coupled with a Gigaset IP base station, both phones are able to support broadband voice transport by way of HDSP (High Definition Sound Performance).  The base stations for these devices offer easy communications for an entire family of users with the ability to register up to six handsets.  Extremely compatible, the base station can also register Bluetooth headsets and headphones equipped with a Slim Lumberg jack.  If that isn’t enough for you, the Gigaset SL780 and SL785 can be integrated with Siemens’ HC450 intercom system.

The Siemens Gigaset SL785 will be priced slightly higher than the SL780 due to its built-in answering machine.  Look for both of these models to hit the shelves this November.



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17 January 2009 | 21:29
Neal
said

If only they did a VOIP version.

23 February 2009 | 14:40
Ralph Bassfeld
said

I’ve created a video review of the Siemens Gigaset SL785/SL78h which I’ve posted on youtube. Here is a direct link to the video: http://krz.ch/498279

13 March 2009 | 02:45
Great video Ralph! What about US compatibility?
said

Thanks for putting the video together. Do you know if it will plug into a phone jack in the US? I have handle the power adapter but worried the phone wire connection is a different standard. Specifically, is the phone connection a two wire connection that is compatible with US standards (POTS)?

24 March 2009 | 21:12
Ralph Bassfeld
said

There is only one phone cable. For the US, you need a cable with a US phone connector on one end, and a RJ45 connector on the other.

17 November 2009 | 14:07
Chris White
said

Article says this handset can be used with an IP base station. Can anyone confirm, and any info regarding what IP base stations it works with? We have a S450IP base station right now.

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