Iogear on Tuesday introduced a new peripheral for Mac and PC users who conduct two-way conversations through their computers, either using Voice over IP (VoIP) or instant messaging software. The
USB Speaker Phone
is available now and costs US$59.95.
The device attaches to the USB port of your Mac and measures 2.2 x 0.8 x 3.2 inches, weighing about 1.5 ounces. It includes a six foot long USB cable, and incorporates a 2.5mm headset jack if you’d prefer to keep conversations private. It works without drivers, and supports Skype, Vonage, audio chat in instant messaging clients and other software. The USB Speaker Phone employs Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for sound quality.