wireless headset/mic for skype

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jng, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. jng
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    jng

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    Germany
    #1
    Hey there, I'm looking for a headset for use with skype. I'll be living abroad and will be using it heavily to make international calls.

    I know my MBP has a line in port, not mic in, so I should buy a USB headset.

    But I was wondering, is it possible to get a wireless headset? perhaps one with bluetooth? All the ones I've found on amazon so far are meant or use with cell phones. Would it not work with my computer?

    Just wondering, thanks.

    Also if you have recommendations, I'd love to hear them :)
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Wireless doesn't come cheap compared to headsets with a cord and the only advantage is that you, well... don't have the cord. Expect a price range between $150-200.

    Plantronics seems to be dominating the field here, I didn't find a single other brand – at least not in this price range.

    Plantronics CS50-USB Wireless Headset System:Wireless up to 200ft (65m) !!!

    http://www.headsetzone.com/cs50-usb.html
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...20/ref=nosim?gclid=CID0wICU0Y0CFRS7YAodhC-tew (check out the reviews here)
    http://www.plantronics.com/north_america/en_US/products/cat640035/cat5480033

    Pretty much 'State of the Art" I guess.
    I'm tempted to buy this one myself.
    Shop around for prices.
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    Blue Tooth: Wireless up to 33ft (10m)

    http://www.headsets.com/headset/Plantronics-.Audio-910-USB-Bluetooth-Headset/
    Use with your mobile phone or computer
    Noise-canceling microphone

    Plantronics Voyager 510 USB Bluetooth Headset:
    Use with your mobile phone or computer
    http://www.headsets.com/headset/Plantronics-Voyager-510-USB-Bluetooth-Headset/
    http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-kea...s-voyager-510usb-bluetooth-headset-review.asp

    It may perhaps help to check out this Skype forum and perform a search there:
    http://forum.skype.com/lofiversion/index.php/f10-1350.html

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    Dreadnought

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    Almere, The Netherlands
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    A bluetooth headset can give a bit of problems with Skype. I used one two years ago, but it just didn't work correctly. One moment it worked, the other it lost connection, or my friends couldn't hear me. I still haven't found out what the problem was, os X, Skype, the built-in bluetooth (1.1 in a PM G5), or my Plantronics bluetooth headset. I suspect that it was os X and I don't know if they have fixed the bluetooth integration in the core system. I know that bluetooth headsets have come a long way.
     

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