Looking for a stylish, high-end DECT phone at a less than high-end price?  Well, your search has finally come to an end.  The geniuses at Siemens have once again blessed home phone fanatics with a feature-packed cordless phone fit for display in the swankiest of art galleries.  The Gigaset C590/C595 (with answering machine) offers a winning combination of both form and function that is guaranteed to increase your saliva production to chin-wiping proportions.

This multi-faceted home phone is undeniably beautiful; its smooth, gently rounded form is a joy to behold and makes lifting the handset a pleasurably tactile experience.  With a choice between a glossy black or white lacquered finish, even the colour conscious are bound to find the right option to fit in with the furnishings.  And the cherry on this already mouth-watering cake is the richly detailed 1.8" TFT screen, capable of displaying the icon menu and vibrant number display in all its 65,000 colour glory.  This striking, elegant design coupled with the C590's straightforward interface didn't escape the notice of the good people over at Reddot either, who promptly awarded the Gigaset C590/C595 the prestigious Reddot Design Award 2009.

Underneath the C590's inspirational exterior lies an interior packed with handy features and impressive capabilities.  The C590 and C595 can store up to 150 entries which can be organised into one of six VIP groups.  Individual callers can be assigned different ringtones and colour schemes to make quick caller identification a breeze.  And if you're plagued with anonymous calls, the clever selective call blocking feature will silently signal unknown calls so that you need never be bothered by mystery callers again.

For the family-oriented user, this trendy DECT phone also comes equipped with nifty functions to keep you and your brood on track.  Not only will the integrated alarm clock mean that you're always on time, but the birthday calendar will make you a firm favourite with the family in that you'll never forget that special occasion again!  Add in the baby monitoring function and the 612 character SMS messaging feature, and you've got a top cordless phone that'll never disappoint.  And if you're always on-the-go, the C595's remotely accessible answering machine can record up to 45 minutes worth of messages to keep you in the communications loop.

Energy conservation is another huge plus point of the C590/C595.  Both models use Siemens' incredible ECO DECT technology which allows for an 80% reduction in transmission power during calls (ECO Mode) and a total saving of energy through wireless connection shutdown whilst idle (ECO Mode Plus).  All these eco-savings don't impact on voice quality either - call clarity is simply stunning regardless of whether it's via the handset or hands-free usage.

As ever, liGo are on the ball by offering the Gigaset C590 at the wallet-friendly price of only £49.99 for one handset, while the C595 is also a snip at a measly £54.99.  Resistance really is futile.