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USRobotics Skype-certified Speakerphone rolls into Europe


March 5, 2006

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March 6, 2006 USRobotics’ Skype-certified USB US$50 Internet Speakerphone has been on the US market for just on a month, and hits Europe later this month, with sales reportedly going gangbusters as the world begins to realise that VOIP offers tangible savings and little downside. The Flying Saucer USR9610 USB Internet Speakerphone makes free Skype calls hands free. With powerful echo cancellation technology, convenient volume and mute buttons, and full-duplex operation, the USR9610 works just like a traditional speakerphone, only without the costs of a long distance call. The speakerphone is light, and easy to install and use with the free software available from Skype.

“The speakerphone demonstrates our commitment to bringing reliable, easy to use products to our customers,” says Rizwan Akbar, USRobotics’ product manager. “It is simple to install and use, makes Skype Internet calling feel just like traditional telephone calling, and allows users to make free phone calls using their broadband Internet connection.”

The speakerphone’s high-quality speaker allows for clear, easy to understand calls from around the world. In addition, the unit’s small size and resilient design allows users to drop it into their laptop bag without fear of damage.

“Compared to other devices on the market today, the USRobotics speakerphone maintains exceptional voice quality in a small, easy to carry unit,” says Akbar. “You normally wouldn’t expect a speakerphone with this sound quality to be this portable.”

Ideal for business travelers far from home, split families around the world, and those looking to cut their long distance costs, USRobotics’ Skype products are a part of the company’s effort to deliver sophisticated yet simple connectivity solutions to home, home office and small office, and small business customers.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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