USRobotics has announced the availability of its Skype-certified USB Internet Speakerphone for business users looking to make conference calls on the cheap at CES in Las Vegas.

Called the USR9610 USB Internet Speakerphone, the device features all the usual things that you would find on a speakerphone including echo cancellation technology, volume and mute buttons and full-duplex operation, only without the costs of a long distance call.

The speakerphone will be in the shops later this month in America and is priced at $49.99. No word as yet on a UK launch date and pricing.

The unit is just one of the many that have been launched at the show which take advantage of Skype's VoIP service.

In other Skype related news, the company confirmed that its video version; Skype 2.0 is now out of Beta. The latest version adds the ability to video call at the same time as voice.