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Like a lot of folks this holiday season, if you’re planning to make calls to friends and loved ones, there are some last-minute things you can do to make sure your Skype experience is the best possible, writes Matthew de Beer on Skype’s Tips & Tricks blog.
If you’re planning to use a laptop or desktop PC, getting a headset “still is the key to great sound quality,” he writes. A headset will get the microphone closer to your mouth and “means the sound is captured by a far better microphone than the ones which are typically built into a laptop.”
You can have a look at some of the recommended headsets in the Skype Shop.
If you’re using Skype on Xbox One, that’s a neat way to get everyone in on the call, he says. You can use Kinect 2.0, which has a great microphone and camera that can pick up everyone in the room. A headset might not be much help, but a USB speakerphone, such as the Jabra SPEAK410, makes it easy for everyone to get in the call with good sound quality.
For more tips on gear that can help you have the best holiday calls ever, head over to Skype’s Tips & Tricks blog.
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Suzanne ChoneyMicrosoft News Center Staff