We mentioned the launch of the D-Link Skype USB phone adapter during our CES coverage. Well, without wasting any time, it’s about to hit the shops.
The adapter will allow you to use an existing corded DECT or cordless telephone to make Skype calls as well as traditional calls. It’s effectively giving you the option of two phone accounts over a single line. So, if you are talking on a traditional telephone line and receive an incoming Skype call, you can easily switch to the other caller or vice versa. Obviously the adapter could offer Skype big inroads into the traditional phone market – taking the technology away from the PC and into the living room.
The D-Link Skype USB phone adapter is PC (not Mac) compatible, and includes two RJ-11 ports and a USB port to connect an ordinary phone line, telephone and computer. You can pick up the adapter for £39.99 from February.