Hello - my attempts to fix a clogged up microphone on an iPad 2 ended with the microphone totally dead :-( So I am now looking for an external cheap microphone, so that my mom can use her iPad for Skype. Few questions to someone who might have done this: - when I plug in an microphone into the 3.5mm jack, will the internal speakers work ? ( this is desirable, mom would not want to use a full headset ) - how does the iPad know if the plugged-in device has a mic-only, vs. a full headset ? Does it detect the "load/resistance" of the headphone drivers ? - will a cheap dynamic mic work ? Thanks for any info/pointers. Paul C.