VoIP softphones tend to keep users tethered to the desktop or notebook they run on. Eric A. Hall found that Plantronics' CS50-USB lets you roam in cordless comfort, but can leave you a little lighter in the wallet than you'd like.
Skype is easy and cheap to use, but it's no fun being tied to your PC. The Cordless DUALphone for Skype lets you yak away via Skype or "normal" phone service, roam as free as you want to be, and keep track of the online status of your fellow Skypers.
If you purchased your own VoIP hardware when you signed up for service, you might be surprised to know that it will be as useful as a brick if you decide to change carriers. BroadVoice's Bring Your Own Device service takes a different approach for those who like to own their own hardware. Tim Higgins takes an in-depth look.
The Buffalo Technology LinkTheater combines a progressive-scan DVD player, and networked multimedia adapter capable of handling streaming music and HD display of photos and movies. Jim Buzbee takes it for a spin and finds a lot, but not everything, to like.
The Sonos Digital Music System promises to wirelessly beam music or Internet radio to every room in your house, without breaking the bank in the process. But how well does it work?
There are many consumer-priced networked cameras on the market today and even 802.11g wireless capability is pretty much a ho-hum feature. Humphrey Cheung took a look at Actiontec's offering, but found most of its differentiation to be in its negatives.