Thursday, January 05, 2006

Skype at CES

Daily Wireless has a run down of the seven deals Skype annouced at CES. Thier summary:

"Consumers will be able to use cordless phones away from the desktop to make Skype calls, easily switch between free Skype calls and ordinary landline calls, and enjoy Skype’s simplicity on regular phones via a desktop USB connection with these products."

From the press release:
  • Creative Skype Internet PhonePLUS – a standalone phone that enables anyone to make free Skype calls over the Internet without a PC connection
  • D-Link Skype USB Phone Adapter (DPH-50U) – a Skype phone adapter that enables the use of Skype on a traditional phone
  • IPEVO Fly-1 Cordless Handset and Xing Speakerphone – PC and Mac compatible IPEVO Fly-1 cordless Skype USB handset and an IPEVO Xing Skype USB speakerphone
  • KODAK Photo Voice – a beta version of the first Skype certified online photo sharing service, available as a free download at
  • NETGEAR – a new communications device to be unveiled at CES on Wednesday, January 4th (details below)
  • Panasonic – a cordless telephone product that interfaces directly with Skype, allowing users to make and receive Skype calls and traditional calls using the same device
  • VTech USB7100 Phone – availability of the previously announced VTech USB phone, expandable with up to four handsets and allows users to view their online contacts


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