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There is a problem for some headset users, who persistently hit their boom microphone with their beverage mug, causing not only embarrassment to themselves but irritation and potential temporary deafness to others.
Therefore BorgCo Audio Engineering Division has designed and developed a headset with
a powered, agile boom microphone incorporating a proximity sensor.
When something is detected approaching the microphone, the boom is rapidly "flicked" clear of the object, and the audio is muted. When the object is removed, after a short delay the process is reversed.
Eye protection advised. BorgCo are not liable for any injury and/or sight loss arising from the use of this equipment.
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||//boom is rapidly "flicked" clear//
||No det cord in my face, thank you. Not after last time.
||Just "teething troubles". Fixed now. Probably.
||(Sorry about the teeth by the way. Hopefully the dentures aren't too uncomfortable ?)
||I'd like one of these, I tend to pre-emptively stow my
boom in a vertical position so I can continue to coffee
unimpeded during the call, and wind up being told I'm too
quiet when it comes my turn to update everyone on how
today's TPS reports are coming along.
||Perhaps to avoid unintended twitches, you could involve
either an RFID "coaster" that sticks to the bottom of your
target mug, so that other objects don't trigger a false-
reaction. Or, if you were so inclined, print out QR code
stickers to apply to your chosen mug, or more
commercially, actually sell pre-printed mugs with
machine readable markings already in place.
||... which would allow implementation of an additional "video cut" feature when the impulse to nostril excavation becomes irresistible ...
||The sensible solution would be a volume amplification limit
on the mic
response for low frequencies. But that's almost as boring as