During Wednesday I will have conference call to discuss some things with few developers. Before I used cheap VoIP headphones with microphone but one of cables broke so mic works or not.

So it looks like I will have to buy something again. During OEDEM Stelios used USB phone to make calls and it looked more handy then ‘VoIP headset’. But there are many of them on market so what if I will end with something which works only under MS Windows?

Other choice is Bluetooth headset. This one will be also usefull with my cellphone or Neo1973 or even with Nokia 770. Configuring headset to work with Linux was disaster but I googled a bit and found that with bluez-utils 3.16 or newer it is no problem (or at least it looks like that).

Which one to choose… Have to sleep with this and take decision tomorrow.

VoIP: headset, USB phone or BT headset?

7 thoughts on “VoIP: headset, USB phone or BT headset?

  • 13th November 2007 at 11:14

    The Yealink P1K is supported in the kernel and has been rebadged by several manufacturers including US Robotics. It works well with Yeaphone, an extension of linphone that uses the keypad and display on the handset. http://www.devbase.at/voip/yeaphone.php

  • 14th November 2007 at 00:22

    For what it’s worth, I was able to get the Plantronics Voyager 510 to work with the stock bluez-utils on Ubuntu’s Feisty Fawn release. It did take a bit of fussing with config files, though.

    Audio quality is great – it’s easy to hear, and people can hear me well.

  • 14th November 2007 at 13:12

    I always thought bluez could do both the client and server side…. as openmoko just uses the bluez stack…

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