Skype On iPad Possible With Camera Kit

PCWorld: Skype On iPad Possible With Camera Kit

The camera connector includes a USB port for connecting a digicam but the USB port can be used to plug in a headset, making it at least theoretically possible to run Skype and other Internet voice services on the iPad – further extending its utility as a business tool.

“Last week, anyone who pre-ordered Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit began receiving the iPad accessory. The kit–which features one dock-connector adapter with an SD-card slot and a second one with a USB port–is designed to let you transfer your digital camera’s photos to your iPad. But it turns out this accessory has a few other tricks up its metaphorical sleeve that just may make it more appealing to many iPad owners. None of this functionality is officially supported–at least not yet–so caveat emptor if you’re thinking of buying the Kit just to get one or more of these features.

Audio: As Macworld contributor Glenn Fleishman first reported, standard USB-audio accessories–namely, USB headphones, headsets, and speakers–can be used with the iPad via the Camera Connection Kit’s USB adapter. When you plug one of these audio accessories into the adapter’s USB port, all audio is routed through the USB-audio accessory. If you’re using a USB headset, the headset’s microphone also works for audio-recording apps, as well as audio-chat apps such as Skype.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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