Just like many other internet based technologies, VoIP has its share of dedicated gadgets that make the use of the technology easier and/or make it more fun. For those who like gadgetry it pays to know about all the cool stuff that is available. So here are some business VoIP gadgets that users might consider:
The gadget records all your VoIP conversations. It offers a number of different formats for the storage of these conversations such as wav, mp3, ogg, and spexx and can record in mono or stereo. One possible usage of this besides just reviewing things you and your friends have said is conducting interviews and then uploading them for podcasts.
Skype Mouse by Beyond Tel
This handy gadget is an optical USB mouse and a VoIP rolled into one. You can use it as an ordinary mouse while you do your ordinary internet activities and then flip it open to reveal a keypad and snappy backlit LCD screen. It sports ordinary cell phone features such as contact lists, call history, caller ID, and so on. It works with all the major VoIP providers. It also has audio speakers so that you can play music on it!
ARIO Q- bean
This device is used for linking with computers using VoIP. This device uses a frequency that allows it bypass interference from cell phone and other devices. It has a microphone into which one speaks and allows them to use VoIP, speech to text, and speech recognition. The range is 100 feet, allowing someone to walk comfortably around the room or even into other rooms while having a conversation.
Flexible USB Webcam by Brando
This flexible plug n play webcam hooks up the USB port and makes for very easy filming. The connection with VoIP is simply that it is compatible with VoIP services such as ICQ, Skype, and MSN. This cam has a flexible neck that can be bent into any direction. You might want to use it as you walk around the room talking into the ARIO Q- bean mentioned above.
With the Zoom Switch, you can shift between VoIP calls and ordinary phone calls just by pressing a button. This is handy when you know people on both VoIP and PSTN networks, as most VoIP users do. It also offers USB functionality to wired handsets connected to the phone’s handset or headset port.
CuPhone Echo Free Adaptor
This adapts any phone to being used both with PSTN and VoIP networks at the same time. It has the added advantage of creating echo free calls. Anyone who’s ever experienced those echoing VoIP phone calls, creating a kind of unintentional digital delay more suitable for your guitar but resulting in your stumbling incoherently through sentences, can appreciate this advantage.
Tesco Stick Phone
You can make VoIP calls from any internet connected computer using broadband with the Tesco Stick Phone. It has a number in the United Kingdom but can call anywhere in the world. It also sports a microphone, headphones, and a Gig of storage.