With snappy monikers like this, how can we fail to get excited? US Robotics has unveiled to us the USR809601 (above left), and the USR809602 USB internet phones. Excited? We bet you are.
Both phones are standard USB affairs that boast fancy audio tech to prevent echoes and get rid of that ‘tunnel’ sound that can make internet calls sound like you’re talking through a wellington boot.
Each one has speed dial and the swankier of the two (the USR809601) has a back-lit LCD screen that supports caller ID so you know which of the 113 million Skype users worldwide is calling you.
The other mini handset is meant as a no frills replacement to a headset, to help you shirk that call centre worker look. That’s just so last season.