Speakerphone thinks it's a Transformer
Yamaha's new VoIP unit has microphones that swing out like arms.
The most interesting thing about Yamaha's new speakerphone isn't its VoIP technology, which Engadget notes is actually trailing the competition. Nor is it the 1.25-pound size, though that's certainly preferably to the models that still dominate so many conferece rooms. And its USB connection? What doesn't have a USB connection ?
No, what we like most about the PJP-25UR is its Transformer impersonation. In its compact form, the unit appears to be an innocuous triangular box, maybe a USB hub. But look! It has two arm-like microphones that swing out to reveal its true form.
The only problem is its price, which weighs in at more than $500. For that kind of money, they could have at least given it an.