The Gigaset Family of SIP/DECT Handsets For North America in 2010

Gigaset Communications reintroduced their line of SIP/DECT cordless phones into the North American market at CES in January of 2009. It wasn’t until a few months later that I received a couple of sample systems; the A580IP and S675IP. After actually using it for several months I reviewed the entry level A580IP system in July, and we have since been using it as our primary home phone.

One of the great things about the Gigaset phones is the way you can mix a variety of handsets against a single DECT base. The basic systems are complete systems, meaning that each includes one DECT base and one cordless handset. Beyond that you can add up to five more handsets, and they don’t need to be the same model.

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Gigaset Keypads Are Backlit

I can’t recall where but someone recently asked me if the keypads on the Gigaset SIP/DECT handsets are backlit. At that very moment I didn’t know, but I have since confirmed that all three (A58H, S67H and SL78) are in fact backlit. Here’s a composite image of all three handsets to illustrate that fact.


The backlight is most obvious on the S67H model, even in the day time. However, all three are lit well enough to make them usable in a dim or darkened room.