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click to zoomHulger (formerly known as Pokia), a London-based company has just announced a new P-PHONE. The clunky old fashioned handset that is going to remind you of Ma Bell now comes with an adapter and a Y-CABLE which can simply be plugged into your computer […]

Hulger P-Phoneclick to zoomHulger (formerly known as Pokia), a London-based company has just announced a new P-PHONE. The clunky old fashioned handset that is going to remind you of Ma Bell now comes with an adapter and a Y-CABLE which can simply be plugged into your computer and allows you to make Skype (and other VoIP) calls. And the best part – it works with a Mac. There is something cute about this cuddly handset that costs about $75.

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  1. Cute, yes – but also practical. Think of it as a “UI” for older people that would need access to VOIP/P2P phone systems.

  2. Om, I don’t think this phone is compatible with many Macs.

    For example, the PowerBooks don’t have a pre-amp on their mic inputs. And you need a pre-amp on the mic because the power from the mic is so low.

    I think this is why the copy for the Hulger on Skype’s site says “Compatible with Mac OSX when used with iMic (adaptor)”.

    The iMic itself costs $30-$40.

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  4. oh damn… the image shows the device plugged into a powerbook – what crap … false imagery. oh well, since i have an iMic, now is a good time to buy this little cute handset.

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