Sierra, Siri and Mac mini

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by cdapple, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. cdapple macrumors newbie

    cdapple

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    I think I already know the answer to this, but the only way to use Siri with a Mac mini is to get a USB web cam, right?

    Sorry for what is likely a dumb question, but I wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything. Never really thought about needing a mic for the mini until now.
     
  2. applesith macrumors 68030

    applesith

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    I don't know about a random webcam, but you could:
    • Thunderbold display
    • Plugin microphone
    • Headphones with microphone
    • Bluetooth microphone / headset.
     
  3. Skydoor Blue macrumors newbie

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    The Mac mini has neither a camera nor a microphone.
     
  4. XBeatzX, Sep 21, 2016
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    XBeatzX macrumors newbie

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  5. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended

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    Buy a cheap microphone on Amazon for under $10 that plugs into the 3.5mm audio input.

    You could get a USB mic but why tie up a USB port when the audio input is sitting open. Additionally, USB devices use processing power which means you're taking it away from other processes (not much but every bit counts).
     
  6. Videomanmac macrumors 6502

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    I hear Apple has some fancy dancy wireless bluetooth earbuds coming out in October. Why waste a USB or a 3.5mm headphone jack!
     

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