There are times when you might want to make video conference calls from anywhere other than your office especially if the background isnt as tidy or professional as you might like. Wi-FiPlanet.com reviews the Asus Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T, a wireless device that lets you make Skype video calls from any room in the home or office no computer necessary.
If you're a fan of Skype, chances are you use it not just for voice calls, but video calls too. While you can place Skype voice calls from around the house via a variety of mobile devices like Wi-Fi/cordless handsets, smartphones, or even the iPod Touch or iPhone, video calls require you to stay within visual range of a webcam-equipped PC that is, unless you have the Asus Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T, a stand-alone Wi-Fi device that frees you to make Skype video calls without the invisible tether.
Design and Specs
The $199 SV1T, which is available in white or charcoal, has a curvy shape that resembles a techno-prop you might see on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It takes up minimal space, measuring roughly 10 x 7.9 x 4.8 (HWD, inches) and weighing 3 1/2 pounds. Front and center on the SV1T sits a 7-inch, 800 x 480 pixel, touch-enabled LCD display, while atop that is an embedded 0.3 megapixel (640 x 480) camera, the same kind typically included with notebooks these days. Below the SViT's display are some dedicated pushbutton controls along with a single monaural speaker, while on the back of the unit you'll find the power button, a 10/100 Ethernet port (which can be used in lieu of Wi-Fi) and jacks for an external microphone and headphones. The unit's power supply is a small external brick, and while there is a cooling fan built into the back of the SV1T, it's barely audible even in a quiet room.
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