Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Where to Speak on Your iPhone 4

Matt Neuburg:

I had been holding the iPhone wrong during speakerphone mode: I was holding the top microphone pointed away from me, because I thought “the microphone” was the one at the bottom during a call. Now that I know about it, I hold the iPhone better, and people on the other end can hear me better. Also, I use speakerphone less, out of sympathy with my callers. When you speak into the bottom microphone, you’re using superior electronics, because the bottom microphone is a better microphone, and you’re using noise cancellation. So if you want your caller to have a good listening experience, you should hold the iPhone up to your ear or use a headset of some sort — don’t use speakerphone mode.

I don’t know why I waited so long, but a year and a half ago I finally got a Bluetooth headset. It’s been great.

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Which headset did you get? I've yet to find one comfortable for my oddly-shaped ear canals.

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