ClearOne and Speakables have announced that ClearOne’s
Chat 50 Voice over IP (VoIP)-enabled speaker phone allows Mac users to operate VoIP applications by voice command. The Chat 50 costs $179.
Speakables is a voice recognition software provider; they make various voice control packages for different Mac applications.
The Chat 50 offers full-duplex audio and full echo cancellation, and adding Speakables allows users to control everything from Skype to iPhoto, Mac PVR systems (like Elgato’s EyeTV recorder), iTunes and more. The Chat 50 allows users to command their Mac while continuing to listen to audio from the TV or iTunes through their main speakers, while using Chat 50 with Skype.