Testing new gadgets

I've been playing with VoIP at home and adding to my media Center.

Admittedly it wasn't as good as the display Rick Anderson (SSP for mobility) had at a recent Global Mobile briefing. I personally liked the new Samsung pocket PC format, however didn't get to use as they were without batteries.

Smartphone April 002

In terms of VoIP I am trialling a Belkin Skype phone. So far, the handset is good, brilliant to setup but the quality of call is questionable. I may try regular VoIP instead.

Smartphone April 003

This is my new keyboard (bottom right) which lasted 1 hour before no longer being able to be used:


April 2008 004


Notice the difference in size with traditional Media Center inputs. Also its Bluetooth - but will it wake from Bluetooth? Will it only wake if using its proprietary dongle?

Watch this space when I get a replacement from ARC in Silverwater Road.

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