Super Ego, we like your name, but we love your style. Cool, compact, and with plenty of room for flair (at least 15 pieces), the Super Ego will keep your gear intact and lookin good no matter where the day takes you.
If you're the prototypical geek slob that our research department says you are, then The Clyde is a lot like your desk: It's big, disorganized, and easily laden with so much crap that you won't stand a chance in hell of finding anything that isn't on top.
Now this phone is sexy. And its tiny candy-bar formfactor, shiny, white fascia, and knobby plastic buttons make it not only attractive, but easy to use—plus its sound quality was noticeably better than the SMC phone’s. Battery life is roughly the same as a good cell phone—about three hours of talk time; 15-20 hours of standby.
SMC’s Skype phone is proof positive that consumer electronics design in 2006 is largely inspired by the iPod. Shiny, white plastic design? Check. Rounded edges? Check. Flat face? Check. Poor user interface that frequently doesn’t work right, and a screen that sometimes shuts off at random? Oh wait, Apple’s products don’t have that.