• Description

    The robust phone built to stay protected in life’s many situations.

    The Gigaset E490 is the tough telephone from Gigaset. Resistant to water splashes, shocks and dust, it can survive in any environment, from the most hectic of homes to the dustiest of workshops. Easy to handle, this phone has an illuminated colour display and keypad for faster navigation. Thanks to a vibracall setting, it even vibrates to let you know a call is coming. Speaking is a pleasure on the comfortable handset. Or when you need to do two things at once, you can experience advanced hands-free with great sound quality or use the helpful headset connection via 2.5mm jack. With talk-time of 12 hours and an extra long standby time of 250 hours, the Gigaset E490 is simply dependable. And if you pay attention to the environmental and financial impact of your energy use, you’ll be pleased with the Gigaset E490’s radiation-free¹ and energy-saving ECO DECT technology.

    With ultra practical features and a durable outer shell, the Gigaset E490 is the steadfast phone that withstands the vigours of even the most demanding days.

    Reliably resilient.
    The Gigaset E490 is built for individuals that need a sturdy phone they can trust, from families to craftspeople. Shock proof, splash proof and resistant to dust, it can cope with all practical environments. Long standby time of up to 150 hours means it doesn’t need constant charging at the base station, so the handset can stay in your pocket as you complete your tasks. And thanks to vibracall, you can feel a call coming as well as hear it – perfect for noisy places. When you need to do two things at once, you can get the job done with advanced hands-free or use a headset via the Gigaset E490’s 2.5mm jack connection – always in brilliant sound.

    Pure convenience.
    With its robust design, advanced hands-free and user-friendly interface the Gigaset E490 offers an efficient way of staying in touch. Enjoy fuss-free navigation thanks to the clear menus, illuminated keypad and colour display. And save time even further by storing the details of up to 150 important contacts on the Gigaset E490’s spacious phonebook.

    Fits your needs.
    With a talk time of up to 10 hours, you can speak for a long time on the Gigaset E490. If it makes life easier to have a phone in every room simply expand your system by adding extra handsets, and talk in brilliant sound quality everywhere. The Gigaset E490 accommodates up to 6 additional handsets with ease.

    ECO DECT for energy savings and radiation-free¹ telephonyECO DECT
    The energy-saving power supply of the Gigaset E490 consumes less electricity², so it saves you money and is better for the environment. Like all Gigaset cordless phones, it also variably reduces the transmitting power from the handset to base station depending on their distance apart. You can also reduce the transmitting power of the Gigaset E490’s base station by 80%³ simply by selecting the ECO Mode. Furthermore, radiation-free* ECO Mode Plus slashes the transmitting power by up to 100% when the handset is in standby. This way, you can enjoy a more energy-efficient way of staying connected with your family and friends. 

    Splash proof, dust proof and shock resistant, the Gigaset E490 has the brawn to withstand whatever situation comes its way. This tough telephone fits in perfectly with hectic lifestyles, giving great sound quality on every call.


    Environmental Product DeclarationOur environmental mission
    We at Gigaset Communications GmbH have a responsibility to society. View our Environmental Product Declaration for the Gigaset E490/E495.
    Download (pdf)

  • Specifications
    Convenience - phoning essentials
    Bluetooth® function | Mini-USB - | -
    Dial by voice command -
    Automatic redial function in handset -
    Automatic dialing of operator prefix yes
    Last dialed ... numbers 20
    Phonebook transfer: via DECT | via Bluetooth® | via LAN yes | - | -
    Phonebook | address book | entries yes | - | 150
    Standby time | talk time 250h | 12h
    Room monitoring yes
    Vibracall yes
    Live recording of calls -
    Calendar -
    Date reminder function | alarm call - | yes
    Plug-and-play installation yes
    Range indoors | outdoors 50m | 300m
    Display and menu features
    Charging status displayed yes
    Call duration displayed yes
    Call charge displayed -
    Range displayed (handset to base station) yes
    Date displayed yes
    Time displayed yes
    List of last … missed calls with time and date 30
    Display of caller’s number (CLIP) | picture (Picture CLIP) yes | -
    Easy-to-use text-based menu | jumbo fonts | icon-based yes | - | yes
    ... pixel, ... inch, ... colours and ... lines 128 x 128\, 1.65''\, 65000\, 6
    Display: illuminated | colour yes | yes
    Display: numeric | alphanumeric | semigraphical | graphical - | - | - | yes
    Multilingual menu for up to ... languages 19
    ECO DECT
    Up to 60% less power consumption yes
    Transmitting power at almost zero when handset docked yes
    Radiation-free ECO Mode Plus yes
    ECO Mode for reduction of transmitting power of base station by 80% yes
    Keypad features
    Navigation key yes
    Message indicator key yes
    Colour of illumination amber
    Illuminated keypad yes
    Messaging functions
    Up to … characters SMS | Email 612 | yes
    Up to ... personalized SMS in-boxes 4
    Email notification -
    Others
    Wall mountable yes
    Warranty 2 years
    Batteries 2xAAA
    SAR Value
    Gigaset Handsets < 0\,1 W/kg
    Security
    Equipped with speech transmission encryption yes
    Sound quality
    Hands-free talking | convenient hands-free | advanced hands-free - | yes | -
    Headset connection | corded 2,5 mm | Bluetooth® yes | yes | -
    Adjustable handset volume yes
    Individual ringer melodies for VIP entries yes
    HSP™ for brilliant sound quality yes
    HDSP™ ready handset -
    Ringer melodies | polyphonic | real sounds I downloadable 5 | 10 | - | -
    Technical data
    Standards DECT | GAP yes | yes
    Dimensions handset (H x W x D in mm) 151 x 53 x 28
    Dimensions base station (H x W x D in mm) 110 x 140 x 40
    Dimensions charger (H x W x D in mm) 39 x 80 x 94
    Available colours Black/Grey
  • Accessories
    • Gigaset E49H
      Gigaset E49H
      • High resistance to shocks, water splashes and dust.
      • Advanced hands-free talking with great sound quality.
      • Vibracall, headset connection and illuminated colour display.
      • Reliably long standby time of up to 250 hours.
    • Gigaset L410
      Gigaset L410
      • Clip on and move with more flexibility
        while you call
      • Hands-free talking in perfect sound quality
      • One-click call transfer from handset1 or take calls directly on clip
      • ECO DECT features2
  • Support
  • This product might not be available in your country. For detailed information, please consult your local retailer. 

  • When handset is in standby and when all registered handsets support ECO Mode Plus 
  • 2 Compared to conventional Gigaset base stations. 
  • 3 For all registered handsets – in comparison to when ECO Mode is not activated and to our conventional cordless phones. 
  • * For all registered handsets and when all support ECO Mode Plus.