Hardware recommendations

PC
  • PC: Intel Dual Core or Dual 2 Core, 2Gb RAM with Windows XP/Vista or any Linux distribution
  • Macintosh with Intel processor with 1Gb RAM with Mac OSX 10.4 or later
DSP 400
Made by Plantronics

This is in case you are looking for the convenience of a headset for individual usage.

  • no echo problem
  • excellent quality!
  • comfortable
  • Digital Sound Processor included
  • All the USB Headset work perfectly on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
  • Available from CERN Store
Duet
Available from Phoenix Audio 

This is clearly the best choice, it works without driver installation and so for all platforms (Window/Mac/Linux). It includes a speaker and microphone and so you can easily bring it with you while traveling. It could also be used with external speakers in case of a larger local audience.

  • no echo problem
  • Works on any operationg system (no drivers needed)
  • Perfect quality audio
  • Mute button.
  • Can be connected via analog or USB connector
  • Available from CERN Store
QuickCam Pro 9000
Available from Logitech 

It works very well for Windows. For Mac, the usually build-in camera (or the old firewire InSight camera) works fine. For Linux, you need to have UVC driver installed http://linux-uvc.berlios.de/ and then you can use the webcam with v4l2.

  • Perfect quality
  • Lot of additional features
  • Working with uvcdriver on Linux.
  • Available from CERN Store