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Skype Mobile 3.0 Beta for Windows

Skype MobileSkype 3.0 Beta for Windows Mobile is now available. You can download it on your phone or PC and transfer it later to your Windows Mobile Professional or Standard phone version 5, 6 or 6.1. After download, you can call, IM and send files with its new user interface. Compatible with Pocket PC, Classic or Professional, Smartphone and standard devices, you will need a minimum of 12MB memory on your device or 6MB on a card. A WiFi connection is recommended for best quality.

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VoIP Star Trek Communicator Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Design, Movies, USB,

Star Trek Communicator VoIP PhoneSci-fi fans who Skype/VoIP will love this new USB speakerphone that resembles a Star Trek communicator. Compatible with Windows XP/Vista and Tiger, it has a volume control and mute function with indicator and a separate USB sound controller with speakerphone and microphone. The phone also makes various comments such as “Transporter room, ready to beam up.” Aye, aye, Cap’n. We understand that the communicator will be at Dream Cheeky but has not materialized there as yet.

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Wooden PAPPA*Phone for VoIP

PAPPA*PhoneThe luxurious wooden PAPPA*Phone works as a Skype phone for both PC and Mac by using its USB adapter. Handmade in Montreal, it is plug-and-play and can work with other VoIP services such as iChat, GoogleTalk, etc. for both PC and Mac. Created by Hulger and handmade in Montreal, it has a handset cord length of 1.5m. Expect a 6 to 8 week delay while your phone is being created and a designer price of $300.00.

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Skype IM+ Goes Mobile

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Internet,

IM+If you have a mobile device with SkypeOut credits and Internet connection, you can now get IM+ for voice and text communication to others with the service, landlines and those on MySpace. It works with no delay with any 3G/GSM/CDMA network, even one with a lower data transfer rate. There is a one time fee with all updates included and you have the option of redirecting incoming calls to voicemail to listen later. The IM+ service is available for $19.95.

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3 Mobile INQ1 Facebook Handset

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Internet,

INQ1

3 Mobile seems to be enjoying the afterglow of their successful Skypephone S2 as they are now working on a Facebook handset. The INQ1 allows you to view your contacts and text or IM through Facebook chat. The cell phone also has HSDPA connection, Skype integration, an eBay tracker and Windows Live Messenger for non-Facebook users. It also doubles as a mobile broadband modem at speed of up to 7.2Mbps. Look for it sometime this month with a price of £99 (~$157.00.)

 

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USB Retro Microphone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB,

USB Retro MicrophonePlay late night talk show host with the USB Retro Microphone. It has a built-in audio decode chipset and will work with Skype or any other chatting application. The mic has a mute button, a volume switch, and supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista. Don’t forget the nifty “on the air” sign, even if you are not. At a size of 88 x 88 x 210mm and a weight of 151g, pre-order now for $32.00 for delivery later this month.

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HiVision miniNote Linux Laptop

miniNote LaptopThey keep on getting cheaper. Based on a public Chinese low cost case mold,  HiVision’s miniNote Linux Laptop has a MIPS based processor, a SDHC card reader, Firefox browser support, Abiword processor, and Skype ability.  It also has WiFi, 1GB flash storage, Ethernet compatibility, 3 USB ports, and audio in and out. Of course, automatic software updates are included. The kicker is the fact that it will only cost you $98.00. Take that, Nick Negroponte.

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Tatung VOIP Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Design, Internet,

Tatung PhoneWe appreciate the looks of this prototype VOIP phone that has won the 2008 IF, Red Dot, and IDEA awards. The Tatung has Bluetooth, wireless connectivity and a touchpad for ease of operation. The Internet phone has a customized casing and a nostalgic, nonworking antenna. Other than that, the phone would be great for Skyping when it seems you could use the simplicity. Let’s hope that Nova Design’s award winner becomes reality soon.

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Face Your Manga Avatar

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Internet,

Avatar

Looking for a new Avatar? Try Face Your Manga. You can use it on your cellie, MySpace, IM, Skype, or any other place in the virtual world. You simply customize the avatar, enter in your e-addy and they will mail it to you. If you don’t like your first design, you can go back and try another combination. The process is quite painless and takes very little time to create and receive your masterpiece. By the way, the free service doesn’t need any registration so you can stay anonymous to a certain extent.

 

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USB 4-in-1 Webcam

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Cameras,

4-in1 WebcamHere’s a 4-in-1 for those with crowded desk tops and only one USB port. The gadget is a Webcam, microphone, fan, and LED light. The USB 2.0 device works with any chatting software, including Skype, has a dimmer switch, an on/off button, and attaches with a suction cup. Compatible with Windows XP/Vista, it is 75 x 75 x 228mm high and weighs 211g. Get yours for $23.00, which makes it less than $6.00 per item if purchased separately.

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