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USRobotics Announces Availability of Skype™-certified Speakerphone


CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW/Las Vegas, Nev. (January 5, 2006) – USRobotics, a leader in Internet access and networking known for quality, innovation, and performance, announced the availability of its Skype-certified USB Internet Speakerphone, the newest in the company’s family of Skype products. The speakerphone will be available through resellers later this month and is priced at $49.99 (MSRP).

“The speakerphone demonstrates our commitment to bringing reliable, easy to use products to our customers,” says Rizwan Akbar, USRobotics’ product manager. “It is simple to install and use, makes Skype Internet calling feel just like traditional telephone calling, and allows users to make free phone calls using their broadband Internet connection.”

The USR9610 USB Internet Speakerphonemakes free Skype calls hands free. With powerful echo cancellation technology, convenient volume and mute buttons, and full-duplex operation, the USR9610 works just like a traditional speakerphone, only without the costs of a long distance call. The speakerphone is light, and easy to install and use with the free software available from Skype.

The speakerphone’s high-quality speaker allows for clear, easy to understand calls from around the world. In addition, the unit’s small size and resilient design allows users to drop it into their laptop bag without fear of damage.

“Compared to other devices on the market today, the USRobotics speakerphone maintains exceptional voice quality in a small, easy to carry unit,” says Akbar. “You normally wouldn’t expect a speakerphone with this sound quality to be this portable.”

Ideal for business travelers far from home, split families around the world, and those looking to cut their long distance costs, USRobotics’ Skype products are a part of the company’s effort to deliver sophisticated yet simple connectivity solutions to home, home office and small office, and small business customers.

About USRobotics

For three decades, USRobotics has been a leader in Internet access and networking known for quality, innovation, and performance. Without losing its focus on the analog modems that made the company a household name, USRobotics is rapidly expanding its category leadership by offering high-speed, broadband modems; wired and wireless networking solutions; and Internet security devices to the growing home, home office, and small- to medium-sized business markets. USRobotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area. For further information, please visit the Web site at

USRobotics is a registered trademark of U.S. Robotics Corporation. All rights reserved. All other company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.