updated 01:30 pm EDT, Wed September 20, 2006
Voice over IP handsets are the current focus for many electronics firms, but alternatives will soon arrive for those who simply consider Internet calling a secondary feature at the PC. Kensington has just entered the Internet telephony business by announcing its new Vo300 USB Speakerphone as a complement to an existing PC. Plugged into a computer, the Vo300 can interface with Skype on the host system to not only dial and receive calls but also browse the call history and contact list on a built-in LCD screen. Headset jacks are also present for private conversations. Kensington is shipping the speakerphone on September 24th for $90.