USRobotics has introduced a USB phone adapter that looks to breathe new life into older analog phones that may be lying around your house. The USR9620 adapter lets consumers use their analog phones for Skype calls by connecting the phones via the computer’s USB port.
The USR9620 is a small box that connects to the USB port. Both corded and cordless analog phones connect to the adapter via the RJ-11 connector. Skype users with the Skype Out service can then dial out using the phone’s number pad. Phones that can display caller ID will show Skype names, in addition to any phone numbers on incoming calls.
No pricing or availability has been set for the USR9620 adapter. The product is currently being demoed at the German CeBit trade show.