March 11, 2008 11:00 ET

IPEVO's TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone Awarded "Best of the Month" by Everything USB

"TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone accomplishes its primary purpose - replacing a standard telephone - very well"

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - IPEVO, a leading manufacturer of experience-driven Internet devices, today announced that TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone, a versatile, three-in-one Skype phone, has been honored with "Best of the Month" for February 2008 by Everything USB. As its name implies, TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone combines a speakerphone, conference phone, and personal handset into a compact, travel-friendly design. The complete review by Contributing Editor, Eric Hanson, can be found at

TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone can be used in an upright stance as a personal speakerphone for hands-free calling, flat on a desktop for group conferencing, or held in handset mode for private conversations. A simple toggle switch configures the phone for personal or speakerphone. Designed and engineered exclusively for Skype, TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone delivers exceptional sound quality through full duplex technology with 16-bit DSP. Its unique "hollow" mouthpiece design minimizes the annoying "echo" effect commonly associated with Skype calls.

Everything USB's review praised TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone's voice quality: "The TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone's biggest strength is its sound quality as a phone. I tested the TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone's phone abilities in both hand-held and conference call modes with my wife, and found that on the TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone's end, sound reproduction was as clear and balanced as any other modern telephone, especially in hand-held mode... On the other end of the call, my wife found similar results, noting that the TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone sounded exactly like a real telephone," wrote Hanson.

TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone offers one-touch recording, with built-in recording software that automatically saves Skype conversations to a computer as a WAV file. Hanson highlighted this feature in his review, "It's a pretty neat idea, especially if you conduct a lot of interviews -- something IPEVO cleverly helps facilitate by adding a feature that by default warns the person on the other end of the line that you're about to start recording -- and has a nice seamless integration into the phone through the record and stop buttons, which have the instantaneous effect you'd expect from a digital recorder."

"We're pleased that TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone was recognized by Everything USB for February," said Ed Lucero, VP & general manager of IPEVO North America. " TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone's versatility has made it a clear favorite for Skype service among business users, particularly frequent travelers. The hands-free conference phone function enables users to multi-task efficiently, and business teams can set up a group conference in a hotel room or remote site. And as Everything USB noted, TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone ensures that business users can benefit from Skype's low cost and flexible services, without sacrificing call quality."

TR-10 Portable VoIP Conference Phone, along with other IPEVO products, is available for purchase at the IPEVO online store. Select products can also be found at a growing number of online and brick and mortar retailers, including Fry's Electronics,, and Amperor Direct.

About Everything USB

Launched in 2002, Everything USB is special interest media website focusing on the latest development of Universal Serial Bus technology. In the past two years, it had witnessed the rapid changes USB had brought to the computing industry. During this time, Everything USB has been recommended by many leading publications including NY Times, USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, Ziff Davis, San Francisco Chronicle and others. With over 355,000 monthly readership, our mission is to connect merchants, end users and manufacturers together.


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