Microphone on the side? Huh?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mojibake, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. mojibake macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2008
    The microphone is on the left side of the bottom chassis. Wtf? Given that MBAs are the most likely to be used for video chat in outdoor and noisy places... I can see how people are going to be forced to use this microphone.

    It's the return of sidetalking!
  2. bchreng macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    Is there any way to use a bluetooth headset as a mic?
  3. mojibake thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2008
    Macs already have some of the best-tuned mics around. I stopped using my headset because the built-in mic worked better. But with the mic pointed at the person to the left of the user instead of the user, I really wonder ...
  4. miknos Suspended


    Mar 14, 2008
    Probably Apple already tested it a lot.

    What I'm wondering is... Isn't the speaker too close to the mic?
  5. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    When using outdoors or in noisy places it's always a better idea to use a proper microphone. Something that is a bit closer to your mouth and has noise cancellation. The microphone in the device itself will receive far too many noise from the environment it's in.

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