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Switching Between Telephone & Computer Headset
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Sep 19, 2006, 06:54 AM
I'm looking for a way to switch between a telephone and computer source to a headset, and I wondered if anyone had suggestions on what I might need. Here's the use case:
  • I have a telecom headset with a 2.5mm headset jack (it would work as a cell phone headset)
  • My computer has stereo, microphone and USB connections, and I use the computer for voice calls
  • My telephone has a 2.5mm headset jack
Since I know it's possible to connect that headset with it's ground, audio out and audio in conductors to either device, I am looking for a device to switch between the two. This could be a simple A/B switch or something more sophisticated. Ideas? Thanks!
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Sep 19, 2006, 09:53 PM
check out radioshack for an adapter for the 2.5 to stereo and a switch box.
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