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C100S Polycom Skype Communicator

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Accessories, USB, Internet, Peripherals

C100S Polycom Skype CommunicatorMaybe it’s the word “communicator” in the name of the Polycom Communicator, but it reminds me of a certain tool that Captain Kirk used on the original Star Trek series, except the flap is on the other side. 

This Communicator enables the user to hold hands-free conversations, using high-quality microphones that can eliminate feedback and echoes.  It hooks up to your computer via USB, and is perfect for Skype conversations or as an external speaker.  You should be able to get the Polycom C100S USB Speakerphone for about $112.

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ZiPhone II USB Telephone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Broadband, Internet, USB

ZiPhone II

The ZiPhone II USB Telephone from Simple Simon has been drawing a lot of attention this past week, due to the money-saving features and call recording capabilities that is boasts. Even more, we see the hacker / designer aspect of the phone with it’s programmer’s development kit and sample code as well. The phone connects to a PC over a USB connection and utilizes VoIP for communications on that end. It doesn’t stop there though, as it can also connect to a standard land line as well as analog PBX connections as well. What’s fantastic is that it can be managed through any Windows-based VoIP SoftPhone or virtual PBX system on the market. The ZiPhone II runs for $199.95 USD.

[Thanks, sightandsound!]

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