This summer, Gigaset released a new phone that is great for young families that doubles as a baby monitor. The L410 is an economical alternative for a young family that wants to save costs and have one device with dual uses. The phone, when paired with Gigaset’s C610A answering system, can be used to monitor sleeping babies and toddlers by leaving the handset in their rooms and using an intercom function. When they hear baby stirring, a parent can avoid coming in the room to restart the putting down process and instead can speak calm soothing words into their handset outside the room.
For parents concerned about wireless emissions, they can easily switch the device to standby mode. It only switches back on when the device picks up a sound. The ECO DECT functions has a power-saving environmentally-friendly feature.
The handset piece is hands-free and comes with a belt clip that can be clipped on the top or carried around which is perfect for a mom balancing baby in one hand but wanting to keep her monitor and phone nearby. Users can switch between using the clip on L410 device or the handset that comes with the C610A device.
Our reader reviewer, Laura, tested out the phone (retails $99) and found it pretty easily to figure out how to use. Overall, she had a good experience with the phone. At first blush, Laura said she was concerned about phone calls waking the baby, but she quickly realized she could turn off the ringer and the monitoring function still worked well. When her daughter was not in the room, she was able to use the phone’s normal functions. She said she definitely would have purchased it to save costs as her husband is deployed in the military. She wouldn’t necessarily need a separate monitor for her small apartment and the L410 would be sufficient. She liked the fact the L410 was small and easily clipped on her tops. Initially, Laura said she was concerned that the size of the monitor would result in grainy sound quality. To the contrary, she was pleasantly surprised that the sound quality was superb. If she was taking a shower, with the volume turned up, she heard the baby fine when she woke up from a nap. It is probably because the device has HD sound as a feature.
For those wanting to cut down on expenses and products needed for baby and who are already in the market for a new phone, the L410/C610A combo may be an alternative to think about before shopping.
As a fun aside, the phone will make its major motion picture debut when it gets featured in the next JJ Abram’s movie Star Trek II. Nice!