Asus Announces AiGuru Skype Music Phone
Asus has announced the first wireless music Skype phone. The AiGuru S1 is a Wi-Fi enable handset that doubles up as a speaker for songs streamed from a PC.
The handset connects to a PC running Skype across any local 802.11b/g wireless network. It supports the standard Skype features – SkypeIn, SkypeOut, conference calling, voice mail, contacts etc – and is fitted with a 750mAh battery providing a claimed 2.5 hours of talk time.
“The goal of d igital h ome technologies is to share computer resource with other electronic devices around the house and provide greater convenience,” said Joe Hsieh, Director of ASUS digital home business. “The AiGuru S1 packed several practical features for easy and wireless access of PC functions. Skype, listen to music or even manage music library with this new product.”
The 11.7 x 4.6 x 2.3cm handset also contains a 0.5W speaker for hands-free calls. You can use that to listen to music too, or plug in a pair of earphones into the handset’s 3.5mm audio socket. Asus said the device can be used to control Windows Media Player remotely.
A price or ship date has not been announced. More information on the AiGuru Skype Music Phone