What can i use as a voip headset if i have a 12inch powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by reno71883, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. reno71883 macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2008
    Basically, i have never had a headset before and would like one to use for skype.

    if i have a 12 inch g4 1.3 ghz powerbook, do i have any options other than blue tooth?

    do they make usb ones on the cheap? what are the second 3.5mm jack on the side of my computer? i know one of them is the headphones output; what is the second one?

  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    The second one is the microphone jack for the computer headsets or other mic. I suggest any of the myriad PlayStation 2 USB headsets, as they work well for that purpose, cost about $15. You could also invest in a Plantronics USB headset (wired or wireless version) but they will cost between $50-$100.

  3. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    The second jack is NOT for computer headsets or mics. It is a line in but requires a higher signal than mics/headsets provide and so they won't work without a pre-amp.

    Be safe and stick to USB headsets.

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