Using Apple bluetooth headset with Skype on your Mac

Posted: July 28, 2008 in General Area
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It can be done, and although the Apple bluetooth headset is a total piece of shit useless hardware,  at least you can use it for something. To have your macbook, or powerbook recognize the device, follow these instructions, and enjoy your long conversations via the bluetooth piece rather than a wired headset, and roam around your house doing whatever it is that you do while chatting.


**UPDATE**  – Using (enabling) bluetooth on powerbooks and macbooks using Leopard v10.5.4 is known to *occasionally* lock up your computer (tapping CPU usage to 99%), however you can enter “Safe Boot” upon startup of your laptop and disable the bluetooth service if you happen to encounter problems. I did run into this problem however disabling, rebooting and re-enabling seemed to correct the problem

  1. David M says:

    The Plantronics 510 Bluetooth headset works fine on Mac (10.5.6) with Skype (BETA) It can also be paired with phones (I used my iPhone) to work simultaneously.

    I just wrote up a blog post going into more detail at

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