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Meet the Verballs

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Dired of dull-looking USB-connected internet phones? Then UK company Aardvark Innovation thinks you may be interested in the Verballs, its new family of "personality" Skype-friendly VoIP phones.

evesham verballs skype phone toy

There are five to choose from but they all wave their arms and light up their horns when you get a Skype call or receive an instant message. Each has a 0.5W speaker and microphone on board, and in the fashion of sound-sensitive Bass fish and rocking daisies, they'll sing along with the music when you play MP3s through them.

Silliness abounds. More fun - apparently - can be had at the Verballs.com website, where there are downloads to enable the critters to talk as you type, not to mention a whole range of free ringtones.

evesham verballs skype phone toy

This nonsense costs 35 quid a pop. The five "characters" on offer are Baby, Striker, Mister V USB, Britney and Slick1. They're available now from Aardvark's website. ®

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