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IASUS Concepts NT3 Throat Mic

Discussion in 'E85 Z4 (2002-2008)' started by kippintranet, Jun 5, 2011.

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    It goes without saying, that when driving a convertible with the top down (my 2004 Z4), my wireless bluetooth headset, or any microphone (even on the steering column), is useless because of wind noise. I have found recommendations for the IASUS Concepts NT3 Throat Mic. Does anyone currently use one and can report on audio quality?


    Article: iASUS NT3 throat mic is aimed at drivers of convertible cars
    Source: slashgear.com at Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

    I used to own a convertible and I can tell you from experience that if my phone rang while I was driving with the top down I just didn't answer it Bluetooth or not. The person on the other end would never be able to hear what I was saying because of all the wind noise. A company called iASUS has announced a new throat mic system like you see military and police types in movies wearing that promises to pick up your voice without getting any of that wind noise.

    The throat mic is called the NT3 and it pics up the vibrations of the persons voice through their throat rather than having a mic. What that boils down to is that the NT3 system doesn't care how much wind noise is present.

    The device has a tangle resistant braided nylon wire, an acoustic coil earpiece and works with any device that has a 2.5mm or 3.5mm headphone jack including the iPhone and more. The mic is available right now, for $89.00 and the only downside I see is that this thing looks strange. I also wonder what your voice sounds like using the throat mic since its picking up voice vibrations at the throat rather than spoken words from your mouth.

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    They are acceptable but not like using an actual mic or the phone itself

    I use them on motorcycle trips to communicate between bikes with two-way radios. They work well. I'd hesitate to use them for talking on a phone though.

    I've got a BMW convertable as well and plan my driving trips to NOT answer/use the phone while driving and to only call back once I've stopped the car. It actually makes it more enjoyable to not allow the interruptions. Of course, that's my opinion, others may vary.

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    Scott is right: Hang up and drive. You can always call back later.

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