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Skype USB phone supports Mac users

updated 09:45 am EST, Thu December 15, 2005

Skype phone supports Macs

IPEVO has announced that its Skype certified USB phone, Free-1, will --an application for making free calls to any destination over the internet--allowing users to talk on an actual handset, rather than speaking into a microphone. Free-1 is specifically designed for Skype users, boasting a simple and stylish look with features to maximize connection quality--such as anti-crosstalk. "We are pleased to offer consumers feature rich, user-friendly Skype certified products. We are especially pleased to bring this unique phone to our growing base of Apple/Macintosh users," said James Bilefield, vice president of business development for Skype. The Free-1 USB phone retails for $35, but is available via IPEVO's Christmas special for $30.

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  1. LordJohnWhorfin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Corded... Who cares

    What's really needed is a driver for cordless phone devices... If you're close enough to the computer to use a corded phone then you might as well dial with the mouse and use a standard USB headset. A cordless phone would let you use Skype away from the computer.

  1. danrnw

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Agree, but it's a start

    I'll probably buy one and support these companies doing something for our platform. But yes, an adaptor that would let us use our existing cordless phone connected via USB, (like our Windows brothers) would be what most of us will want. I bought an adapter last week and it doesn't work too well. It was from a company called CuPhone. I don't recommend their RJ-11 phone adapter dual. It works kinda, but not seamless by any means.


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