ClearOne 910-156-251
CHAT 160 USB Speakerphone

OUR PART #  910-156-251

The CHAT 160 provides rich, full-duplex audio for hands-free calls with Skype. The CHAT 160 easily connects to laptops and PCs via USB and is the perfect audio peripheral for individuals or groups who want a high-quality audio solution that is both portable and economical.

The CHAT 160 is a completely full-duplex speakerphone that contains HDConference, the suite of high-performance audio technologies found in ClearOne's legendary professional conferencing systems. CHAT 160 users are no longer tethered to a PC via a headset cable and experience remarkably rich audio for natural, effortless conversations over Skype.


  • CHAT 160
  • USB 2.0 Connection Cable
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Contains HDConference audio technologies:
    * Full duplex - allows users to listen and speak at the same time
    * Distributed Echo Cancellation - identifies and eliminates acoustic echo for audio that is more intelligible
    * Noise reduction - identifies noise from lights, fans, projectors, etc., and eliminates it
    * First mic priority - intelligently changes microphone levels depending on who is speaking
    * Automatic gain and level controls - adjust mic and speaker levels automatically
    * Adaptive modeling - continuously samples room acoustics for any changes
  • USB powered (2.0 compatible)
  • 3 microphones for full 360° audio pickup
    * Easily manage conference calls with 1 to 6 participants


  • True plug and play operation
    * Connect the CHAT 160 via USB and automatically take Skype calls
  • Hands-free comfort and flexibility
    * Move around freely without being tethered with a headset
    * Easily support up to 6 conference call participants
    * Avoid the discomfort from prolonged headset use
  • Eliminates the need for a large, expensive conference phones
  • Replaces the PC's speakers and microphone with a high-quality, purpose-built audio solution
  • Full bandwidth frequency response delivers better audio
  • Tested and certified by Skype


  • System Requirements:
    Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
    Skype: 1GHz CPU, 256MB RAM
  • Connections:
    USB 2 compatible
    USB connector: Type B
  • Controls:
    Volume up
    Volume down
    Microphone down
  • Audio:
    Speaker Bandwidth: 150Hz-15kHz
    Max output level: 86dB SPL @ 1 foot
  • Microphone Bandwidth: 50Hz-8kHz
  • Processing:
    Distributed Echo Cancellation
    First Mic Priority
    Noise Reduction
    Line Echo Cancellation (selectable)
  • Power:
    5 VDC @ 500mA maximum
  • Environmental:
    Operating temperature: 5-40° C (41-104° F)
    Storage temperature: 0-70° C (32-158° F)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 7.4" x 7.4" x 1.8"
  • Weight: 1.17 lbs
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