29/03/2007

NO O-JOY, UNFORTUNATELY

A link to my Herald review of Telecom's Ojo video telephony set-up. The verdict: good technology, but too expensive and too limiting in scope because every person you call has to have shelled out $749 for the unit and US$15 a month for a subscription.

Still, when I was in the US, I met one of the vice presidents of Ojo at the CES show in Las Vegas and he showed me some of the new Ojo models, which haven't been released here because they don't comply with our wireless telephony standards, or something. They look quite neat and are a lot more practical than the Ojo model on the market here. Hopefully they'll make it to NZ, though I'm told Telecom has a warehouse full of the existing Ojos, because it simply can't sell them...

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