Taking Skype wireless

SkypeAll I want for Christmas is... I don't know yet. One thing I really want is a wireless solution for Skype. Being chained to the computer with a wired headset isn't working for me anymore (and I usually get distracted and start browsing the net while I'm talking to people). So I've narrowed it down to two choices: the Cordless DUALphone or a Bluetooth headset and dongle. Both solutions run about a hundred Euros, so please help me decide which way to go. For starters, here are my pros and cons: DUALphone: + Able to fully control Skype from handset (online status, contacts) + Phone rings + Familiar phone design - Skype-only - Only useful at home - Not handsfree

Bluetooth: + Can use headset for other bluetooth devices (phone, laptop) + Can work with non-Skype VoIP apps - Ring comes from computer audio (Skype can be set to ring PC speaker) - Still need to use computer to interact with Skype - Headaches setting up Bluetooth headset under Windows XP SP2

It's pretty even, but I'm leaning towards the Bluetooth headset, even though the Cordless DUALphone is pretty cool. Your thoughts?

Posted on December 19, 2005 and filed under Geek Gear.