Hi guys! Today I have something special for you, we are going to look at the gigaset CL660HX, which is an IP phone made in germany. And all you need to use one of these really nice phones is a router that supports this DECT standard with this CAT-iq extension 2.0, it also features HD voice and yeah it is made in Germany and one thing I want you to keep in mind is that if you want to connect this to your router, make sure that your router supports this expanded CAT-iq standard.
That’s here, that way you can use it with a variety of routers such as tp-link and the like and I will show you how to configure this as well. And gigaset has launched this HX series specifically to work with your router so you don’t need a separate base station for your phone it communicates directly with the router which is very nice, so let’s have a look inside the box and then I’m also going to show you how to set this up so first up we find a manual and yeah since I am in Germany. That’s all in German very nice little compact charger, yeah so that’s the charger, I don’t know whether you can see these specs right here, so next up we have like a really fancy looking base station and that’s like a really nice material right here, and here in the back is where you can insert the power adapter yeah that looks very nice.
Next up we have the phone and yeah what I like about the phone is that, let’s turn this around real quick, it has a really nice fit and finish and the displays is also very large, so… and yeah look at this dial pad, you know how many phones like you have like these really small buttons and this is like a really nice size and just to give you an idea i’m going to put in the batteries right now and turn this thing on, and yeah the phone comes with two 750 mAh batteries let’s take this out real quick, and for any electric device make sure you pay attention to the polarity of the batteries, put them put them in the right way, like so… and it’s already starting up, and yeah what the phone is telling me right now it’s to register it with the base station so I will be right back and set this up for you, and yeah like I said before instead of connecting the phone to a base station i’m connecting it right to a voice over IP capable router by the company tp-link and this router supports up to six of these handhelds (DECT phones) and yeah basically to pair the phone with the router.
You just have to push this DECT button and then hook it up with the phone it’s a very easy and straightforward process, now let me see whether I can get you a close-up shot of that router button as well, and yeah here you see the voice over IP capable router with its three buttons at the side and the top one is where you connect the phone, and for that you just push that DECT button for a few seconds and then a light starts to flash and you pair it with your phone, and yeah once the handset is connected it should look something like this that’s literally how easy it is, here you see the time.
And then you have a menu right here where you can change the sounds and a lot of other things so that’s a really nice easy to use phone and on the site right here I even found a connector for connecting a headset so if you wanted to you could even take like a call center style headset like this and just plug it in, and plug it in like so, like so, and off you go so I think that’s really great a handset (DECT phone) that works with a voip router, that has big buttons, that has a nice menu where you can easily navigate everything, and you can connect a headset.
I mean that’s really great, and to check that everything is set up correctly let’s take my other voice over IP phone and pick the u.s. line and call that newly setup handset (DECT phone) and yeah should you happen to miss the call you also see this by this flashing indicator light and it will also display it here as a missed call as well, and a yeah, just to give you an idea you have also a variety of sounds that you can pick as well.
When it comes to the sounds, there are some nice sounds in there, but there’s definitely room for improvement but i did also see supposedly you can also load up your own sounds to that phone because the phone has the USB connection as well and you can connect that to. With a software to your computer and copy sounds as well as pictures when someone calls you as well as your all your contacts so that seems to be nice feature as well.