The AiGuru S2 is a cordless USB Internet phone offering support for Skype software, Windows Vista SideShow, and both Apple iTunes and Windows Media Player for wireless music play. The AiGuru S2 remains true to ASUS' three main product design concepts – style, ease of use and seamless integration with PC applications that users are no longer tied down to their PCs or laptops. The premium slim design, brilliant color display and backlit keypad make the AiGuru S2 comfortable to use around the house or office, regardless of where the computer is located. Access to broadband Internet is required.
The AiGuru S2's simplified menu structure and user-friendly interface make it easy to leverage all of Skype's capabilities. Besides Skype's basic features, the AiGuru S2 also provides the ability for users to manage their personal information and contact lists. Users can also see callers' photos or avatars and Skype ID when receiving an incoming call.
For portable music enjoyment, the AiGuru S2 comes equipped with a high quality speaker and five EQ voice modes to support streaming music from a PC using Wi-Fi technology. Through Windows Vista SideShow support, users can also use the AiGuru S2 handset to access their e-mail information on their PC.
ASUS is also unveiling a series of motherboards pre-loaded with Skype so that PC DIYers can turn ordinary corded or cordless house phones into multi-function Skype phones. After installing the TA-CP600/400 telecom adaptor card or the M2N/TeleSky, P5B/TeleSky and P5LD2 SE motherboards, users can use regular phones to operate Skype and make free calls to other Skype users online, dial low-cost calls to landline and mobile phone numbers using SkypeOut™ or receive incoming calls using SkypeIn™. Conference calls, call waiting, speed-dial, and 3-way telephoning functions are also supported. The TA-CP600 also supports more advance features, such as call-forwarding, in order to ensure that calls are not missed. Access to broadband Internet is required.
The new ASUS AiGuru S2, TA-CP600/400, M2N/TeleSky, P5B/TeleSky and P5LD2 SE motherboards with Skype pre-loaded will be available in Q1 2007.
Skype is not a replacement for traditional telephone services and does not support emergency calling.