Munich, May 2, 2017 - Anyone who has had the pleasure of holding the Gigaset CL660HX in their hands knows that Gigaset has created a very special cordless phone that stands head and shoulders above others on the market. The precisely made, especially flat and light phone unites powerful technology, excellent ergonomics and a modern design language. This exceptional design has already inspired many consumers – and has now received a further accolade: The Gigaset CL660HX router telephone has captured the Red Dot Design Award 2017.
Design has always been a focus of Gigaset in developing new products, alongside technology, ergonomics and product quality. “It’s our conviction that merely developing a product that’s top class technically isn’t enough. Our products want to have their place at the heart of a home and thus need to blend seamlessly with the ambiance and appeal to users with all their senses – optically, haptically and acoustically, for instance, through voice quality or an outstanding choice of ringtones,” says Raphael Dörr, Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations at Gigaset AG. “It’s the design that makes every one of our phones unique and underscores our customer focus – whether it’s a basic or premium product,” adds Dörr.
Modern, emotional product
Hans-Henning Brabänder, Chief Designer at Gigaset, is delighted at the award. “It’s a great acknowledgment of our work. We’re delighted about winning the design award and, of course, also regard it above all as confirmation of our objective of making users and consumers the focus of our products.” Brabänder, whose products have often won many awards in the past, stresses the special role of product design at Gigaset: “The mission of design at Gigaset is to create functional, manageable products and give the brand a modern, differentiated and emotionally appealing appearance.” Those are the values that are expected and rewarded by the jury of the Red Dot Design Award.
A lot of technology and maximum convenience
With its lean and compact external dimensions, the IP phone, which can be connected directly to a router or expand an existing Gigaset system, boasts a generously sized and mechanically highly precise keypad. The 2.4 cm TFT color display is packed full of clearly arranged and intuitive functions. Surfaces that boast a superb look and feel, together with elaborate details such as the metallic central navigation key, contribute further to the stand-out product quality of the Gigaset CL660HX.
In addition to its brilliant HD voice quality – also outstanding in hands-free operation – the CL660HX provides a range of other ultra-convenient sound features for phone use. It brings a high level of convenience in other aspects as well, such as an address book for up to 400 contacts, with space for three phone numbers per entry. This address book can be synchronized with Google™ contacts (cloud service on the Internet), with Windows or Outlook contacts, and with Apple Mac address books (including iCloud). Exchange of address data (and any related images) requires a connection via the micro USB port and installation of the Gigaset QuickSync software on the PC or Mac. It's also possible to assign special VIP melodies and photos to contacts in the address book, enabling users to recognize callers by their ring tone or displayed image.
About the Red Dot Design Award
The best products of the year are chosen in the international “Red Dot Award: Product Design” by a jury of experts. Manufacturers and designers from all over the world enter their original innovations in the hope of picking up the prestigious Red Dot Award. Numerous categories offer freedom for great diversity in product design. Red Dot invites specialist design experts from different disciplines to serve as jurors. The around 40-strong jury devotes itself to examining all products live and on the spot for three days. The adjudication criteria include degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility. The internal Red Dot jury awards the seal of quality only to products that stand out from similar products on the market thanks to their fine design.