I'm surprised that the Macbook Pro Retina has only one 3.5mm audio jack. It seems that port can be either headphone or mic in depending on what's connected but I need BOTH at the same time for Skype! My Skype headset has 2x 3.5mm jacks - one for output (headphones) and one for input (Mic).
How is Apple expecting us to use Skype on the MPBr? I've tried:
- in-built speakers + in-build mic: The loudspeaker throws feedback into the built-in mic => unusable
- headphones + in-built mic: Keyboard clicks and other ambient noises are picked up => unusable
- microphone + speakers: Works but I can't use this unless I close my office door (i.e. only person in the room). I can't use this in coffee shops, campus areas, shared office environments etc
- Bluetooth headset: Its a pain to make sure the headset is fully charged before the call and that it doesn't kill my WiFi (which it sometimes does).
How can I get a real wired headphone and mic to work with the MBPr? This thing is killing my conference calls ...