Skype calls got a whole lot easier to make on your PSP today, as Sony has released a new, single headset that includes a remote control. Previously, PSP owners had to use two accessories, the PSP Headset and the PSP-2000 Headphones with Remote Control, to use Skype.
The new PSP headset offers stereo sound and an adjustable microphone in addition to the remote control. It retails for $29.99.
Earlier this year, Sony made Skype — a service that lets users make long-distance phone calls via the Internet) — available on the PSP via a firmware update (ver. 3.90 or later). Using Skype, PSP owners can make free calls over the Internet to anyone using Skype on another PSP, a PC on a Skype-enabled phone.
Skype on PSP system also allows users to call and receive calls from any landline or mobile phone with the purchase of Skype credit. To get Skype on a PSP, ensure that your PSP-2000 is running system software 3.90 or later (if not, download it via an Internet hotspot). Then, attach the headset to the remote control, and then connect the peripheral to the PSP. Insert a Memory Stick Duo into the PSP to save the Skype software, and access the Skype/Sign In icon on the XMB Network menu.
Skype requires a free account. Once you’ve got one, you can make a call by either accessing the Contacts icon and clicking on a name or by scrolling to the Dial icon.