The Sagemcom Sixty Review: is this the coolest retro phone ever?


Lovers of stylish interior design are always looking for the perfect finishing touches for their home. If you’re one of them and your taste leans towards the retro then here’s one serious yet sexy piece of kit you might want to consider equipping yourself with.

Sagemcom-Sixty-Cordless-TelephoneThe Sagemcom Sixty was launched by the award winning French technology pioneers to give discerning consumers a creative take on vintage with all the benefits of the latest DECT technology built in.

Nostalgia made modern 

The Sixty is described by Sagemcom as being “a contemporary interpretation of the historical S63 model” – and it’s certainly a fitting tribute. Sagemcom’s designer Olivier Scala says that he drew his inspiration from the emotion and history we attach to old style handsets, with their round dials, comforting definitive contours and instantly recognisable ringtone.

The styling of the Sagemcom Sixty undoubtedly captures that nostalgia – but cleverly mixes it up with a choice of glossy orange, monochrome or union jack finishes and luminous LED dial buttons for a truly retro Sixties feel.

Style…but not without substance

You might assume at first glance that this vintage phone has vintage functionality. That’s not the case at all. Sagemcom have intelligently incorporated the everything you’d expect from a modern DECT handset, but within the style features that make this model so unique and eye-catching.

Key features include:

  • DECT cordless phone technology
  • Reverse video dot-matrix screen
  • Wireless handset with 10 hour standby battery life and an indoor range of 300 metres
  • Touch dial enhanced with luminous LED buttons
  • GAP and PABX compatibility.
  • Hands free function with loudspeaker and microphone
  • 15 number phone book and virtual ansaphone
  • Call blocking set to block numbers with selected prefixes

There’s even a choice of 10 ringtones – one of which is an exact replica of the original “ring ring” tone that many of us still remember from our childhoods. It’s just that kind of attention to detail that sets the Sagemcom Sixty up to become a genuine modern classic.