Summary: I got this phone cheap, as it has been discontinued. The phone is nice, durable, easy to use, and convenient. However, installing the phone will 'hijack' your audio capabilities, meaning that you can't listen to music or watch the news after install. Even if you adjust the Skype default audio settings, it is still buggy. One work-around is to create a separate log-in user profile and DONT install the phone on the other profile.
Summary: This phone is to expensive for what it does, I am very disappointed with it. it loses connection often shows unavailable and I have to unplug it from the USB port and plug it back again to work, I am glad I am a computer tech I even found out by myself that I have to remove the battery out to reset it and make it to work again which it does not say in the owner's manual.I use an older version of skype 126.96.36.199 because this phone does not work with a new version of...
Summary: First of all after charging the battery, it lost life quickly. I was only able to use it for less than an hour. Secondly, it completely upsets my volume. I cannot receive sounds from my speakers when I connect the phone. I was disappointed.
Summary: My 2-star rating records my disappointment with it's overall performance. It does free the user from the computer, but the price of this freedom has to be counted in lost ability to access skypeout calls, either from the phone or from the computer. In fact, the phone rendered my computer useless as a skype terminal. I can only make skype calls from the phone. This loss of functionality was an unwelcome surprise.
Summary: When the phone works it works very well. Clear sound on both ends. However, the big question is if it will work today. Furthermore, I wonder if Linksys has abandoned this product because the drivers need a lot of work and they are quite old.
Would love to try this phone out but won't install
Davis Hammon, Amazon
15 April 2008
Summary: I've heard such great things about this phone and was really looking forward to trying it out. Unfortunately the phone won't work with my computer and its frustrating that the Linksys wasn't clear about this. It works only with 32bit versions of windows--urgggg! I've got XP x64 and it craps out on the install. Various message boards are saying there are ways but it requires a bit of hacking to make it happen.
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!!!
Summary: Cool Idea, Software works well with windows, wish it worked with apple or linux. When using this phone, user on the other end complains of bad echo. While Skype works fine with regular computer microphone. Had to buy a telephone headset to eliminate the echo. Come on people. Other than that the phone adds a low static hum to the conversation, its not devastating but definitely annoying. I'd recommend upgrading to the more expensive CIT or a going with a different vendor.
Summary: One thing that isn't mentioned anywhere (except an FAQ sheet that's in the box) is that the software disables your other speakers / headphones. I could live with this if it did it while I was using the phone (but it's still a pain if you want to listen to music while you're on the phone), but it disables them permanently, unless of course you unplug the USB.