Review: Skype & IPEVO

I’ve looked around for VoIP type service. First thing I looked at was Vonage, but they required a lot of details that I didnt feel like providing. And i had to pay a monthly service charge. So there was a lot things I had to do to get the Vonage service which I didnt want to do.

The first alternative I found that suited my requirements is Skype.

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Skype:

– A fixed number in the US.

– No yearly required fee except for phone number if required. (Which I got)
– I could use it on any computer.

I went with Skype because of the features it had, but like Mark I didnt like using headphones and a microphone so I went with Mark’s review from using the IPEVO. So I got the IPEVO and its a cool looking phone! Well designed and easy to use.

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IPEVO:

+ Its easy to access your contact list from Skype

+ Programmable buttons through the IPEVO software

+ Very clear

+ Feels like a phone

– This part is the only bad point i think the IPEVO has. I dont know how it works with the mac, but on the PC when you connect the IPEVO it takes over all the audio components of the PC. So if you want to listen to music you have to listen through the IPEVO phone, which isnt meant for music. And even if you disconnect the USB connection from the PC it doesnt revert back to the PC Sound Card, so you have to restart the PC to listen to music or watch tv through the speakers.
Other then that its a very good service and a very good phone.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

8 Comments

  1. On the Mac I just put the setting to PC speaker but when I use IPEVO sound comes out from headset not speakers..

  2. even though i am in the states
    i use skype a lot to recive and send calls to home
    i am thinking of getting one too
    i told my roomate about it and he got one, i am getting one soon

    bas 5osh 9aida 9idta thak il youm

  3. Mark: What i meant was that when i plug the ipevo in, it takes over all the audio. So anything about to play audio is played through the IPEVO. And If I want to here through the normal speakers I have to disconnect the IPEVO and restart the computer to get it back to normal, which is the strange part!

    Yazeed: I really like Skype and the IPEVO! and yes u saw it in the box! Both of U! lol! U and mark! hehehehe

  4. I wanted to order the IPEVO but still haven’t I haven’t ordered many things yet ;/

  5. i know the box cause i was the one that recived his package and he opened it infront of me. he read about it on mark’s blog
    i checked with him on ur audio problem, he doesnt have that, and he only connects it when he calls people from skype, but after disconnecting it the audio goes back to the speakers
    he didnt play around with the settings or anything
    he has an acer laptop

  6. Jackie: Yeah things usually pile up for me too!

    Yazeed: I have a creative sound card, in my desktop maybe its because of that! Even after I remove the Free 1 USB controller from the taskbar nothing happens! All good! I still like it! hehehe

  7. lol yal mitwahig
    if u bought it from kuwait u would not still like it, u will either return it or try to fix it
    but since we got it from the states and its such a hassle to return it, u’ll just say that u like it :P

  8. Yazeed: hahahahaha yazeed! sara7a tha7akt! la its a good product, bes shinsawy.. I contacted their product support and hopefully they can get back to me about it! But I wouldnt return much in the mail.. let alone walkin! hehehe

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