Internet Telephony Products: Skype and SunRocket

By I.J. Hudson, Tech Reporter

Skype is VoIP software from the same folks that gave you Kazaa, the peer-to-peer music sharing program. It’s Internet phone – your voice turned into packets of data, sent through the Internet to another computer and turned back into voice. All you need is a high speed connection, the free software and a headset.

For those who’d rather just dial the phone, there are other Internet phone companies ramping up, like Sunrocket. Hookup appears simple. Plug a cable from your high speed internect connection to SunRocket’s device, called a Gizmo.

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