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    External Microphone for Video

    Hi, I have been testing a Motorola Droid phone for possible use in a live internet streaming capacity using the Qik service. The video quality is quite surprising and impressive, however the audio could be better.

    Does anyone know of a way to use an external microphone, either wired or wireless (Bluetooth) , that can be used in place of the built-in microphone? I would like to be able to place a microphone on a person and be able to either live stream or record a video clip.

    Thanks for your help!
    Thomas
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    i would assume that a bluetooth headset would work but i dont have one to test it with
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    Externam Microphone for Video

    I did try with a Bluetooth headset which was paired & working for phone calls, however I couldn't find any sort of setting or preference within the video app or in the Qik app to be able to select audio sources/microphone.

    Perhaps a future software upgrade would take care of that??
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    I'm looking for the same thing...any luck with the mike situation?
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    Hi, I haven't been able to find a solution yet for an external mic on the Moto Droid. I'm thinking (hoping more like it) that in a few months the dev guys will do a software upgrade to--at the very least--be able to select the Bluetooth headset as a audio source. That would be mondo awesome.

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    There is a mic that plugs into the headphone jack. I have no idea if it works with the Droid. Here is an example of what I am talking about, although I don't have any experience with this one in particular:

    Amazon.com: Chill Pill Rap Cap Microphone for iPod Classic, Nano 4G, Touch 2G, and iPhone 3G - Silver: Camera & Photo
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    This isn't promising since Mengkiat is an "Official Rep". You'd hope that they knew thier own product:
    help using bluetooth as a microphone

    Granted, the question is specifically about a Palm Treo 800w.
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    Exclamation Microphone Quality boost!

    The external mic solution needs to be discovered.. there are too many excellent mics out there that work wired and wireless on the Droid... something has got to work for improving the audio since that is what Live Streaming is ALL ABOUT!! Video is secondary to actually HEARING the talking picture, imo.
    Where you at.. Where you at?!
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    this is what I was just researching and i ended up back here
    anyone have anything constructive?
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    I also was searching for a better mic - the built in mic can't handle any sort of variation in tone and forget about it when the volume goes up. I'm pretty happy with the tumbtack mic I got. It was made for apple but it works on my droid, and it's worlds better than the built in mic. Just plugs right in to the headphone jack, don't ask me how it works, it just does. I've been able to stream and record rock concerts with it. It can handle diverse tone and volume. The only drawback i've found so far is that the phone doesn't make noise when the mic is plugged in and someone calls, probably since it plugs into the headphone jack.
    Do a search for thumbtack mic and you should see choices. I went with the "switcheasy" brand. I hope this helps.....now can someone splain how I can tether and external video camera to my droid
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