Summary: Pros: Works great with Skye, Comfortable in your hand, good sound quality, color display, good price. Cons: Computer must be on all the time, phone replaces your mic and speakers, no direct dialing from phone that I have found, you must use contacts entered into skype to call. Great idea and great phone. It is comfortable to hold and works very well with Skype. Sound quality is great. I got Skype to replace another voip company whose service wasn't that consistent.
Summary: It is small, easy to use (even the speaker phone is a little boring to activate during a call). It will cut your current computer speaker sound, so don't choose CIT200 during the instalation screen at control panel. If you change only inside the skype options menu you will have both linksys phone and speakers working.
Summary: It is small, thin, easy to use and install. The only problem (a big one in my opinion) is that it cuts the audio from the speaker. You must access the control panel and change the settings every time you want to listen something, that is no good!!!
Pros: Contrarary to CNET's opinion the headset for this system is actually nice. The installation is straight forward.
Cons: While you can call your contacts in Skype, you can't directly dial call from the phone. You can only call contacts in your Skype directory. The phone comes with no manual. Not even on the installation disk. There is no guide on the Linksys site for the product. There are no Linksys staff answering questions on thre message boards.
Summary: What the Linksys phone is designed to do, it does. It enables you to use Skype in a manner as close to using a "regular" phone as possible. I think the phone is decent looking, it is lightweight (almost to a point of feeling fragine), and the sound quality while using it as a phone is good. It has some annoying quirks like horrible speakerphone, and the need to dial "+" in front of every call, but the latter is really a minor inconvenience.
Pros: Lightweight Better than anticipated range Good sound quality
Cons: Lousy speakerphone Anything but standard calling not intuitive
Summary: Seems to be a real problem with getting the speaker to work on the handset
Pros: You don't need to sit at the PC to make a call
Cons: Frustrating as no support from Cisco and it is supposed to be an end-user device (ie not installed by a techie) This is rubbish and don't buy it as the speaker on the handset intermittently stops working. Installed latest drivers; reboot; replug into USB. Still no sound.
Summary: amd 64x2 4200, vista x86 Using new driver(3.82) with new Skype client(126.96.36.199) ,, works perfect, disconnected when first set up, found when set for skype auto start in cit200 driver , as well as auto start in skype client application , made phone disconnect ...uncheck "start skype when I start windows" option in client, and voila !! no more disconnect .. the driver will auto start skype as long as in start up folder in start menu.
Pros: Skype gone cordless. Accepts multiple handsets, very clear. no echo. Does direct dialing, as long as you add +1 to calls
Cons: only con's so far is slight delay when scrolling thru skype contacts, however phone has it's own phonebook to store #'s .. (if you want to set it up). Inability to click a # to call thru software, Belt clip is a joke
Summary: I have the same usb station disconnected problem. I think it's a driver problem, i'm using the latest driver (3.8.2 ) and skype (188.8.131.52) but still the problem persists.
Pros: + good sound quality + has connector for hands free + works like ordinary phone
Cons: - driver problems, device gets often disconnected from the base station - sometimes it's hard to make a call, maybe due compatibility issues with skype - finding contact in long skype contact list is hard because the scrolling is slow and there is no convenient find function.