Once you make more than a few conference calls from home, you start to appreciate just how mediocre your laptop’s microphone and speaker really are. My advice: Get a speakerphone. You know, like the ones that pepper conference rooms back at the office. There are some value-priced gems out there. eMeet, for example, has a few really nice speakerphone models, and the new Luna is a versatile model that sounds good for $90. But right now you can practically steal it from Amazon. You can get thewhen you clip the coupon on the product page and apply promo code eMeetLuna at checkout.
recently and called the Luna the best under $100. He especially liked the noise reduction — it automatically minimizes sound caused by environmental distractions like clacking keyboards, squeaking chairs and humming air conditioners — and the fact that you can daisy-chain multiple eMeet speakers if you need to spread the sound to other people across a large table.
But even if you’re on your own, it has some great conveniences. You can let it automatically connect to your laptop via Bluetooth, for example, or just plug in via USB. Plus it has a 2,600-mAh battery that lasts for about two days at a time, and it conserves power by putting itself to sleep if you don’t make any calls or play music through it for a while.
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