Skype users keen to use the service for office voice conferencing get a new gadget this week to make calls from in the guise of the ClearOne CHAT 60 speakerphone.

Promising to be "a new personal speakerphone specifically designed for use with Skype software" the new box of tricks connects to your laptop or PC via a USB connection allowing you to talk while using your hands for something else.

Specs and features include full-duplex audio support and something the company is calling HDConference - basically a high-performance audio technologies that includes such things as echo cancellation, noise reduction and adaptive modelling.

The plug and play driverless device will cost $149.99 and is available now from the Skype shop (although not currently listed).