ūmi: Costli

Eric Savitz of Barrons’ has rounded up Wall Street’s responses to Cisco’s new ūmi home videoconferencing system. Consensus: At $599 for the hardware and $25 a month for unlimited calls, it’s too pricey. Of course, there’s a market for expensive-but-neat gadgets, but after chatting with several Cisco executives at its launch event yesterday, I can’t quite tell if the company is going after well-heeled gizmo nuts for now, or whether it thinks it has something that’ll appeal to the teeming masses right away…


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  1. @virtualvip October 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Absolutely ridiculous plan. Here's more on this thing:
    http://answerguy.com/2010/10/07/cisco-video-calli

    Oh, and " ūmi " ? SERIOUSLY?

  2. Bogdan October 8, 2010 at 6:12 am #

    Kinect does more or less the same thing for half the price and no monthly rate.