Awesome Travel Buddy .. Great speakerphone & mic...
4 October 2007
Summary: I've had this for a few days now -- I am a field engineer. I travel a lot, and have needs to communicate with colleagues, customers and partners during business hours. During the down time, I need to reach friends, family & relatives that are in a few different cities around the world. This tool, along with my webcam allows for seamless IP audio & video communications.
Pros: * Crisp Audio & Clarity * Compact, Light and easy to carry with.
Cons: I'm being picky here.. Really no weaknesses. Would be great if it came with a dial pad. But really useful tool.
Summary: Overall, I am very pleased with this device due to its call quality and would recommend it to others. Software: Instructed to load from CD, however, CD did not load on autorun. Produced error: cannot find ‘file:///res/MainFrame.html’. Bypassed the auto load; went to “res” directory and loaded directly the “MainFram.html” OK. Instructed to download Polycom and Skype SW. Already had Skype. Link provided to Polycom website. Downloaded without a hitch and ran setup file.
Pros: Call quality: minimal echo. Great! Powers up with only USB connection. USB cord is wrapped in internal enclosure when done. Headphone jack for more private conversations. Skype launch button.
Cons: Larger size than other Skype speakerphones. More expensive than other models. CD install could be more fluid. States that it only works with XP.
Summary: I've been using my laptop speaker for 4 years and after a Lync meeting with poor reception where I was repeating things over and over I decided to buy the polycom and never had reception since! Not sure why I didnt pick up one of these sooner.
Summary: I picked this up to add to our conference room setup at work. The room seats 20-30 people and this speakerphone is sufficiently loud and clear that the remote meeting attendees can actively participate in the meeting. Occasionally, if a speaker is more than 8 feet away and speaking quietly, the remote attendee will be unable to hear what that speaker is saying; this is expected and fine with me.
Summary: The speakerphone works really well for our needs. We have a small group meeting with another small group and the sound quality is a huge improvement over using a laptop microphone. So far, no problems.