Microphone on the side? Huh?

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

  1. mojibake macrumors newbie

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    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 6502a

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

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    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 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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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