Windblocker microphone clip lets you take a call in a hurricane

Lindsey Caldwell - Mar 3, 2015, 4:30am CST
Windblocker microphone clip lets you take a call in a hurricane

We’re seeing some of the hottest technology come out of the Mobile World Congress 2015. Now Windblockers is introducing some old school tech that’s perfect for the mobile world. Mobile software developers have been undertaking the task of perfecting noise cancelling software for a while now. It still has a way to go, as anyone who has ever taken a call on a windy day can tell you. Instead of waiting for the perfect in-phone software you can try Windblockers microphone cover for instant noise reduction.

It’s a simple idea that has been used by weather forecasters on microphones for decades. Don’t worry, there is no need to encase your entire phone in foam. The Windblocker only covers your microphone so you can continue to use your phone normally without any obstructions.

Windblocker could be used to clear up crunchy phone calls, video, and sound recording. The iPhone’s video recording equipment has found a new uses, like the new episode of Modern Family that was recorded entirely on iPhones and iPads. I wonder if the producers used something like this behind the scenes. It could have been useful, creating a buffer against wind and extraneous noise.

One of the unique features of the Windblocker, is that the company doesn’t expect you to use it all the time. It clamps on over your phone’s microphone, and then you unclasp it when you’re finished with your call. It even has a handy key chain or zipper attachment so it’s always within reach.

Source: Gizmodo

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