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Bluetooth headset for Mac?

Thursday, March 13, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named headset.jpgI've been doing my interviews with a new USB headset I bought on Saturday at Fry's. It's pretty good, except there's a hum, and the volume is pretty low, so the person I'm interviewing comes through louder than I do.  Permalink to this paragraph

I'd like to nail the quality issue, so I've been looking into other choices for USB headsetsPermalink to this paragraph

Then I wondered if the Bluetooth headsets for cell phones work with Macs? Permalink to this paragraph

I read some of the product descriptions on Amazon, and it's not clear. They say they work with Skype, so that must mean they work with laptops and desktops, right?  Permalink to this paragraph

So the question -- is anyone using a Bluetooth headset with a Mac? If you use a USB headset is there one you recommend or don't? Permalink to this paragraph

Update #1: Based on advice from early commenters I ordered a Sennheiser USB headset from Amazon. I figure if any of them are high quality this one is, I'm definitely going to buy a Bluetooth headset, I've never owned one, I figure I should try it out, they're not very expensive. I do have Bluetooth headphones from Motorola, courtesy of Sprint. So I'll try those out with the Mac now that I know they're supposed to work. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Update #2: Here's the Bluetooth headset I'm getting. Permalink to this paragraph

Update #3: Chuck Shotton got the Bluetooth headset I'm getting. Permalink to this paragraph


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