updated 11:10 am EST, Wed December 6, 2006
Futiro Luna VoIP Phone
Futiro today launched its unique take on phone design through its Luna VoIP handset. In contrast to the utiliarian looks of most of these designs, the Luna is designed as a stylish centerpiece and has a flat base that lets it stand upright on a desk. This has its own advantages, Futiro says: although the handset plugs into a host computer's USB port, the upright position transforms the handset into a speakerphone, freeing the user's hands during less secretive calls. Echo reduction helps prevent these calls from becoming unmanageable. The phone is Skype-certified but should also work with most VoIP software. Futiro is already selling the Luna today for $75.