Logitech Cordless Internet Handset

By Gerry Blackwell

December 14, 2006

A dedicated Skype phone that frees you from your PC and won't interfere with your WLAN.

Yet another Skype phone added to the growing glut. This one comes from Logitech, a solid company better known for PC peripherals—keyboards, mice, speakers, webcams—and wireless headsets for cell phones. The Logitech Cordless Internet Handset ($100 MSRP) is an Internet-only device designed (and certified) to work with Skype.

Unlike some other Skype phones, including the Auvi PHIP65, recently reviewed here , you cannot make PSTN calls with this phone. In other respects, it's similar to the Auvi product. This one, however, offers superior operating range and a simpler, more intuitive interface.

Like the Auvi phone, the Logitech Cordless Internet Handset uses DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications), the European cordless phone standard. And like the Auvi phone, it lets you use the DECT network to connect additional handsets in a home (or small office) intercom network. DECT is fast becoming the technology of choice for Internet phones—partly because it operates in the 1800–1900 MHz band in North America so won't directly interfere with Wi-Fi networks, and partly because it appears to be a superior cordless phone technology.


For the full review, visit Enterprise VoIP Planet.com

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