Well isn’t this kind of curious? The newer Gigaset S79H handset is being offered on Amazon for $69.95. In contrast the older S67H handset is being offered for $63.08. Both are expansion handsets intended to be an addition to an existing Gigaset systems. They’ll work just fine with either the A580 or S675 base.
The difference in price is very slight given that the S79H actually has some of the features of the SL78H handset, which is offered for a whopping $149.95. The S79H has a 2.5mm standard wired headset connector like the S67H, but also a mini-usb connector for use with the Gigaset QuickSync software. That means that you can conveniently sync up to 500 contacts from Outlook. It also has a handy alarm function and rational volume buttons on the side of the handset.
Unlike the more expensive SL78H, it has buttons that are raised and separated…making dialing one handed easier and more reliable. The flush, smooth metal keypad of the SL78H was what caused my wife to refuse its use in our household. She said that it was too easy to miss-dial when you can’t feel the keys with your finger tips, even though the metal frame of the SL78H really feels great in the hand.
We have a pair of the S67H handsets deployed on our booth giving us HDVoice calling back to the rest of the company via our OnSIP account. I’m looking forward to trying the new Gigaset models when I return home from NAB.