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Philips launches stylish new DECT phone range

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Innovative design and high quality materials combine to create new demand for the home phone – make sure only friends and family have your home number! 

New Philips Design DECT phone range now on sale at John Lewis

Better to look at and all-round that bit nicer to make a call with, the humble home DECT phone is making a come back in part thanks to the stylish new Design home phone range from Philips and partly because consumers have learned to limit their home number to just friends and family.

It’s time to be different! Led by the modern mobile phone, handset design has become, well, a bit similar, be it a black or silver, plastic or metal rectangle. And by being designed to do many things they often don’t do the one thing really well – make calls!

The new Philips Design range offers simple - yet beautiful - ergonomic designs to bring a touch of quality and originality back to the telephone. At a stroke, Philips has transformed the humble home phone into a modern work of art.

Philips’ Design phone range includes the M8 and Luceo cordless models and is now on sale in John Lewis with further models launching in store this summer.

The M8

This elegant phone is a mix of simplicity and sophistication, melding sleek aesthetics with intuitive function.

The symmetric and geometric design naturally fits into any room. Materials such as real red oak wood and die cast metal have been specially selected to ensure a high quality finish, while offering both visual and tactile appeal.

Interactive functions have been carefully considered for a distinctive user experience. The large high-resolution TFT colour display and the calibrated keypad allow effortless, easy use.

Particular care has been given to the sound quality. The innovative design of the speaker opening makes a voice crisp and natural, it’s almost like being there face-face. While a comfortable fit in the hand and to the face, makes it a dream to use for longer phone calls.

The M8 Black is available now in John Lewis for £99.95 with the white and wood model following at £129 from August.

Features:

  • Wide range of unique ring melodies to choose from
  • Large, high contrast 2.0" TFT colour display
  • Easy-to-dial keypad with white backlight
  • 250 name phonebook
  • Answering machine with up to 60 minute recording
  • Up to 18 hours of talk time
  • Up to 250 hours of standby time

The Luceo

Iconic in every way, the Luceo phone offers sensual lines in a modern design.

A high contrast, white-on-black reverse LCD display on the handset ensures easy reading and a secondary display on the base blends into the minimalist design with ease and shows a caller ID and clock.

Sound quality is simply amazing thanks to Philips acoustics engineer’s specifying high quality components, the latest digital signal processing and a precise acoustic enhancing design, to ensure an ultimate calling experience for voice clarity.

Like the Mira, the Luceo features a hand free mode, great to share the call with others or simply multitask.

The Luceo is available in black or black and white and will be on sale in John Lewis at the end of August for £79.

Features:

  • Secondary display on the base shows caller ID and clock
  • Charge handset either way around
  • Calibrated keys for precise dialling
  • HQ-Sound: high quality acoustic engineering for superb sound
  • Handset speakerphone allows you to talk handsfree
  • Privacy settings: call block, silence mode, call barring
  • Up to 30 minutes of messages on your answering machine
  • Zero power emission when ECO+ mode is activated

About Gibson Innovations

We’re Gibson Innovations, and we love music. We combine innovation, great sound and sophisticated design to create music and entertainment products across a dynamic portfolio of brands: Philips, Philips Fidelio, Gibson, GoGear, Onkyo and Trainer. We’re part of Gibson Brands, Inc., one of the fastest-growing music lifestyle companies in the world, with a portfolio of brands that spans the full journey of music: creation, performance and experience. For our latest news go to www.gibsoninnovations.com/news.