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    Default Headset/Handset for Skype

    Can anyone recommend a headset or handset for Skype that they have found to be useful and useable?

    DSE are selling the LASER USB VOIP phone for about $60. The alternatives are headsets with a built-in microphone. Which do you prefer. Which brand and model?

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    Default Re: Headset/Handset for Skype

    On a related note, can anyone compare which out of Skype or Gizmo is the better program for internet telephoning? Pros & cons of each?

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    Default Re: Headset/Handset for Skype

    I brought a headset with mic down the road for $12.

    Works with Opera, Skype, and MS office, for speech recognition. You dont need any fancy rubbish.

    Here

    Altho this pic shows that the headset is padded, it isnt.
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 23-11-2005 at 03:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Headset/Handset for Skype

    You could get carried away and buy a fancy one like this.

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    Default Re: Headset/Handset for Skype

    Or rip a wireless phone (I think they mean cordless)? to bits, and make your own.

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    Whether it works with anything BUT a Siemens phone, is another matter.

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    Default Re: Headset/Handset for Skype

    If they advertise it with pads,you are entitled to pads.So go get em Speedy.

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    Default Re: Headset/Handset for Skype

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales
    I brought a headset with mic down the road for $12.

    Works with Opera, Skype, and MS office, for speech recognition. You dont need any fancy rubbish.

    Here

    Altho this pic shows that the headset is padded, it isnt.
    Thanks for the advice guys. My initial thoughts were that a simple headset similar to the one Speedy linked to would be fine, but I imagined that if you used Skype for any length of time, a headset might be quite limiting, hence the more traditional handset DSE are selling. Anyone have any other views on this?

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    Default Re: Headset/Handset for Skype

    It's either headset or handpiece,take your pick.

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