The new Skype phone from Netgear, model number SPH200D is an interesting device and much like PhoneGnome, but instead of being SIP based like PhoneGnome, is Skype based for the VOIP service features.
It combines the ability to use your regular landline and broadband telephony by plugging into both.
So what makes this unique and noteworthy? DECT does. Widely used in Europe as a standard for wireless phones in the home and office, DECT is beginning to emerge in the USA too because it doesn't conflict with WiFi or other cordless phones. That means high quality audio and for Skype users a better experience.