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.
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.
Big-time VoIP providers may be trying to put old-line telcos out of business, but Skype may be beating them at their own game. Russell Shaw compared Skype with the current VoIP top dog, Vonage, and his conclusions may surprise you.
If you can use your regular phones with VoIP services such as Vonage, why not also with Skype? Actiontec's IPWS lets you do just that.