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#40496 30-Aug-2009 06:52
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I’m a regular skype user and now want to use a handset to make Skype calls. My computer speakers and microphone are not very convenient when I have other people in my computer room.  


Initially I wanted to utilise my old handsets and found the D-link DVG-2101SP which looked ideal but seems to be out of stock everywhere I look.  


I’m a bit out of my depth right now when it comes to looking for these Skype related products and thought I’d ask Geek Zone to see if anyone could recommend a wireless handset for making Skype calls that is available in NZ.





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  #251666 30-Aug-2009 09:00
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An iPhone is perfect, I use mine all the time for outgoing calls at home. Can't help you too much on stand alone handsets though.


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  #251670 30-Aug-2009 09:08
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Check out Harvey Normans - It was over a year ago, but I picked up my dual line Doro Skype phone for $35. This is cordless and plugs into your PC as well as your actual landline so you can make/recieve calls from both systems :) ( - the review there is poor but Id say they got a bum unit as my folks have one of the same phones and have no problems as well :)

HN had a Philips based one as well but was a 2.4ghz one so went for the 1.8ghz Doro to avoid any potential wifi issues.

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  #251676 30-Aug-2009 09:31
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There are two types of "dua lines": ones that plug to your PC and a landline and the ones that plug to your router and a landline.

I have the latest one - a Dualphone 3088 - and it's very good. The fact you don't need your PC on all the time, being cordless and more.

I just not sure it's available in New Zealand anymore. Google is your friend.

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