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Kinobo USB 2.0 Mini Microphone

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This is a tiny USB Microphone from Kinobo that plugs into your laptop, desktop, Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano Dev kit, anything with a USB port you may be using as a computer to add microphone functionality. There is no need to install any extra software as you OS should detect the device & automatically install it. Simply launch your program that requires microphone input and away we go!

Please note that this microphone is best used in a port that's not near your computer's cooling fan.

  • Works without drivers: just plug it in to your Windows PC for an instant microphone
  • Good for Voice Dictation Software or Skype
  • Portable, leave it plugged in to your laptop / notebook
  • Omni directional noise-canceling mic picks up sound from longer distances

Kinobo USB 2.0 Mini Microphone Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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  • I would caution that the output from these is extremely low. I purchased them to use with a raspberry pi but have also tested in my regular desktop machine. While they do work and are recognized the volume level needed to make them pick up anything at all makes them useless. If I put my face to them and yell I get a sound file with almost the same volume as from the built in computer microphone from 3 feet away speaking softly. Unless there is the same thing wrong with both of them that I purchased but given Member #796889’s comment below I think that is just how these are. If anyone has the secret firmware setting or something to make these function like any other usb microphone please let me know. I can’t imagine that in their current state they would be good for anything.

  • Just a word of caution: these don't seem to be internally amped, so the decent pick-up range is not really more than three feet (~ 1 meter). That said, i got one when these first hit the market, and it's great. I had intended it for my RaspPi for voice control, but use it as my main computer mic now.

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