@Kris_Wood They are not. Do you know which unit it was?
Yes, I have professed my undying love of Skype many times, so just put up with me while I talk about this. Starting Monday, Radio Shack will have Skype kiosks in their stores that will be selling phones and headsets to work with their service. They will also be carrying low end mics and headphones with the Skype software included for easy setup.
Read the article, stop by a Radio Shack, join the cult of Skype!