Chat-Cord. Use your home phone – wireless or tethered – to make and receive Internet calls on your PC. A Skype remote dialler proglet is also available so you don’t even have to touch the PC to dial or accept calls. Uber neat. And uber cheap. $19.99. [Update: the good folk at Chat-Cord Inc. have asked me to say that the $19.99 price is a special offer. So no hassling them now, OK?]
This amazing device allows you to easily connect your cordless/normal landline telephone into your PC for use with SIP/Phone dialers. The Chat Cord connects directly to your computer’s audio card (a pass-through on the device allows you to use external speakers normally). Any kind of analog telephone can be connected to the device. When you initiate a call on your computer, or you accept an inbound call, the phone attached to the Chat Cord takes over. The best thing is NO drivers are required, so setup takes seconds.