11 thoughts on “VoIP Gizmos @ CES”

  1. Any news on SIP adaptors. I use Skype but am planning to get a SIP Phone adaptor. My assumption is that if I get one now, I could possibly talk to the other SIP complaint phones, Gizmo users and even Google Talk users in the future. Moreover, the adaptors do not need a computer and I can take calls on my cordless phone. Very good idea when calling long distance to India.

  2. It’s great to see all of these new VOIP products, but I hate that a lot of them are proprietary (aka, “Skype phones”). Feels like you might end up buying a future Betamax.

  3. Betamax was only a big deal because back then VCRs cost > $500. Even then, most people still got about 3 years of useful life out of them before everything went VHS. Who cares if your $100 gizmo only lasts a year or two?

  4. Why is interoperability important? Many consumer devices are not. Your DVD player doesn’t play cassets, 8-tracks, or LPs, let alone the forthcoming high definition DVDs. Your car does not run on hydrogen or compressed natural gas. The question is whether a thing does what it does well enough to justify its price. If you use Skype a lot, a device that only works with Skype will suite you fine. If you stop using Skype, then you buy something else. It’s like PCs — you are probably better off buying a new $1,000 PC every year than holding on to a $3,000 PC for 3 years.

  5. come on jesse, you gotta be kidding me. does cassette player say… oh i am phillips so i will play only phillips cassettes. i am pretty certain, that’s the idea here. interoperablity is important because unlike the devices or PCs you mention, communications is a social activity.

  6. The interoperability in communications comes from the service you use, not the device. It is not the Skype phone that prevents you from calling certain people for free, but Skype itself. If you don’t want to use Skype don’t buy a Skype phone. If you change your mind down the road have you really lost that much because you have to buy a new phone? Again, if it cost a lot of money that would be one thing, but we are talking less than a bottle of Blue Label here.

  7. So they now have the bluetooth Jawbone out…. So why haven’t they made it compatible as a PC or MAC Bluetooth Audio Device yet?

    Really hope i get some response’s, this question needs to get pushed around. Such a great device and addition to any handheld, but what about VOIP?

    Show some love Jawbone!

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