And the winner is!
So we tried another USB speakerphone device with Y! Messenger in my staff meeting today. This device is clearly the winner. John Linwood, in the UK, said that he was able to hear *everything* that people in the room were discussing. When we were using the polycom speakerphone and the phone network, he estimated that we probably missed about 30% of what people in the room were saying. The quality is amazing.