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Use the USRobotics 9600 Skype phone with OS X Internet
USRobotics makes a cheap (€25, $30) Skype-compatible USB phone, but they don't provide a Mac driver.

However, the OEM has put out a beta Mac driver and it works! You can download it from this page. You run their Skypemate.app at the same time as Skype itself. Don't forget to set Skype's Preferences to use the phone for input and output; it shows up as "USB Audio Device".
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Use the USRobotics 9600 Skype phone with OS X
Authored by: destro713 on Jan 18, '06 10:51:58AM
Or you could just get one of these instead. Perhaps I shouldn't recommend it without actually using it (mine is on order) but it certainly looks nicer than the USR one, and you don't need have another app in the dock.

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Use the USRobotics 9600 Skype phone with OS X
Authored by: destro713 on Jan 18, '06 11:57:50AM

Scratch that, something does run in the dock. Oh well... at least it looks nicer.



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Use the USRobotics 9600 Skype phone with OS X
Authored by: solipsism on Jan 25, '06 10:04:22AM
Thanks for the link. These phones do look nicer and are cheaper. Not available yet is their cordless version.

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Use the USRobotics 9600 Skype phone with OS X
Authored by: quentinsf on Jan 19, '06 12:50:07AM

Anyone have experience using these or similar handsets with other apps? I'm thinking particularly of Gizmo and iChat.



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Use the USRobotics 9600 Skype phone with OS X
Authored by: david-bo on Jan 19, '06 02:51:24PM

I have a professional grade headset and a nice B&O wireless DECT-phone I want to use with Skype. Does anyone know of any USB-adapters for regular phones?

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Use the USRobotics 9600 Skype phone with OS X
Authored by: repetty on Jan 24, '06 09:01:00PM

Yes, I bought one to use on a Linux computer but haven't tried to make it work on a Mac yet:

http://www.echostore.com/skype-phone-adaptor-usb.html

I noticed what appears to be re-badged versions of this device selling elsewhere, too.

--Richard



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