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AIGURU_SV1 Skype Video Phone

by Asus

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Asus
  • Model: AIGURUSV1

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001G7VMJO
  • Item model number: AIGURUSV1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

Asus AIGURU_SV1 Skype Video Phone ASUS Skype Video phone

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Customer Reviews

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It's easy to use and the video and audio quality are surprisingly good.
AMon
I sent them several e-mails after asking for advice but to no avail, these have yet to be answered.
Nuno Camara
It's really a great fun to talk on AIGURU SV1 Skype Video Phone especially with family .
K Handa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By T. Ritzman on March 1, 2009
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I bought this video phone in February, after waiting for about a month for it to become available on Amazon.com. It seems to be always out of stock. Overall, I'm very satisfied with it so far and have used it to view relatives overseas and parents out of state.
Pros:
1) The video phone is always online without having to use a computer.
2) The video camera on the Skype phone transmits a video picture as clear or clearer than any of the computer based webcams I've seen, included the highly rated Logitech 9000.
3) When doing a voice only call, the speaker phone is amazingly clear. It sounds better than my cordless speakerphone. With the video calling, the sound quality degrades somewhat, but I believe it is due to intranet bandwidth limits more than phone hardware limitations.
4) The video phone is relatively easy to use. If I call someone who is using Skype on their computer, we often waste a lot of time trying to get their computer webcam or microphone working, whereas my videophone never has to be fiddled with.
5) The phone uses 20 watts of power when plugged in and waiting to receive calls. This is cheaper on the electric bill than leaving on our desktop (120 watts) or a laptop (45 watts) for 24 hours a day to receive Skype calls. I wish it could run on less power though (like 5 watts) when it is waiting to receive calls.
6) The phone setup was not too hard. The trickiest part was getting connected to the internet. I couldn't figure out what the PPPoe user name and password was for a direct LAN cable connection to our router, but I was able to set up the wireless connection after entering (very tedious) a long wireless network password using the on screen keyboard.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By I. Boehm on April 27, 2009
the thing works very well but has a couple of issues and a few catastrophic design flaws:

- no keypad, so it is difficult to dial phone numbers (a touchpanel would be a great fit for this device)
- power button very hard to reach, but sometimes you press it accidentally if you carry the device around
- it rings on the headphones, as the headphone connector is on the back you want to leave them plugged in all the time, but then you won't notice any incoming calls, as you don't hear it ringing when you don't wear the headphones (oh man! what a big design flaw)
- If someone send you a text-message you do not see it (no problem) , but the other person does not know this and assumes you are ignoring the text message. People sending text-messages should receive an automated answer "this account cannot receive text-messages".
- no real buddy list, just a big name-sorted address-book (it has a screensaver which is trying to mimic that)
- silly boot and power-off images (sun and moon), just does not look very professional
- one ringtone for all contacts
- you cannot remove "Echo / Sound Test" from your contacts.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Eriksen on June 22, 2009
My grandmother is 87 years old, and she has three grandchildren living abroad. Obviously, she misses us and would like to see us more often than just when we visit. But she does not feel confident using a computer.

We bought the Aiguru SV1 for her, and she uses it with wired internet, since that is easier. She has become a very eager user. She is concerned about the fact that it gets warm, and insists on turning it off whenever the probability of getting a call is low.

There is only one thing that could have been made easier, and that is turning it off. Now you have to press the on/off button on the back, and then a yes/no window pops up and you have to choose yes by using the arrows. It would have been easier to just turn it off by pressing the on/off button. It is not so easily accessible, so there does not seem to be a great danger of turning off the phone by mistake.

This is not a videophone that I would buy for myself, since I have my computer on all the time. But this is definitely ideal for grandparents, and there are many who would love it. It is not available worldwide. I am just glad I found out about it and was able to buy it. I recommend it wholeheartedly as the perfect gift for grandparents.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nuno Camara on July 1, 2009
This AIGURU_SV1 Skype Video Phone is a complete waste of money, I would not recommend it to anyone. While it seems practical and fun, it cannot connect automatically every time it is turned on (as it is supposed to). A message keeps coming up saying that the password to our wireless network is invalid. This does not happen to any of ours notebooks or iphones that connect to our wireless system but it does happen to the AIGURU_SV1 Skype Video Phone. As a result, I have to enter and re-enter the password several times until the machine decides to accept it. Sometimes it may take up to 15 minutes to do so, sometimes it does not work altogether. I got in touch with Skype about it and costumer service was extremely dismissive and simply told be to get in touch with the retailer (which happened to be Skype). I sent them several e-mails after asking for advice but to no avail, these have yet to be answered. I have been buying products from Amazon for over 7 years (since I moved to the US) but I could never really be bothered with writing a review. However, I am so disappointed by this product that I want to prevent others from buying it and having to go through the same amount of trouble that I have to every time I want to make a call through Skype using this gadget.
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