eBay Live! 2006 — Skype product and quality and hardware
At eBay Live!, both new and seasoned Skypers walking by the booth showed massive interest in the various Skype hardware available. One man said he had a condition that prevented him from holding a handset up for too long, so he’d rather use a speakerphone. Others liked the handsets or cordless phones, especially the IPEVO ones.w We had IPEVO handsets, Linksys cordless phones, Polycom speakerphones, Logitech headsets and webcams and Creative webcams for display and testing, and all of these generated great interest. There are great opportunities for hardware providers and resellers in North America and we are happy to do our part to facilitate the relevant deals and transactions.
Credit once again goes to the makers of Skype for making a product that just works and didn’t let us down during the demos. Our greatest concerns always revolve around the call quality, and both Skype-to-Skype and SkypeOut calls worked simply great. The only trouble we had was with some webcams — we found that if the computer was on for too long and we made too many calls, some calls no longer had video. Not sure if it was a PC, Skype or webcam driver problem, and since we didn’t have much opportunity to debug, we used the universal remedy of rebooting the computer that always fixed it.