eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets

Unlike the Wi-Fi Skype phones we looked at, KeySpans VP-24A Cordless VOIP Phone ($79) is really a just a handset that connects wirelessly to a PC with Skype installed. To get the wireless working, we needed to connect to the PC a small USB transmi

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - Polycom Communicator

Polycoms Communicator ($129) speakerphone is a handy device for companies that want to conduct regular multi-person conferences over Skype. With two built-in microphones, the Communicator had excellent reception when used for Skype calls. Several

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - Polycom Communicator

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - Vaio Mouse Talk

Sonys Vaio Mouse Talk VN-CX1 ($80) is a mouse that flips open like a clam shell cell phone to reveal a Skype handset. While the idea sounds cool, the reality is that it works much better as an expensive mouse than as a two-in one mouse/ phone. The dev

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - Vaio Mouse Talk

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - Multi-Link TeleVoIP Stick

Multi-Links TeleVoIP Stick ($90) allows users to access the Skype network and the PSTN from their regular analog telephone. Through a jumble of wires, we connected the TeleVoIP Stick to a PC, a POTS landline and a plain old telephone. Once connect

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - Multi-Link TeleVoIP Stick

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - Actiontec VoSKY Call Center

Actiontecs VoSKY Call Center ($70) is another device that lets a user place Skype calls with a regular telephone--but with an added twist. Users can also remotely dial into the Call Center--from, say, a mobile phone--and place Skype calls that way

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - Actiontec VoSKY Call Center

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - Netgear SPH101

With superior features and roaming ability, Netgears SPH101 ($249) stood out among the Wi-Fi Skype phones that we tested. Of the three devices we tested, only the SPH101 could maintain an active call during a roam. In addition to the standard feat

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - Netgear SPH101

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - SMC\s WSKP-100 and Belkin\s Model F1PP000GN-SK

We tested a pair of phones based on Acctons VM1185T design: SMCs WSKP-100 Wi-Fi Phone for Skype ($180) and Belkins Wi-Fi Phone for Skype, Model F1PP000GN-SK ($189). Ultimately, were disappointed by the two phones complete inability to roam in a

eWeek Labs Walk-Through: Skype Gadgets - SMC\s WSKP-100 and Belkin\s Model F1PP000GN-SK

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