updated 01:50 pm EDT, Mon September 25, 2006
If Skype is one's preferred form of communication but desk space precludes either a dedicated handset or a desktop speakerphone, Sysgration has developed a particularly well-integrated combination of mouse and VoIP phone. Users of the ASG-142 can treat it as a standard three-button scrolling USB mouse in most circumstances. When they want to place phone calls, the top flips open to transform the mouse into a Skype phone complete with number pad, volume control, and a display for caller ID. The device currently requires Windows for Skype functions but should be shipping soon. No price has yet been finalized.