Sony SRS-XB40 has a built-in multi-coloured line light, speaker lights and a flashing strobe.
It features 24 hours of battery life and claims to be a 'mini-disco on the move'.
But my last few days with Duo have shown me another side to the story.
Duo isn't trying to revolutionize video calls, it just wants to approach them from a more modern perspective, one that builds on our smartphone-carrying habits, our needs for immediacy, and our disdain for complexity.
* Bootstrap v3.3.5 ( * Copyright 2011-2016 Twitter, Inc.Once you've made a couple of calls, the bottom overlay will start populating with your most recent contacts. (You can't see me now, but you will in a while.) If you're a geek like me, the first thing you'll look for are the settings.They're nested in the overflow menu, along with Help and Feedback, and there aren't many.Compared to Facetime, Skype, Hangouts, and many other services, setup is faster and simpler, and usage afterward is more straightforward.And yes phone numbers might be ripe for abuse and spam, but so are usernames and email addresses. I'd wager the reason is that Google wanted to do less, but do it better. Launch the app and you're greeted with your face from the front camera on your phone (we've already established it might not be sexy), a white bottom overlay with a button, and an overflow menu on the top right.Part of what made Whats App so popular as a messaging client, and then again as a Vo IP alternative, was the low-entry barrier (plus free price and multiplatform support).