OT: Gigaset Product Promotion In Hollywood

Gigaset is pushing onward with promotion of their brand to the North American market, this time getting involved with the Emmy Awards. Tony Stankus sent a link to their Facebook page where they have posted a photo gallery of a number of TV actors holding various Gigaset wares.

That’s cute, and good for the company profile. However, the curious part is that in some of the photos you see them holding the a little wearable hands-free badge or the handset of one of the DX series desk phones. I wasn’t aware that these items, rumored some time ago, had even made it to these shores. This could be a sign of good things to come in the near future.

  • The “little wearable Bluetooth hands-free badge” is a DECT based Hands-free clip for cordless phones called Gigaset L410: http://gigaset.com/hq/en/product/GIGASETL410.html
    It was introduced earlier this year at FEDCON XX. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsGav7UnnJ4 😉

  • Ottone

    The downsides: The L410 has a non-standard battery, does not support HDSP (HD voice), grabbing an established call (transfer to this device and back) only works with selected models in single-click mode – a standard manual transfer, i.e. treating the L410 as a regular phone, is uncomfortable.

    • That’s all very interesting. I’d still like to try one. My wife makes very heavy use of the speakerphone feature on the Gigaset handsets. It might be better for the other party (mostly me) if she could wear the device as she moved about. She doesn’t like headsets of any kind. It is a pity that it doesn’t support HDVoice, but that may not be a deal breaker for me.

      The transfer capability seems to make the L410 a better match to the DX series desk phones than the cordless systems. That is presuming that to transfer from the desk phone works with one button press.

      By the way, do you know which models work for the one-button transfer?

  • Ottone

    SL400A production batch since May 2011, DX800A support is supposed to be “incomplete”, C610, S810 (CX610 ISDN und C610 IP do not support the one-click transfer). It is the base station that decides about the compatibility, not the handset; a transfer to he L410 also works with older handsets, transfer from the L410 however requires newer handsets.

    The ringtone cannot be changed, it appears. The overall sounds seems to be good.

    • I expect that I’ll try the DX800A and the L410 when they become available in the coming month. We already have a C610A. I’ve been meaning to write about that device for a while but after dealing with all the handset models last year it’s tough to get back to something so similar.