The BT Elements 1 km Single is an IP67 Rated Cordless Phone with Answering Machine and Nuisance Call Blocker. This cordless phone looks albeit like a normal cordless phone but has one unique feature above most other phones the 1 km Range. The unit is built solid protected from dust and capable of withstanding water immersion between 15 cm and 1 meter for 30 minutes. The phone is slimmer than many phones which has builders feel to the phone. The Cordless Phone has an answering Machine and Nuisance Call Blocker.
- 1 x Remote base unit
- 1 x Handset
- 1 x Charging pod
- 1 x PSU
- 1 x Telephone line cord
- Rechargeable batteries
- Quick start guide
Note: the phone comes with a UK telephone lead, compatible adapters or Ireland cables are freely available at minimum cost.
- Base: 161 Handset: 172 Charger: 82
- Base: 12.6(H) x 12.8(W) x 6.5(D)
- Handset: 19.6(H) x 5.5(W) x 3.1(D)
- Charger: 4.5(H) x 10.8(W) x 7.9(D)
- Long cordless range (50 m indoor 1 km outdoor)
- IP67 rated (protected from immersion in water and dust proof)
- Nuisance Call Blocking technology installed
- Built in answer machine and text messaging
- Robust handset with belt clip
Other useful features include a 200 name and number directory, a handy 6-line mono display which is backlit and has contrast control, 50 number calls list, 30 number redial list and call waiting indicator. This phone also has 10 polyphonic and 5 standard ringtones to choose from, a VIP indicator, 9 quick dial memories, a keypad lock and secrecy function. The text messaging option is not available in Ireland due to the networks.
Disappointing warranty with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty, for an environmentally sealed cordless phone that can withstand water ingress and take a knock or two, 1 year is minimal.
The Setup is minimal, plug in the phone and connect the cable to the base station. The cables are designed that they cannot be inserted incorrectly. The time and date require setting initially with a few different menu. There is an abundance of features, the Nuisance Call Blocker is a handy feature to prevent unwanted calls. The long cordless outdoor range is the unique feature of the phone allowing call made and receive up to a range of 1 km and up to 50 m indoors, this is ideal for the end of the garden, farm, or used in a business in a workshop, or large warehouse.
The belt clip initially seems a waist but over time this was perfect saving the hassle to carry the phone in your back pocket, the cordless phone required little charging with 13 hrs talk time, up to 160 hrs standby time. The features clock, calendar and alarm are easily setup. The cordless phone is GAP compatible which means when other handsets can be registered to other base systems allowing you to receive incoming calls and to make outgoing calls. The contact address book copies between the BT handsets.
The call quality can’t be faulted. This was tested in the house and walked a long distance away from the house, the audio to the caller and receiver was perfect albeit a slight distraction from external noise.
This BT Elements 1 km has all the features you would expect form a cordless phone but has the extended range, perfect for a business area in a large office, warehouse etc This has an answer machine, (up to 30 mins recording time) Nuisance Call Blocker built to withstand a knock or 2 and waterproof. The Speakerphone for hands-free calling is great when on hold. The cordless is not the most visually appealing handset (hefty and wider than typical BT cordless phone) but makes up for this in terms of functionality, range and build.
It may be beneficial to look toward a double / triple handset to ensure you are within range of a handset. Additional handsets are available to expand the telephone system. This can be used for domestic or business but if your current phone does not cover the area required, this is a definitive choice for the extended range.