Computer microphones are used for recording and storing voice or music in computers in various formats like wave files and mp3 formats. The normal type of microphones cannot be used, as they need special connectors to use in computers. Not all computers come with built-in microphones. They are optional gadgets to be fixed at the back of the computer. These microphones are readily available at many retail computer stores. The price ranges from $10 to $500.
Recordings in the computers are done using record pads. They facilitate recording procedures and saving wave or mp3 file formats. They can be stored in computers or removable hard discs and can be retrieved at any time. Wave pads enable editing and modifying the data recorded in the record pads. This facility has gained more importance and has created a huge demand in the market.
These microphones are generally very useful while taking dictations and during video conferencing. Speed of the work increases, as manual typing is not required. They are available in many configurations and in various models such as wireless headsets, handsets, desktops, tablets, and hybrid or built-in types. Each type has its own pros and cons. The nature of work decides the model one should opt for. The usage of headsets and wireless are best as they facilitate working with concentration, as we are able to avoid noise distractions. Wireless models are preferred by most of the people, because they come without any wire or connectors.
Nowadays, computer manufacturers provide built-in microphones. They install the microphones in the monitors or keyboards. Laptops usually have this built-in feature. Many companies are well known for the manufacturing of computer microphones. There are many companies like Sony, Motorola, Jabra, Planatronics, and Jenson that offer these computer microphones.