Summary: despite the bad reviews, my unit works very well and i'm totally satisfied. it's been 2 months since i bought it and it's been working properly most of the times (sometimes when the computer goes on the sleep mode and i turn it on again, it doesn't work and i plug it in again and then it works).
Summary: Product is for an outdated Skype program (3.5) which I found out when I called Phillips because the phone was not working properly. I was then informed by the "helpful" agent that most of their customers call first before ordering the phone. Gee. Helpful. NOT! Look, I was calling from Istanbul, Turkey and it is difficult to contact folks during the USA working hours unless it is the wee hours of the am in Turkey. Trust me this snide comment did not improve my mood.
Summary: This skype phone has been a pain from day one to keep working. The driver crashes frequintly on both of my laptops. One laptop has XP Home and the other is running Vista Basic. The problems I've had with it are different from the XP Home computer and the Vista one. This phone does not work with the most recent versions of Skype. I had to un-install Skype 4.1 and go back to version 3.8, which Phillips provide on the disk.
Summary: I've been using this phone for a while and bought several of them. The sound quality has been always very good and I haven't had any problems with any of them. If you need a wired usb skype phone this is a very good option and the price is also very reasonable.
Summary: The phone is great.very portable. The one concern I have is how long the cable will last as you need to rap it around the phone very tightly for storage. Surely the manufacturer could figure out a better way to store teh cord.
Summary: I bought this USB skype phone to be able to call from any laptop / notebook when I'm not at home and I'm very satisfied. The sound quality is very good and definitely much better as any headset + microphone I had tested. For sure you need to have you computer ON and connected to Internet to be able to communicate, but with this low price, it's not a big deal. So, I could recommend this phone without any restriction.
Summary: dont buy if your hard of hearing. volume not loud enough. Chord is only 2ft, buy male-female usb cable 2 make the cable longer, it has a carrying case good installation instructions and is pretty cool in that you can navigate skype from your skype phone. the only problem i had was it wasnt loud enough to suit me.
Summary: It is much more functional for me to use the USB headset than to use the USB VOIP telephone. The phone itself works fine, but holding it up to your ear while sitting in front of your computer just does not work for me.
Summary: If anyone is looking for a great internet phone for Skype, the Phillips 1511 is it. The sound quality is as good as a land line and the price is around 25.00. I purchased an IPEVO internet phone for 100.00 and the sound is not very good at all. The Phillips is works like you expect and the price is right.