Onboard Mic and Typing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Xander7, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Xander7 macrumors newbie

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    Whenever I'm online with my friends on Skype, they can hear me type, and sometimes to them, it gets pretty annoying. Now, obviously, I could turn down the sensitivity, but then they would have a hard time hearing me. Is there some way to work around this? This seems like a pretty big issue, considering the mic is located under the left speaker grille, relatively close to the keyboard.
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Either you don't type when the mic is active or you have a headset with its own mic thats further away from the keyboard and won't pickup the noise.

    They used to put the mics on the display years ago but I guess theres something easier about keeping them closer to the motherboard.
     
  3. Xander7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, there doesn't seem to be a push-to-talk feature in Skype, and the sounds of the keyboard are past the threshold for background noise. Dang.
     
  4. Xander7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, the problem lies in that Skype never has a sensitivity threshold or whatever. The mic is just always on. Lame.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    $10 off ebay for a headset. :)
     

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