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Daily Deal: Nope Portable Sound Microphone Blockers 2-Pack

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The Nope Portable Sound Microphone Blocker plugs directly into your device's 3.5mm headphone jack and forces your device to sense an installed mic, turning off your device's onboard microphones, giving you back your privacy. The 2 pack comes with a key chain holder so you can always have them handy. It's on sale for $16.99.

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2018 @ 11:32am

    I am goingto buy one

    This is a GREAT idea! It's the simple things that render the most value. Thanks!

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2018 @ 11:43am

    This has got to be the stupidist most overpriced product imaginable. Most of us probably have several old, non-working earphone or headphone sets lying around that we could easily just cut off the plug on the end and use it as a blank. Or at worst just buy a cheap 99-cent earphone. Or is this supposed to be some kind of "pet rock" style usefulness?

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2018 @ 11:43am

    Sad this is even necessary.

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      Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2018 @ 12:17pm

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      Only because for the last several years you could not buy a laptop computer (other than high-end business model) that did not have a built-in camera and microphone

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    Annonymouse, 24 May 2018 @ 1:02pm

    At least with the laptop you just needed a screwdrive and could accidentaly loosen a cable connection

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2018 @ 1:28pm

    Except... oh wait... mobile devices are dropping the 3.5mm jack. So sorry.

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    Doug Wheeler (profile), 24 May 2018 @ 2:01pm

    Does it include a tinfoil hat?

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2018 @ 2:18pm

    So other than being detected as a microphone and assuming that the phone will disable onboard microphones is there anything that ensures that this actually works.

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2018 @ 4:46pm

    Anyone paranoid enough to want something like this should be too paranoid to trust the device to turn off onboard mics just because an external one was attached.

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      Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2018 @ 6:36pm

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      Or that the speakers could be used as microphones even when all of these steps have been taken. We are of course ignoring the movement sensors designed to detect drops and stop spinning disks, that are sensitive enough to act as microphones as well.

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        Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2018 @ 6:40pm

        Re: Re:

        Most of you even have a wired mike ready to turn on the lights when you speak the keyword out loud. Call it Alexa, Cortona, Google Home or whatever, it is still a more upfront version of what you are trying to stop from happening.

        Go for the bluster and people won't even realize things like System Idle Process could be someone using your power and cooling for untold parallel processing tasks.

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          Anonymous Coward, 24 May 2018 @ 11:51pm

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          That's why I kill the Idle process, there will never get me...oh look, its running now, I'll just end task on that litt

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    Dr evil, 24 May 2018 @ 6:21pm

    Dumb. Just dumb.

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    Anonymous Coward, 25 May 2018 @ 11:53am

    Useless?

    So unless this also magically prevents software from changing Mic sources, its useless...

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