I recently purchased a Bluetooth headset called the Music Jogger
(model BSH10). The control buttons on it look like this:
One of my goals is to use it as the microphone and speakers for Skype
calls. In that respect, it works well. However, I also want to be able to answer a Skype call with its Multi-Function Button
(MFB), so that I don't have to be sitting at the computer when a call comes in. In that respect, the headset fails.
One possible solution is to configure Skype to answer incoming calls automatically, but I don't like this idea, for two reasons. First, most of the time I am
at my computer. In those cases, I may not always want to answer a call – especially when I see CallerID . Second, I may not be at the computer and
may not have the headset on, in which case I don't want Skype to answer the call. I could try to remember to enable/disable Skype's automatic answer feature depending on my whereabouts, but that is likely to be error-prone – and a nuisance to boot. The better solution is to configure the MFB to answer a call
. Fortunately, there's a way to do this easily – and with free software.
The solution presented in this article should work on many Bluetooth headsets. For example, here's another one from Kinivo
(model BTH220) with similar controls (excellent headset – I own this one, too):
As long as your Bluetooth headset has a Play-Pause