updated 01:20 pm EST, Wed January 10, 2007
Skype/landline DECT phone
While there are a number of computer-based Skype phones, the SPH200D from Netgear is a stand-alone DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telephony) phone that plugs into a landline as well as your Internet connection, permitting any sort of important call, including dialing emergency services. The base station enables the use of three additional 200Ds throughout your home or office. Average talk-time on the phone is 12 hours, with a standby time of 120. Amazon is selling the phone for $180.