While its name (ASUS AiGuru SV1 Internet Videophone) may be unwieldy the device is not. As if the inexpensive (and often free) internet service Skype couldn't get any better - now folks don't even need to be in front of a computer for a video chat.

This is the first dedicated hardware device to allow video calling over the internet with Skype - without the need of a computer. The person you're calling doesn't need to have an identical videophone to receive calls - as long as they are connected to Skype (on a computer or Skype-enabled device), your call will always be free.

$299.95 at Skype.com.

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