Daily Giz Wiz 486: Magic Jack

Episode 486 of the podcast

Magic Jack
Subject: Review of Magic Jack
Released:Monday 21 January 2008
Length:about 9 minutes
Download file:dgw0486.mp3 (4.4 MB)

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Short info

Magic Jack: A USB key with built-in VoIP software that works on any PC

Detailed information


After a listener wrote in about the magicJack in Episode 471, Dick is now able to review it.  It's a USB dongle which you can plug into any USB port of any computer, and you will be able to make regular telephone calls.  You can use the microphone on the computer, or connect a telephone jack to the back of the device.  Compatible with both PC and Mac.  It does require a paid subscription, but you can use it anywhere, not just your home, and you get your own telephone number.


Lon Haber, who organises the website BKFK (By Kids For Kids), writes in about this website, where children can enter competitions to invent a gadget which will help the environment, or design other items.

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