We’ve changed, we promise. Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Installation is thus very simple; run the provided install CD to provide drivers and the core Skype software if you’re not already running it , and then synchronise the phone to your Skype installation. Performance There are a few interesting catches with the CIT Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Don’t show this again.

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Depending on where you were calling, that might make up sixty minutes of calling time — but it might not.

It’s not without its flaws, however, and you’d be well advised to carefully research your VOIP options before making a purchasing decision. SkypeOut is Skype’s calling service to regular phones, with associated charges.

Linksys Skype CIT200 Cordless Internet Telephony Kit VoIP Phone

The practical upshot here is that you have to insert full international dialling codes for all of your “real world” calls, every time. This is because there’s no local point of presence for the Skype service, and this means that all of your calls have to be routed internationally. The mini version of the MX Master, Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse, is almost as feature-rich Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Don’t show this again.

The Good Seamless Skype Integration. There’s no shortage of hype surrounding VoIP, and seemingly no shortage of products either here or in the pipeline. We placed our review unit in a standard Sydney suburban home right next to a standard Uniden DECT phoneand on more than one occasion picked up the wrong handset.

Best Computer Accessories for On the plus side, the CIT integrates superbly with Skype, and if you’re already addicted to the service it’s a great way to make it extremely portable.


Compared to local VOIP services, which are essentially plug and play, this becomes grating very quickly. It’s also totally incompatible with other VoIP services, as Skype uses a different communications protocol for its voice calling.

The compact, smooth-operating K is a desktop s,ype keyboard replacement that connects You can alter calling linksy, copy over your Skype contacts for seamless free calling, and that’s about it.

That sits on a very standard charger and awaits a signal from the USB base station that connects up to your PC and the provided Skype client.

The CIT package also proudly proclaims on its packaging that it comes with 60 minutes of SkypeOut service. Logitech’s smooth-tracking, comfy mouse keeps carpal tunnel at arm’s length. Logitech’s flagship wireless mouse is finely crafted, offers precise, smooth operation Skype, if you’re not familiar with it, works in much the same way as any other VoIP based service, although it’s notable in that it’s primarily designed as a PC to PC calling software; as such the phone itself won’t do anything if your PC isn’t currently powered up and running the Skype client.

Once the software’s installed on your PC, it will by default launch every time Windows starts, start up the Skype client itself and then seek out the CIT phone from the base station. Still, the plan for the Skkype is to sell it to confirmed Skype junkies, and for that market it’s no trouble at all. Features As a standalone phone, the CIT performs much as any other cordless phone, albeit one with a Skype-centric service model.


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On the minus side, it’s totally incompatible with any other bit of VoIP kit linkssy there, and for real world phone calling it’s considerably more expensive to run you can find a table of the current rates hereand it’s much more convoluted due to the need for international dialling codes. The base station also features a large paging button for those times that the phone’s been lost behind the sofa or in the outside shed.

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This should give consumers both a great range of choices and lots of price competition, but it should also make you ponder your VoIP choices carefully.

The base phone unit has a standard array of call buttons, a small colour screen and the all-important Skype button at the base of the phone. Installation is thus very simple; run the provided install CD to provide drivers and the core Skype software if you’re not already running itand then synchronise the phone to your Skype installation.

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