Voiis Mini Pocket Messenger Phone review: Voiis Mini Pocket Messenger Phone

CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.7
  • Design: 6.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The Voiis Mini Pocket Messenger is a handy portable phone system that lets you use VoIP applications like Skype to make and answer calls. It can also be used to stream audio from your PC.

The Bad Voiis Mini Pocket Messenger has stiff buttons and a tiny screen.

The Bottom Line The Voiis Mini Pocket Messenger is an easy way to make and answer VoIP calls, and the ability to stream audio from the PC is a nice bonus.

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VoIP, or Voice over IP, has been the alternative answer to expensive landline bills and over-the-top cell phone charges for quite a while now. Using programs like Skype or MSN Messenger, you can call anyone in the world for very little cost. However, more often than not you're bound to your computer when making these calls, which can be a hassle. A few companies have since come out with dedicated devices specifically made to handle VoIP calls. Voiis, for example, has the Mini Pocket Messenger Phone, which pairs up to an accompanying Bluetooth dongle, thus letting you make and answer Skype calls even when you're within 100 meters of your computer. The package will set you back around $90, but you can find lower prices if you shop around.

The Voiis Mini package consists of the Mini Pocket Messenger phone and a Bluetooth dongle. The Mini Pocket Messenger is a tiny little device, measuring only 3 inches long by 1.88 inches wide by 0.7 inch thick. It has a smooth curved back, and a simple flat front surface. There's a tiny 1.2-inch 65,000 color display, plus two soft keys, a four-way navigation toggle, and Call and End/Power keys. We felt that the buttons were a bit on the stiff side.

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Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.