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Biscotti TV Phone: Google Video Chat Goes Big Screen

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    Biscotti TV Phone: Google video chat goes big screen | Crave - CNET

    "Your television's job description is about to get bigger. The Biscotti TV Phone is a gadget that turns the focal point of your living room into a home videoconferencing solution.Biscotti is a small device that hooks up to your TV through HDMI. It includes a remote control to add to your remote control pile.


    A 5-megapixel camera and speaker capture your image and voice, so you'll want to think twice before plunking down in front of the television wearing a velour track suit and curlers.


    Calls are free to other Biscotti phones and to computers, tablets, and smartphones that support Google voice and video.


    Biscotti is compatible with most cable and satellite boxes. You can receive calls while watching your "Babylon 5" reruns and choose whether or not to interrupt your riveting viewing experience.


    The system is pretty accommodating when it comes to your Wi-Fi speeds. It can work with uplink speeds as low as 256Kbps, but kicks in with true high-definition at speeds of 1Mbps and up.


    Biscotti costs $199 and has no monthly fees. "
     
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    Biscotti TV Phone | TheCelebrityCafe.com (click for full article)

    "Biscotti Inc. has announced a new low price for its Biscotti TV Phone, an innovative device that turns your television into an excellent video phone.


    The company has set the new retail price to just $149, making it more affordable to use to call your friends anywhere in the world. Customers will also get a bonus $15 when they tell their friends as they check out on Biscott.com.


    The Biscotti TV Phone offers amazing quality that no online program like Skype or Google Talk can offer. Rather than struggling with seeing your friends on a small laptop screen, you can expand the image up to 18 times more, allowing you and your family to sit on the couch and talk to several friends on the other end at the same time.


    It takes you so close to real life, you will actually feel like you are there on the other end. The wide-camera and highly sensitive microphone allow you to capture your whole room on camera. You can also move freely, since your laptop isn't sitting on your lap. The Biscotti remote even allows you to adjust the camera by zooming in and moving left to right.


    Biscotti is also a small device that is just 6" wide. While you will receive full HD video when talking to another Biscotti device, you can also talk to Androids, iPhones, iPads and computers using Google Talk. Users can even be notified of calls while watching regular TV and you can watch without having to switch inputs.


    Biscotti CEO Dr. Matthew B. Shoemake says that there are 1.5 million in use today and estimates that there will by 16 million by 2015. "
     
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