Sunday, January 1, 2006

Skype Adds Gear from Creative, D-Link, IPEVO, Kodak, Netgear, Panasonic, and VTech

At CES, Skype announced seven deals with consumer electronics companies, including:

  • Creative Skype Internet PhonePLUS - a standalone phone that enables anyone to make free Skype calls over the Internet without a PC connection

  • D-Link Skype USB Phone Adapter (DPH-50U) - a Skype phone adapter that enables the use of Skype on a traditional phone

  • IPEVO Fly-1 Cordless Handset and Xing Speakerphone - PC and Mac compatible IPEVO Fly-1 cordless Skype USB handset and an IPEVO Xing Skype USB speakerphone

  • KODAK Photo Voice - a beta version of the first Skype certified online photo sharing service, available as a free download at

  • NETGEAR - a new communications device to be unveiled at CES on Wednesday

  • Panasonic - a cordless telephone product that interfaces directly with Skype, allowing users to make and receive Skype calls and traditional calls using the same device

  • VTech USB7100 Phone - availability of the previously announced VTech USB phone, expandable with up to four handsets and allows users to view their online contacts