I bought a Skype phone from Maplin today. I haven't tried it on a PC yet but it works fine on the Mac - I suspect there may be more "features" on the PC though.
Does it do anything to eliminate the echo?
You only get echo (it seems to me) if the other end is using speakers.<br /> There isn't any echo if both parties use headphones or skype phone.
Features are just bits of the program that aren't broken.