Cool Product: Netgear Wi-fi Skype Phone

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Calling folks back home can be a great way to combat homesickness on longer trips, but even with a mobile phone it can be an expensive habit. Skype is a great way to take advantage of a hotel's internet connection to keep in touch, but having to use a computer to do so makes it less useful for travelers who like to pack light.
Netgear's Skype Wi-Fi Phone offers travelers an alternative to the laptop or internet cafe. It's compact, light, and works on both secured and unsecured Wi-Fi Networks. All you'll need to do is setup a Skype account (if you don't already have one) and fund it, and you'll be ready to chat.
You can find them at most major online retailers; including Amazon ($149).