Reviews & hands-on

  • Phones

    Skype Freetalk Connect Me home phone pictures and hands-on

    By 29 November 2011

    Skype recently unleashed a couple of devices to get you all VoIPed up without even needing to turn on your PC; the Skype Freetalk Connect Me home phone adapter and the GE Digital Cordless Expandable Telephone with Skype. Starting with the adapter and...

  • Phones

    Skype iPhone video calling hands-on

    By 30 December 2010

    You may have read earlier on Pocket-lint all about Skype 3.0 launching in the App Store, bringing video calling over 3G slap bang onto the iPhone. Heck, you may have even taken it for a spin already, testing it out over 3G and Wi-Fi to see if it lives...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Google Voice review

    By 22 July 2009

    Not content with dominating the world of search, email, maps, and pictures, Google has set its sights on another target: your mobile phone. No we aren't talking Android, but Google Voice. So can the search giant really make a difference against a plethora...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Plantronics Audio 655 headset review

    By 22 April 2009

    There are a many headsets you might want to consider using with your PC. If you regularly listen to music or play games, then a standard headset will do. But if you want to use VoIP as part of those games, or regularly use a VoIP application such as Skype...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Asus Eee AiGuru SV1 Skype phone review

    By 4 February 2009

    We love Skype. There, it’s been said. With that in mind, we were pleased to see the slicky-named Asus Eee AiGuru SV1 arrive in the office. If you remember, this is the device that was launched and then retracted back in September 2008. The Eee Asus...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Skype 4 - PC review

    By 3 February 2009

    We’ve been fortunate enough to be using the beta of Skype 4 for many months, but now the application has gone public, is it worth rushing off to upgrade? First of all you'll notice a large cosmetic change. The identity of Skype remains, with the neat...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Tesco Talkwi-fi VoIP review

    By 28 October 2008

    With more people setting-up wireless home networks and more devices offering Wi-Fi, there is a growing rumbling about really taking advantage of these technologies to get the most out of internet telephony. After all, you pay those monthly broadband costs...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Siemens Gigaset S685 IP telephone review

    By 7 October 2008

    Whilst people change their mobile phone approximately every 18 months, landline phones tend to last the life of the product, over 5 years, and in some cases, more than 10. But with mobile phones being so dominant, is there really a place for the landline...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Philips Voip080 Internet Phone review

    By 7 January 2008

    We may be getting used to the idea of making phone calls using our PC and services such as Skype but it seems that people still prefer to talk into something that looks like a traditional phone instead of using a headset. The look of the Voip080 isn’t...

  • Phones 2 out of 5

    Ipevo Solo Skype Desktop Phone review

    By 23 November 2007

    Using Skype on your computer can be a pain, so there are a range of Skype products that help you get around this by giving you access to the Voice over IP application without the need for a computer, but can the Ipevo Solo be one of those products? We...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Polycom Communicator C100 Speakerphone review

    By 1 June 2007

    Use Skype, but don't want to look like a call centre staff member? Polycom thinks it has the answer with its Communicator C100, a speakerphone system that can be used with any VoIP package and your computer. Plugging into your PC via a USB socket, the...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    Netgear SPH200D Skype Phone review

    By 3 May 2007

    Do not make the mistake of thinking about the SPH200D in terms of being a normal cordless telephone with the addition of Skype functionality as a bonus. You would have to be mad to cough up nearly £100 for such a thing. However, turn the assumption on...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    fring mobile VoIP application review

    By 27 October 2006

    VoIP is great isn't it? All those free calls around the world to your mates and family without the hefty bills to match? Shame you can't get it on your mobile then isn't it. Well, now it appears you can. Although still in beta fring is a 3G mobile application...

  • Phones 4 out of 5

    VoIPVoice CyberPhone-W internet phone for Mac review

    By 28 September 2006

    We've seen the VoIPVoice CyberPhone before, in the guise of the Firebox VoIP CyberPhone. Back at the beginning of 2005 it was only PC compatible leaving all those Mac fans out in the cold. Fast Forward almost a 2 years and VoIP Voice has released a Mac...

  • Phones 3 out of 5

    Verballs telephone gadget review

    By 21 September 2006

    Novelty telephones are nothing new, when I was a kid we had a Mickey Mouse one (both in physical form and metaphorically speaking) and more recently my daughter inherited a handset in the shape of "Tigger" who jumps up and down when a call comes in. Novelty...