It sure didn't take long for this SideShow
bandwagon to get overcrowded, as now we've even got a VoIP
phone touting its SideShow functionality, not to mention its ability to interface with iTunes
and Windows Media Player as well. While Asus' first attempt, the AiGuru S1
, received lukewarm reviews at best, the refreshed version sports a lot more functionality, a color display, and a much slimmer profile. Aside from playing nice with 802.11b/g networks, touting three hours of talk time, and offering full support for Skype
(including Skype ID and caller photos / avatars), this handset also rocks an internal speaker / headphone jack for wireless music playback, and also supports streaming from iTunes / WMP; moreover, users can purportedly check their email right on the display thanks to its SideShow pizazz. Although pricing information was absent, the AiGuru S2 will be hitting shelves alongside those PSTN-to-VoIP motherboards
in the first quarter of this year.