Question: Skype and microphones

I'd like to use skype to practice my Japanese conversation skills, hopefully with people in this community. The thing is, I've never used Skype before and my computer doesn't have a built-in microphone. What kind of mic should I use for Skype? I know Singstar mics can be used on your computer, but it would be a bit silly to talk to someone using a karaoke microphone xD
Feb 14, 2008


Aug 4, 2008 Mr. Wallet
You can buy a headset (headphones with a microphone) at a computer or electronics store. In the US, a good set costs $30-$50.

They break more easily than most electronic equipment, so if the store offers an extended warranty, you should definitely buy it.

I have had the best luck with Plantronics and Altec Lansing.