Consumer Electronics Show 2002

Vtech: 5.8-GHz Cordless Phone

VTech made the announcement at the CES show that they would have the industry's first 5.8-gigahertz (GHz) cordless telephone.

This phone offers a superior set of features and a new, comfortable design. VTech has added two new exclusive features: enhanced audio performance and a "BOOST" button. The enhanced-audio-performance mode automatically activates when the system detects excess interference and/or reduced signal strength. The "BOOST" button is a manually activated feature, and when it's pressed the user will notice an immediate difference in audio quality.

Another benefit of the new 5.8-GHz phone is its two-phones-in-one functionality. Because the base unit has a speakerphone, keypad and display for call waiting and caller ID, it can be used as a standalone unit. The handset also comes with a built-in display for call waiting and caller ID, a hands-free speakerphone and a standalone charging unit, allowing it to be independent of the base unit. The system also allows for up to six handsets to be used with the base unit. No additional jacks are required!

Additional features:

  • Enhanced 5.8-GHz technology - Highest sound clarity available
  • Vibrating ringer
  • Handset-to-handset operation
  • Conference-call capability
  • Dual battery charging system with power backup
  • Headset compatibility
  • Belt clip
  • Wall-mountable design

The 5.8-GHz cordless phone is scheduled to be available in August 2002 with a suggested retail price of $179.00. For more information, visit VTech.