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  1. charming_mag

    charming_mag Thread Starter

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    I found a device plugged into the back of my other computer that I've never seen before. It looks like this -
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    It's small and black and has a suction thing on it that lets it sticks to stuff, and plugs into the microphone port. I plugged it in and it seems to be a sensor or something.. like it detects electromagnetic waves? I have no idea actually but it makes strange electronic noises when i put it near my computer or iriver. Also, when I attatch it to my watch I can hear the ticking..

    Anyone know what this thing is?
     
  2. paulmo_on_tour

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    Well Mag, it's a microphone!

    Matter of fact, if you go to Radio Shack (nearest one for you and I is in California, USA) you can still buy them. Mainly used for sticking on the outside of a telephone receiver to record phone calls.

    "Technically" illegal, but what's a little blackmail between friends? or ex friends?

    As far as the strange noises, I would bet it is picking up the sounds that you cannot hear, but are still there all the same.

    Hope that helps! (Makes note to not call Mag with the winning lotto numbers....)

    Paul
     
  3. charming_mag

    charming_mag Thread Starter

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    ahaha awesome :D
    Its a special microphone right? Because I tried talking into it and couldn't hear anything..
     
  4. paulmo_on_tour

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    It is a contact mic. Talking "into" it won't work, but if you attach it to the back of a phone, and into a recorder (I would suggest tape recorder, but those are hard to come by these days...) you can tape whatever.

    LOL
     
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