Justin has a headset that starts to make a bunch of clicks after about an hour of use when he podcasts. Leo says he believes there's a faulty designed chipset out there that causes a memory that gets translated into a series of clicks. Leo recommends using an MAudio or Focus Rite Scarlet interface in between his headset and the computer. It will convert the analog to digital and it should fix it. If not, there's a memory leak that will require powering the devices down and then back up.
Kevin wants a wireless Bluetooth connection to his mobile device so he can be hands-free. Leo likes the headsets that have a wrap around your neck, but it contains a huge battery to let you listen for hours. Motorola headsets are great. Jabras are also good. These VaVa Moovs have nine hours of battery life and support APTX Bluetooth. The Anker Soundcore is a good speaker option.
Diane needs a cordless phone headset that will give her a hands free experience with her Ooma VOIP phone number. She bought one, but the caller can't hear her. What are her alternatives? Headsets can easily break. So before she spends money on a brand new phone, she should just try to replace the headset. Leo recommends the Panasonic KX-TCA430 for $17. There's a good chance it's a standard headset.
Darla bought a new computer and she sees that her headphone jack also works as a microphone jack. She does an outdoor sports podcast and needs to use her old headsets with it, though. Leo says it's true that new computers use the headphone jack as a mic in as well. This is by far the worst way to get audio into the computer, though. Leo advises using a USB audio interface. It will take any microphone, even professional grade XLR mics, and connect it into an interface that will convert the analog signal into digital data that will be transferred over USB. That will eliminate any RF noise.
Jeff had a Jabra stereo headset that he could disconnect one ear and just use it for his phone or reconnect it for listening to music. But he needs to replace it and can't find one. Leo says that could be a challenge. There are some that can pop the ear out, but to disconnect one ear may not be available anymore.
Dave wants to know what's the best Bluetooth headset to wear while driving? Leo says that all the truckers who call in use the BlueParrott Road Warrior BT250. It has excellent noise cancelling, even when driving with the window down!
Leo says that Plantronics has a hybrid headset that will switch between bluetooth and the land line, but there are plenty of options.
Another option is Obihai. It links to Google Voice and it'll ring his phone when someone calls his Google Voice number. It's dirt cheap at $37 and there's no monthly service. This doesn't have 911 service though, so it's probably still a good idea to have a landline that has that in addition.