I have using Skype for a few weeks to talk with my relatives in Spain; it is inexpensive, offers good sound quality and allows me to actually see my sisters. At 10% what I paid Sprint earlier, it is indeed a bargain.
Now, I would like to be able to move around the house when I talk (no image) with people. I suppose I could buy a wireless headset (I assume they exist), but I wonder if a bluetooth device or a diff one, also wireless, would be an even better alternative.
Any suggestion? any idea? any experience?
thanks in advance,
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Need your clarification on this first: is this Skype installed in a PC you're talking about or Skype installed in a mobile phone? Quite a bit of difference between the two.
If this is Skype in a mobile phone, you can move around the house already holding the phone, and you can get a Bluetooth headset to pair with it easily.
If this is a PC and you're looking for a wireless headset device, then it could be a bit trickier. It's possible to find one, but depends on the hardware of your PC and depends on your budget (could be pricey).
It's pricey because it's rarer, and it's usually use by professionals, such as call center staff.
If your PC has already a build-in Bluetooth adapter, you can use any cellphone Bluetooth headset to pair with your PC. There should be plenty of cheap Bluetooth headsets out there, since it's a popular cellphone accessory. Here are the instructions: http://www.bluetoothpcheadsets.com/pairing.htm
If not, then you need to get a Bluetooth adapter, such as a USB one which you can just plug in. Or get a Bluetooth headset which already included Bluetooth adapter, but those are usually costly.
I've never found a Bluetooth implementation that lets one roam around an entire house or apartment. My Bluetooth experience has been generally unreliable at ranges > 4 to 6 meters. I've tried multiple headsets and Bluetooth USB plug-in interfaces. However, I've only tried PC connected Bluetooth at one location, so my situation could be complicated by local interference/shared frequency equipment issues...there are a lot of computer users in this area.
There may also be an elevated security issue with Bluetooth data interception. However, I've not kept up on recent Bluetooth standards so this may have changed. Regardless, I don't believe Bluetooth has ever used what I'd consider robust security.
Note that if you're in the "4th Amendment Free Zone" no warrant is required to intercept conversations/data or execute warrantless searches/seizures of equipment, media, domiciles, etc.
Well, if you want to go for a hands free conversation, then you can use wireless headsets available in the market. Most of them are offered with Bluetooth connectivity. So, if you have the right hardware on your PC then go for it.
But while walking you can only talk and you cannot have a video call if you are using wireless headsets.
So, my advice is to install Skype on your mobile (I mean if it is a Smartphone) then you can enjoy the services of Skype in a more meaningful way. Also ensure that the web connectivity is consistent.