The microphone is not the most important peripherals for your computer. Therefore, frequent PC that can “talk”, but not “hear”. And what if suddenly there was a need in microphone: Meeting in Skype, creating voice notes, dictation text or sound clip to Youtube? Use your smartphone. You would not part with it?
The reason for this post was the situation in which I once got. We agreed on the group talks via Skype. My office computer deprived microphone, but I was planning to use a smartphone. However, it turned out that Skype for Android does not support group calls. I had to quickly find a way out.
I was saved by the program WO Mic . To be precise, it is the whole set – app for Android, client software and drivers for Windows. Free WO Mic for Android I installed on the smartphone Play Market. Download and install the driver and client WO Mic for PC went quickly and smoothly.
Link for WO Mic : http://www.wirelessorange.com/womic/
You can use the paid app for Android WO Mic Pro. According to the developer, it provides better sound quality. However, the free version it possible to obtain a good result. Skype for better or not.
With WO Mic smartphone microphone connected to a computer via Bluetooth, WiFi or USB. The best option – USB, a little worse – WiFi. Bluetooth is only recommended if you do not come the first two options.
- Run the application on Android. You can adjust the settings in the menu “Settings”. Now press the button “Start”.
- Run the program on your computer. Click “Connection” -> “Connect …”. Select the connection type from the list.
- If after these steps, the voice is not transferred to the computer, it is necessary to go to the “Manage audio devices” (from “Control Panel”). Go to the “Recording” tab. Then choose our mobile device and click “default”.
How to be the owners of smartphones running Windows Phone or iOS? The first application will help Real Microphone, and the second – Megaphone Free. However, in both cases, there is one “but.” This smartphone microphone connected to the computer only through the audio input. And it will have to find an audio cable with two identical “daddies” at the ends.
Let me tell you one more “secret”. Earphones can work “backwards.” That is, they can be connected to the audio input of the computer. Sound waves cause oscillations membrane headphone, it generates an electrical signal therein. The sound quality in a “microphone” is far from ideal, but having two headphones, we can talk on Skype or Viber.
Of course, all these tips are not for continuous use. They can help out when, for example, urgently need a microphone for the “withdrawal of the soul” in karaoke. And later, I recommend you attend to purchase a headset or a separate microphone for your computer.