Get Your Good Clothes On, Kids; It's Time to Call Grandma
Just in time to facilitate heartwarming virtual holiday reunions across the miles, Cisco has started selling its consumer telepresence rig, the Umi (as in “you-me”–get it?). The systems are available from Cisco itself and through Best Buy and its Magnolia Home Theater department. Video togetherness is yours for $599 plus $24.99 a month for unlimited calls, video messaging and 100 minutes of video storage. Demos available at select malls around the country.