I don't get too jazzed up about the latest phone technology, but this little Ipevo handset for Skype is about the coolest thing imaginable. It plays into my thrifty side, while being easy to use as well. You just download the driver, plug it into your USB port, and you're calling around the world for nothing or next to nothing. If you already have Skype, you use it to call other users on your list or use SkypeOut to call anyone else for about two pennies a minute, no monthly charges. If you don't have Skype, what's wrong with you? You can make and receive calls to ordinary phones with your computer. www.skype.com
Before, I'll admit, it was a bit of a pain. You had to buy a headset and figure out how to hook it up right. If you used that in public you would look like some call center worker who got waylaid at the coffee shop. With this little phone though, you can talk away at any hotspot and look gadget-savvy instead of goofy.
If you're staying far away from home, where your cell phone doesn't work or is too expensive, just log on and start gabbing. I gave it a test run this morning and while Skype won't win any awards for perfect phone clarity, it's generally as good as the average cell phone call and you can't beat the price! Check out the Ipevo phone here.