Asus outs Skype–backed Eee Videophone

With the Eee Keyboard, Eee Top and Eee Box all being spun out of the original and best Eee PC, Asus has a habit of wringing their hottest brand dry. A

Officially supported by Skype, this new blower is designed for making those all important video calls using VoIP, but without having to resort to a PC. It packs an Eee PC 700 matching 7in screen, along with a microphone, speaker and webcam so you can natter away using the in–built Wi–Fi or Ethernet.

It doesn't need to be plugged in either, running off a rechargable battery. However it last a mere 20 minutes, with the Videophone itself costing a massive £220 too. So surely the question has to be, why bother with this, when you can get a basic Eee PC for the same price and use the webcam on that to make video calls? Hmmm.

For more Asus goodies, be sure to look at our hands–on with the Eee Top at Stuff Live last year.


Asus Eee Videophone

Price: £220

On sale: Now

Contact: Asus