WO Mic: Using your Android phone as a virtual mic for your desktop

April 9, 2012
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Our Android phones and tablets can perform numerous functions besides mere phone calls, SMS texting, and web browsing, but often take these things for granted because most of the time we use it for playing games, watching videos and using other apps. In turn, we don’t get to know some of the things that our Android devices can do for us.

For example, maybe you don’t know that you can actually use your device as a backup modem, speaker, and virtual microphone–with the help of an app such as WO Mic, that is.

Why on earth would you make your phone as a microphone if you can just buy a backup mic?  First of all, that’s kind of bulky, and second, if you really are in a hurry, your phone is one of the things that you probably would not forget. So, if you are in an important online meeting and your microphone suddenly jammed, you can always grab your phone and let the show go on.

WO Mic makes these things possible. This application is developed by Wireless Orange and it is made for the sole purpose of turning your Android device into a virtual microphone.

How it works

All you need to do is to install this app on your device and install the WO Mic desktop client on your computer, and you are good to go. Of course, you have to connect your phone to your computer for it to work. The great thing about this is that when you are really in a hurry and you forgot to bring a USB cable, it will still work because you can also connect your device to your PC via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Setting up this application is just quick however, you probably need to install software or a driver so that your computer can recognize your device as a microphone, but you can do that very quickly, as well.

This app really is simple but handy especially if you are a busy person in terms of online chatting or a frequent user of Skype. In terms of compatibility, there is a setback, because this app only supports Windows PCs, but hopefully a new multi-platform version will be developed in the coming months.

This app really is not that sophisticated and comprehensive to address all your possible PC needs, but it sure is a great thing to have for emergencies. So, if you think you can benefit from the functionality that WO Mic brings, why not give it a try? Who knows you might even like using your phone as a virtual mic than you would an actual microphone.

You can download WO Mic from the Google Play Store, and the WO Mic desktop client for your computer can be downloaded from here (with instructions for configuring the drivers).

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