Skype on a "barebones" powerbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by w00tmaster, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. w00tmaster macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2004
    I have a job phone job interview next week, however since I am in Germany and the caller is in Japan, she decided that we should do the call via Skype.

    Now I have never used skype, so here is my question: Would you recommend using a headset during the call or is the powerbook's mic and speakers good enough? Will I hear echo if I just use my powerbook without the headset?
  2. annk Administrator


    Staff Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Somewhere over the rainbow

    USE A HEADSET. I apologize for the shouting there, but I simply can't emphasize it enough. And not only a headset, but a USB headset. Ideally, you both should have them.

    I've tried skyping many times with only the built-in audio for my PB, but it's almost always a disaster. With a USB headset, it sounds like you're in the same room, simply amazing!!
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Absolutely, use a USB headset like those from Logitech and Sennheiser. The sound quality is amazing.
  4. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    I have skype on my 5 year old ibook and I find it usable without a headset, especially if you're in a quiet room......certainly a headset will give you better sound though and if you have one you should use it

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