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Kindle Fire Supports an External Microphone

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    Could you please tell me what sideloading means?

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    Sideloading refers to installing an app outside of the android or amazon marketplace. Downloading the apk and installing it directly through a file manager or from a computer is 'sideloading'

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    Any of these apps requiring a mic will need to be sideloaded, since the Amazon App Store will not make them available for the Fire.

    For example:
    The Amazon App Store online shows an app called Tape-A-Talk, which is an audio recorcer app. But it also shows that it is not available for the Fire (if you go to the App Store directly from the Fire, you won't even find it). In order to load it, you could download it from a site, as massahwal explained. If you have an Android phone, you could also do this:
    - install a file manager that has a backup feature, like Astro, on your phone
    - install the app that you want for the Fire on your phone
    - backup the app on your phone to your sd card
    - email it to yourself from your phone (as an attachment)
    - open the email on the Fire and download the attached app
    - find the downloaded app and install it

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    Quote Originally Posted by grvthang View Post
    Here's a mic that should work: I just ordered one - for $1.44 + free shipping I don't think you can go wrong:

    Amazon.com: Mini Microphone for iPhone 3G/iPod/touch/classic: MP3 Players & Accessories
    Damn! it cost me a buck and a half.

    But at this price, whadda ya got ta lose?

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    If you put a mike in the jack doesn't it cut out the speakers?
    Last edited by zwvirtual; 01-08-2012 at 09:12 AM.

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    Thanks a lot for info. This is a great forum for the Fire! Lloyd

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    I downloaded and installed Skype on my KF. I am able to login to my Skype account and see my contacts but whenever I try to place a call it rings a couple of times then hangs up. Can't even call the Echo Test number. If I don't plug in a mic then the speaker works and I can hear it ring a couple of times before the call ends but if I plug in a mic then I don't hear sounds from the speaker at all.

    Looks like it's either/or for the speakers and mic, can't have both active at the same time. I was going to try leaving the mic out until I wanted to speak but a call won't even complete so I can't try that.
    Last edited by strollin; 02-05-2012 at 11:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    I downloaded and installed Skype on my KF. I am able to login to my Skype account and see my contacts but whenever I try to place a call it rings a couple of times then hangs up. Can't even call the Echo Test number. If I don't plug in a mic then the speaker works and I can hear it ring a couple of times before the call ends but if I plug in a mic then I don't hear sounds from the speaker at all.

    Looks like it's either/or for the speakers and mic, can't have both active at the same time. I was going to try leaving the mic out until I wanted to speak but a call won't even complete so I can't try that.
    Do you have any headphones with a built in mic, like come with some phones, you could try?

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    The real question is if it will support a USB microphone or an external USB sound card device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainbikermark View Post
    Do you have any headphones with a built in mic, like come with some phones, you could try?

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    No, I don't have a set like that. Maybe someone else who has some will try them on the KF.

 

 
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