Mic in an iMac..?

Thrash911

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Sep 14, 2006
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Hellow.. :)

Waiting on my 24" iMac.. Waiting is unbearable, I'm checking TNT tracking status every few hours.. This will be my very first mac. But I was wondering..

I know there is a nice little camera built in. But is there a microphone built in as well, so I can use Skype? Or do I have to get a headset..?

These are very nice forums, by the way. Looking through interresting threads quite often. ;)
 

iMeowbot

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Aug 30, 2003
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Yes, there's a mic right next to the camera. You may want a headset anyway, for all the reasons speakerphones can be weird to use.
 

nightelf

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The mic is next to the iSight. If you are planning to use voicechat/skype get a USB headset to avoid the feedback.

The Macs do not have a Mic connector, only a inline audio that looks the same.
 

Eidorian

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Mar 23, 2005
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I've used headphones and the onboard microphone on my iMac just fine. I don't get any complaints talking to on TeamSpeak or Skype.
 

vand0576

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nightelf said:
The mic is next to the iSight. If you are planning to use voicechat/skype get a USB headset to avoid the feedback.

The Macs do not have a Mic connector, only a inline audio that looks the same.

Couldn't you use a bluetooth headset? I don't see why not, it being built in and all.