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HuddlePod Air Mac Compatibility Testing

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Hello HuddleCamHD Users!

This post is for the Mac users out their looking for a high quality USB conference phone that is wireless. Just to make everyone feel good about our Mac compatibility Andrew Chatfield our lead support technician has made a few videos outlining the integration.

The HuddlePod Air is a wireless speakerphone that comes with a USB 2.0 receiver. Setting up a conference room for online meetings has never been this easy. Simply plug in the USB 2.0 receiver to your Mac or PC and the HuddlePod Air can sit on your table up to 30 feet away with no messy cables in between. The audio quality of the HuddlePod Air is far superior to its Bluetooth counterparts and when you include the 256 channels of echo cancellation,  noise suppression and the full duplex audio the HuddlePod Air really stands above its “competition”. Don’t worry about the headaches of pairing and re-pairing Bluetooth devices. The HuddlePod Air provides a reliable wireless connection directly to your Mac or PC for online meetings with your favorite video conferencing software such as GoToMeeting, WebEX, Skype for Business and Zoom.US. The HuddlePod Air is a perfect addition to any conference room and you can easily pick one up from a preferred distributor or your favorite online retail store such as Amazon, B&H Photo or Conference Room Systems.com. Wireless audio conferencing has never sounded this good. Take your web video conferencing to the next level with the HuddlePod Air.

MacBook Compatibility

Mac Mini Compatibility


2.4 GHz vs Bluetooth

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2.4 GHz vs Bluetooth

Hello HuddleCam Followers!

Today we wanted to talk about wireless audio conferencing and the leading technologies behind wireless speakerphones. Most of us have used some type of Bluetooth device to wirelessly stream music or even set up a audio conference call. Bluetooth has been the standard for streaming audio and even two audio conference calls. But just like any technology Bluetooth is now becoming out of date as 2.4 GHz provides 100 times the bandwidth with increased reliability. With such a increase in technical specifications and horse power you would think this technology would be expensive right? Well the new HuddlePod Air starts at only $299 which is about $100-200 more than a traditional Bluetooth speakerphone. What is the difference? Let’s review some of the additional features you will receive with 2.4 GHz wireless receiver compared to a Bluetooth connection.

  1. Ease of Use: No need to pair a bluetooth device
    1. With a wireless USB 2.0 receiver your computer will automatically load the drivers just like a regular USB 2.0 webcam. Your favorite web conferencing software like GoToMeeting, WebEX or Zoom.US will automatically be selected as your audio device.
  2. Higher Quality Audio Quality
    1. With 100 times the bandwidth of Bluetooth the HuddlePod air is able to provide more reliable and rich connection for audio conferencing. Bluetooth is notorious for cutting in and out while losing quality due to the lack of bandwidth available
  3. Less interference
    1. Bluetooth is susceptible to interference from Microwaves up to 30′ away. With the 2.4 GHz spectrum the FCC requires the acceptance of interference.  Therefore the HuddlePod Air can intelligently “hop” between the available wireless spectrum to lock into the highest quality signal connection.

2.4 GHz wireless spectrum has 100MHz bandwidth pipeline. Bluetooth only has a 1MHz bandwidth pipeline.

Example 1: Hardwired USB 2.0 Speakerphone

Always the best quality, a hard wired USB 2.0 connection is ideal for the highest quality experience. Knowing this is not always possible or required we will dig into wireless technologies for audio conferencing below.

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Phoenix Audio Quattro

Example 2: Bluetooth Speakerphone

Bluetooth is by far the most popular wireless speakerphone technology because of cost. The quality if fair but as you will see here it is pale in comparison to a hardwired USB connection. Later we will take a look at this same microphone hard wired vs bluetooth.

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Jabra Speak 510 Bluetooth

Example 3: 2.4GHz wireless speakerphone

Now try listening the HuddlePod Air which uses a technology we consider superior to Bluetooth (2.4 GHz). This microphone is recorded “wirelessly” but it still maintains a high quality audio recording.

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HuddlePod Air

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