Gadget of the Day – Siemens Gigaset C475

It’s not often at Stuff Towers that a dect phone will ring our bells, so to speak, but Siemens’ rebranded Gigasets will let you do your bi

It’s not often at Stuff Towers that a dect phone will ring our bells, so to speak, but Siemens’ rebranded Gigasets will let you do your bit to save the planet as you hoot your trap off. All of the teutonic telecoms company’s new ‘Eco Dect’ Gigasets come packing a variety of enhanced energy-efficient tech that claim to suck up to 60 per cent less power from Mother Earth’s teat. This sorcery is achieved by reducing transmission power between the handset and base station depending on how far away you’re using it. When docked, the transmission power will set itself to a planet-pleasing zero, while a customiseable ‘Eco Mode’ on the handset can further reduce unwanted transmission power and display preferences. That’s good news for our furry and foresty friends as well as a welcome increase to your talk and standby time. The C475 comes packed with all the features you’d expect from a quality dect, including illuminated colour display, enhanced speakerphone, 150-entry directory, 40 mins of recording time as well as an integrated digital answering machine that will send an SMS your mobile. Consider your halo polished.Essentials Siemens Gigaset C475 Price: £65 On sale: November Contact: Siemens Gigaset Related stories: Eco Media Player – Baylis strikes againTree-hugging Dell goes greenPC World’s tree-hugging green machine