Skype has achieves 100 Million users. My mother is also one of the recent new user of Skype. My mother is a Taiwanese, she uses Skype to chat online with her sister(my auntie) in Taiwan. But, my mother, a non-computer user, does not feel comfortable to talk in front a computer.
Therefore, I plan to get a Skype VOIP wireless phone for mom at coming Mother’s Day.
There are already many USB VOIP phones for Skype but, with the USB phone, you are required to sit nearby your computer because of the wire length limitation.
With wireless Skype phone, you can talk to your Skype pals anywhere in the house, such as on the sofa, in the toilet, and so on. It is an ideal gadget for my mom who prefer to talk privately.
Linksys Cordless Internet Telephony Kit for Skype (CIT200)
Linksys Cordless Internet Telephony Kit is a wireless VOIP phone with a USB base station that connect to your PC. You don’t need to sit in front of your computer to talk to your Skype friends.
Once you plug the USB base station to PC, the handset can read and display your skype contact list with build-in illuminated display. The distance range is 300 meters for outdoor and 50 meters for indoor.
Netgear SPH101 Skype WiFi Phone
Netgear SPH101 Skype WiFi Phone is the world’s first wireless(WiFi) Internet phone. Netgear SPH101 Skype phone has pre-loaded Skype software, you can make free Skype calls wherever you are, as long as you have access to WiFi network. No PC is needed!
My two cents
Unlike Linksys wireless phone, you don’t even need a computer to use Netgear SPH101! It is an all-in-one Skype wireless phone, all you need is only a WiFi network.
Since my home is WiFi networked, I would buy a Netgear SPH101 Skype WiFi Phone for my mom, eventhough it is much expensive one.
Skype is a little program for making free calls over the internet to anyone else who also has Skype. It’s free and easy to download and use, and works with most computers.