updated 01:30 pm EST, Thu February 1, 2007
Kensington VoIP flip-phone
Kensington has just launched the Vo200 Bluetooth Internet Phone. Designed to fit in the PC Card slot of a laptop, the phone connects to any computer via Bluetooth, and is compatible with all major VoIP networks, including Skype, MSN, Yahoo and Google. Unusually, the receiver mic flips out like a cellphone, and can even be rotated backwards to serve as a stand for a speakerphone mode. The phone charges constantly when it's in storage, providing up to three hours of talk time and 30 hours of standby. An LED light blinks when only 10 percent power is left. Call signals are enhanced by echo cancellation and noise suppression. The Vo200 is shipping today for $90, and requires Windows XP and a free PC Card slot.