These two products take very different approaches to enhancing Skype phoning. Ed Tittel and Justin Korelc put the Iogear USB VoIP Skype Calling Kit and TRENDnet ClearSky Bluetooth VoIP Kit through their paces
After a false start, AOL rebranded and relaunched its VoIP service late last year, in the process making it available to not only AOL customers. Jim Buzbee checked it out and found a few rough edges...
Is there really room for more than one Skype? That's the question faced by Michael Robertson's Gizmo Project. Derek Boiko-Weyrauch put both to the test but found that Skype won't be relinquishing its lead position anytime soon.
The Asterisk open source Voice over IP (VoIP) PBX is usually set up on a standalone PC. But Michael Graves shows how the combination of a special Asterisk distribution and a single board computer can provide a compact, quiet and low-power alternative.
Actiontec's VoSKY Chatterbox is supposed to let you conduct Skype chats without being tethered to your computer via a headset. But Tim Higgins found that he'd rather wait for version 2 of this little speakerphone.
Verizon thinks that upstarts like Vonage shouldn't have all the VoIP fun (and revenue). Jonathan Ghazarian takes a look at the company's VoiceWing Broadband Phone service and finds it to be a fully-featured, easy to use offering.
Linksys may have a holiday season gift for those looking for a way to stream locally stored digital media content without having to leave a PC on all the time. Tim Higgins previews the WRTSL54GS Media Storage Link Router.
Linksys' Cordless Internet Telephony Kit has hit the shelves to help further propel Skype into mainstream legitimacy. Tim Higgins takes a look at a nicely done way to unchain yourself from your PC while Skype calling.