The Yamaha Sound Gadget Giveaway

Dave Zatz —  July 10, 2010

Here at ZNF, we’re very selective in the product samples we choose to receive. Yet, every now and then, gadgets just magically appear – with no indication who sent an item… or how to return it.

As is the case with the Yamaha PSG-01S SoundGadget ($220) pictured above. I’m sure it’s a fine USB-powered PC Skype speakerphone (4 mics, 2 speakers), but it’s not something I’d use. And frankly, reviewing a speakerphone doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun… even though the Sound Gadget does double duty as a computer stereo speaker array.

But, as a public service, here are some related links should you want to learn more:

With that out of the way, if you like what you see, entering the Yamaha PSG-01S SoundGadget giveaway is as easy as it gets, simply leave a comment. (US residents in the lower 48 only, please.) We’ll choose the winner at random in a few days.

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58 responses to The Yamaha Sound Gadget Giveaway

  1. Hm it’s USB powered but does it need to be attached to a computer to work? Probably. Mac compatible?

  2. Hmm interesting… well my wife is a major skyper…and her birthday is coming up in a month… I think I can make this a ‘thoughtful’ gift. But I’d prolly still get her that ring …just in case :) Yeay!

  3. I am planning to setup skype for my family as a newborn is on the way so this would make a nice addition to the setup.

  4. Not enough people seem to appreciate Skype for what it is and is capable of.

  5. Can’t hurt to give it a try.

  6. Seems like a nice device. Hopefully the audio quality lives up to the brand name.

  7. I use Skype as my home phone.

  8. Thanks for the contest!

  9. Does the generosity of ZNF know no bounds? I think this would definitely find some use with the grammas….

  10. Skyper here… always looking for free stuff

  11. Michael Boggs July 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm


  12. Skype ROCKS, use it worldwide on my iphone. Most times, better voice quality than a landline. And, of course nearly fREE

  13. I could put it to good use. :)

  14. I think I can use this…

  15. I could use new computer speakers.

    Thanks Dave.

  16. I like useless gadgets.

  17. I wish I had expensive gadgets sent to me anonymously, too! I just switched to Skype and this looks like something I could actually use. Thanks for the chance.

  18. Mystery products showing up out of nowhere, must be nice. ;)

  19. I’d like to give it a shot.

  20. Good gift for the newly Skype-able in-laws.

  21. Yamaha and Zatz’s crew deserve a thank you for sharing the love with the fans. Would love to use and share with a loved one.

  22. My son loves to video chat with remote family. This could help improve the sound quality.

  23. Odd looking speaker set.

  24. Not something I’d use, but the kids would. Still trying to win something!

  25. Yes please!

  26. A desk speakerphone would be useful for VoIP calls

  27. Might be interesting to try.

    Thanks for the contest…

  28. rachel crisman July 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Awesome! Thanks!! Count me in. Have a nice day!
    Got my fingers crossed.

  29. Been pining for one of those since I first saw them on Michael’s web site.

  30. I’ve always loved skype!

  31. This could be an ideal solution for my conference calls. Thanks for making it available.

  32. Hmm interesting product, I think I have a use for it if I get picked :)

  33. crap I hope it’s not too late.

  34. why not….

  35. skype user big time. think the octopus will pick me? tnxs for the info on this product

  36. Interesting product to add to the mix of gadgets lying around my house.

  37. Definitely something to try! Skype away!

  38. Sounds like an interesting product. Not sure if I could really use it, but it may be worth a try in my home office…

  39. I’d test it

  40. Looks good

  41. why not? I use Skype so a twirl is justified…

  42. Mr. Leslie McDermott July 12, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I am interested.

  43. Pick me!!1!


  44. I’d try it, looks interesting.

  45. me likey

  46. This looks like a great enhancement to Skype. I haven’t had a land line in 4 years.

  47. yay Yamaha

  48. I’d love to have a speakerphone for skype.

  49. o 0 o 0 o 0 pick me, pick me!

  50. Sounds like I could definately make use of this to call my family in Canada. Please pick me!!!!

  51. I’d use it.

  52. Interesting.

  53. I would use it to have the family talk with my brother stationed in afganistan.

  54. I’d love to have that … my wife has family in the Philippines and spread across the US. They have regular Skype chats to help the family keep in touch. I could also use it for conference calls or teaching webinars when I work from home.

    Would definitely be a win-win for everyone! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  55. i want one


  57. Leslie (#43) is the big winner! Stay tuned for more fun giveaways.