Bluetooth Headset for iChat/Skype

colorspace

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Any recommendations for a BT headset/microphone that works well with iChat and Skype. If so, what kind of battery life and sound quality should I expect?

Thanks
 

gauchogolfer

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Any recommendations for a BT headset/microphone that works well with iChat and Skype. If so, what kind of battery life and sound quality should I expect?

Thanks
I'd be interested to hear people's opinion as well. Particularly if the headset would also be compatible with my mobile phone (I imagine they would all be).
 

ab2650

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Any recommendations for a BT headset/microphone that works well with iChat and Skype. If so, what kind of battery life and sound quality should I expect?

Thanks
I have the same question (unanswered) somewhere else on the forum. Basically my research has shown two contenders that "someone has claimed work with skype on a mac, specifically a MacBook Pro."

They are:
Motorola HS850 ($35 from Buy.com, $60 Amazon, $35 Newegg)
Plantronics Voyager 510 ($42 Buy, $50 Amazon, $42 Newegg)

I see the Plantronics gets better reviews and it looks a little more comfortable. However, a recent rebate deal prompted me to get the HS850 for $15 after rebate... So I'll have that one next week.

I'm really curious who else out there is using a BT headset with Skype in particular.
 

colorspace

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So have you bought the plantronics and confirmed that they worked with Skype and/or iChat? -- I'd love to know for sure..
 

klex

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I use a Sony Ericsson HBH-PV702 with Skype. Works flawlessly although I could ask for more in terms of range.
 

colorspace

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So Klex, what is the range that you get with the Sony? And how long do the batteries last?

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yota

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I use a Sony Ericsson HBH-PV702 with Skype. Works flawlessly although I could ask for more in terms of range.
hi klex. sry to "reopen" this old thread. I have a Sony Ericsson HBH-PV702 too. You mentioned, that it works with iphone/ipod touch. Actually my problem is, that ipod touch not even "detect" this headset, even it is in pairing mode.
thx,
Werner
ps: I have search over a couple of days in several threads, but I did not detect any hint help about that issue. thats why I add my question here.