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ASUS Introduces First Skype Standalone Videophone

Posted: Sep. 23rd, 2008  |  By James Rothaar Freelance Writer |
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Skype Certified Standalone Videophone: If you want to be seen and heard, too, the ASUS AiGuru SV1 is your next electronic gadget! The AiGuru SV1 is the world's first Skype Certified videophone. The WiFi-capable videophone lets users make unlimited video calls for free to other Skype users without using a computer.

Users can begin making free video calls as easy as 1-2-3. Connect to a broadband connection, either wirelessly or via an Ethernet cable; sign-in with an existing Skype name or create a new one; start video calling.

It is designed specifically for video calling and is equipped with a large, high-resolution 7-inch TFT LCD and an integrated webcam. The ASUS AiGuru SV1 also features a built-in microphone and speaker. Users who wish to have privacy when talking can use a standard mini-jack headset and microphone.

The videophone has an icon-based interface and an intuitive button layout that simplifies making and receiving Skype-to-Skype video and voice calls. Users can join in on voice conferences, meaning the ASUS AiGuru SV1 can be used as an all-in-one voice and video conferencing solution. The ASUS AiGuru SV1 also allows users to make and receive calls to and from fixed and mobile lines at really cheap rates.

The AiGuru SV1 is 202 mm long, 123 mm wide, and 253 mm tall, which in inches and feet means 7.95 inches, 4.84 inches, and 9.96 inches, respectively. It weighs just slightly more than 3.5 pounds, or 1.6 kg. The talk may be free, but this is no time to be verbose, as talking time is 20 minutes and standby time is 30 minutes. The battery fully charges in two hours.

The ASUS AiGuru SV1 can be pre-ordered online and is available in October from Skype's online shop. The price is $299.95. Visit www.ASUS.com for press release or more info.

For LxM James Rothaar
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