Introduction: Easy Skype Headset Hookup

Sick of crawling behind your PC to plug in those pink and green Skype headset connectors?

Some computers only have sound connectors on the back.


Not only is it a pain, but then your PC speakers are unplugged too.

So it is back to the floor again behind yer dusty desk.

You can fix this hassle in five minutes or less for about a buck.

Just use an audio 3.5mm stereo extension cord for the microphone and plug the headphone into the PC speaker.

This makes using Skype, Yahoo Voice, Google Talk, and other services easier.

That is all there is to it.

The rest of this Instructable is just step by step photos.

Step 1: How to Spend a Buck

How's about a 15 foot audio extension cord for just a dollar?

That's the Trisonic TS-1247 in the photo.

3.5 mm stereo plug at one end.

And a 3.5 mm stereo jack at the other.

Similar cords are available at dollar stores around the country.

Step 2: The Last Grovel

Toss the plug end of your audio extension cord over the back of your computer desk.

Crawl behind your desk with a flashlight.

Securely plug the extension cord into the pink microphone jack on your PC.

Leave the green speaker plug in the speaker jack.

Your PC will probably look different.

But the pink and green color code will probably be the same.

Step 3: Jack In

Plug your headset into the headphone jack on the front of your PC speaker.

Your PC speaker will be temporarily switched off while the headset is plugged in.

The volume knob will now control your headset.

Plug the pink microphone connector into the audio extension cord.

Remember to completely unplug your headset after use. Otherwise your speakers will not work.

Or if you unplug the headphone, but leave the mic in, you may hear feedback or other noise.

This is a barebones idea with plenty of room for upgrades and cool hacks.

Please post your friendly comments, ideas, and links to your improved version.