If you try to use your Mac for Skype you’ll probably want to get a headset microphone some time. Be aware that Macs don’t actually have a microphone input. They have a line in input. This means with most microphones the signal will be too soft. You can get around this problem by getting a USB headset or some type of preamp. Hopefully this little bit of knowledge will save some readers a few hours of time and 3 or 4 trips to Radio Shack. (I speak from experience on this.)
Nick P. says
Do you have any specific hardware to recommend?
Mark Shead says
I’m having reasonable luck with the Griffin iMic and a cheap headset mic from Walmart. I’d like to get a USB solution–or better yet bluetooth, but for some reason I can’t get my Jawbone headset to work the Leopard.
I have a LogicTech USB headset. I love it. Very nice :-)