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MVOX USB Speakerphone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Misc. Tech

MVOXThis small MVOX USB Speakerphone is great for Skyping or other applications such as Yahoo IM, AIM, MSN Messenger, Apple iChat, WebEx, NetMeeting, Vonage, and Net2Phone without an external power source.  With built-in echo cancellation, it’s small enough to fit in your pocket yet efficient enough to have a full-duplex sound that allows you to talk and hear at the same time. Compatible with both Window or Mac OS, the MVOX comes with earphones at a price of $17.99.

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eCost Offers Bluetooth Speakerphone for Little Bucks

Kyocera K323Still want a speakerphone but don’t think you can afford a decent one? eCost is featuring the Kyocera K323 for a mere $15.00. There are only 8 left and the sale ends in a little over 41 hours. The Bluetooth gadget has re-dial and volume control buttons, and amber and blue LEDs that will take you about a week to figure out. However, a deal is a deal, no matter how small. Grab one, attach it to your cigarette lighter plug and think of it as making you one step safer on the road.

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Samsung Unveils Guru Cell Phone

Guru 100Samsung Telecommunications India has launched the Guru 100, an entry level cell phone. The cellie has mobile tracking, MP3 ringtone capability (with 2 Bollywood tunes included,) and a 9 hour talk time battery life. It also features phone number storage with up to 500 entries, speakerphone, alarm, calculator, a Java game, and simplified SMS that recognizes both English and Hindi words. The Guru carries a price of ~$49.00. We think it is an excellent idea that could be used as a prototype for bi-lingual products in other countries as well.

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Robo Waiter Takes Orders

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science

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This engaging little Robo Waiter is in Hong Kong taking orders with no backtalk. He shows customers to their tables and waits until they speak into his microphone. The message is then relayed to the kitchen where we presume it is still cooked by a real person. Peter Chow, Director of CyberRobotics Technology, claims that restaurant sales have increased by 20 to 30% since he has been “hired.” Although the bot does not deliver food, it is certainly a big improvement over that tacky Jack In The Box clownhead speakerphone.

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