Asus Intros Skype-Friendly Touch AiGuru SV1T Videophone

Ah, the videophone. Is it a dying breed, or simply a wonderful gadget being introduced too far ahead of its time. After seeing Verizon's Hub launch and then fall flat shortly thereafter, we're guessing it's the former. Frankly, hardly anyone has time these days to sit down and take a call at home, so we definitely don't have time to sit down, get pretty, and take a videophone call at home.

For those lucky enough to know exactly what "free time" truly is, though, Asus is making sure there's an option. The AiGuru SV1T is said to be the most intuitive way to make a VoIP call, boasting a 7" touch panel, built-in webcam, speaker, microphone and Wi-Fi capabilities to let users make unlimited video calls for free to other Skype users without the need for a computer. The device is actually a second-generation product, with this version supporting Skype-to-Skype video and voice calls, conference calls and even calls to fixed and mobile lines.

Honestly, the device seems like it would handle Skype video calls easily, but we're still not sure that anyone would take the time to truly take advantage. If you know you would, you'll have to wait a bit longer before Asus dishes out pricing and availability details.


Free Calls Whenever, Wherever

With the ASUS Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T, free unlimited video and voice calls can be made to anyone on Skype. This lets users make Skype-to-Skype calls whenever the need arises, without having to worry about costs. ASUS Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T users can also receive calls from Skype users who don't have a videophone.

ASUS Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T users looking to make calls to fixed and mobile lines can subscribe to one of Skype's popular unlimited calling* subscriptions or purchase Skype credits at www.skype.com.

Great Video and Voice Communications Experience

The ASUS Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T is designed specifically for video calls and is equipped with a large, high-resolution 7" touchscreen and an integrated webcam for greater video call quality. Its built-in microphone and speaker also ensure exceptional sound quality; users who wish to maintain their privacy during calls can opt to use a standard mini-jack headset and microphone.

Easy to Set Up and Easy to Use

The ASUS Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T offers the quickest, easiest and most fun way to make free video calls—at no point is a computer or additional software required. Users can be up and running in three simple steps:
1. Connect to a broadband connection, either wirelessly or via an Ethernet cable
2. Sign-in with an existing Skype name or create a new one
3. Start video calling

The ASUS Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T is as easy to use as it is to set up. Its intuitive icon-driven touchscreen interface enables the speedy keying-in of characters, allowing for fast contact searches and the inputting of new contact information.

With its Wi-Fi capability, small footprint and rechargeable battery power supply, the portable ASUS Videophone Touch AiGuru SV1T does not need to be tied to a wall socket nor a computer during use. It can be moved from room to room without the hassle of interrupting or dropping a call.


Via:  Asus
Comments
3vi1 5 years ago

That's actually pretty neat, but are there any plans to support non-skype SIP calls? The proprietary nature of Skype is a bit of a turn-off. If I were buying such a device I would want one that supported open standards (SIP, H323, etc.) so that you could continue to use it if you switched service providers.

As is, it's like having to replace your normal (non-ip) telephone ever time you changed your long distance carrier.

realneil 5 years ago

I'm not pretty enough to have everyone looking at me all of the time. After a while the phone would stop ringing,....

starwhite 5 years ago

New is good.

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