My Personal Speaker Phone – sorta review

30 04 2007

My computer is fast becoming my voice communication tool of choice……it actually gives me better calls than my mobile, better clarity, less call drop and best of all it free….(I live in India and international calls are STILL expensive)….and I can do video too!


My laptop microphone and speakers are to close together and echo and feedback is an issue until both ClearOne and Polycom game me a personal speaker phone to trial…..

We are still trying out both units and will post our detailed comments shortly….but they are certainly making out lives easier…and our phone bills less!

Polycom C100 Personal Communicator

Ploycom provided the C100 personal communicator and they describe it as…..

A portable and affordable personal speakerphone that enables a hands-free experience with leading soft phones and desktop video applications. The device includes Polycom HD Voice™ technology delivering four times the clarity of a normal call along with natural, two-way conversations without echoes or feedback. Originally launched with support for Skype, the Polycom Communicator now also supports the CounterPath eyeBeam™ and X-Lite IP soft phones and the Polycom PVX™ PC-based desktop video conferencing application, with support for BroadSoft’s BroadWorks® Communicator IP soft phone anticipated by this summer.

While ClearOne provide me with a Chat 50 Personal Speakerphone. ClearOne discribe it as…..


The Chat™ 50 personal speaker phone is a mobile audio peripheral that connects to a wide variety of devices and provides crystal-clear, hands-free audio communications.

It provides unmatched full-duplex capability, which allows users to simultaneously speak and listen without audio cutting in and out. It also provides high-quality audio playback for music, gaming and other sound files.

The Chat 50 can be used in a variety of ways, and connects to the following devices:


Our preliminary thoughts…

Both units are great, easy to install and operate straight out of the box…..this is good for me as I loose interest in things that require to much setup.

Both have excellent echo cancellation and resolved my feedback issues too….

Try them and see for yourself……our detailed comments will follow shortly.

More Info:

ClearOne Chat50∏=94

Polycom C100,,pw-34-14992-17327,FF.html












One response

29 06 2007
Mike Gray

I was just wondering if you had the detailed comments available yet. Thanks

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