I have recently moved away to the Isle of Man, which annoyingly is not part of any UK phone networks. To avoid incurring the massive phone charge from international calls I have become a regular Skype user to stay in touch with people back home.
The Labtec Axis headphones have been excellent to use for Skypeing. The sound quality is very clear and at such a low price they have made staying in touch with loved ones cheaper than ever.
The headset is adjustable so you can change to size to fit on any head. With the adjustable sizes and the cushioned ear pieces, they are very comfortable, which is ideal for hour long Skypeing sessions.
The arm for the microphone is long and bendy so that it can be easily placed close to your mouth. The colour coded plugs also have pictures representing a microphone and headphones so it is very simple to see which plugs goes where in your pc.
After a lot of nagging by friends ad family with no landlines and some who live abroad.The issue of not being able to talk when we all have internet access and with the functions of skype,yahoo,google talk etc.It was so inexcusable such that I went over into Staples where they had a special deal of 20 pounds for a headset,web camera and speakers.I jumped in with joy and there I was at home connecting my headset and web camera so I could surprise my friends with a call online.It is such a good feeling being able to speak to people in other continents without spending money on those dreaded calling cards.
On testing everything worked fine and normal.The problem I had with my headset is my daughter started disassembling the covers.The performance did not change but the ear feels warm after a good 30 minutes of conversation.Then the dreaded happened when I was wrestling to get hold of the headset and it broke on one side.Now this is dangerous if the other pointy bit goes in the other ear.I tried fixing it by doing it myself but failed and am only relying on the other bit that is still intact.
The benefit is superb but it is the quality of the material that is unreliable based on my experience.In just under 1 year I have to shop for another headset as my daughter loves YouTube.