About a year ago Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for VoIP service Skype.
Now the fruits of that union are beginning to blossom. Skype, who has expansive offices in Palo Alto, announced that it has dubbed all Microsoft HD web cams and USB headsets as "Skype certified."
The video-calling company certifies products it feels are sure to give users an amazing experience while using Skype.
"We know how much it means to you to hear or see your loved ones via video and voice call, so we take the quality of your Skype experience very seriously," the company said in a blog post. "To ensure a great Skype experience every time, products in our Skype Shop carry the 'Skype Certified' seal to show that the web cams, headsets and other products have passed our impartial testing guidelines."
The cameras and headsets, along with products made by other companies, are all available in Skype's online store.