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The Wiretap Headphone Microphone splitter is an audio splitter with a little special something. It can do pretty cool things!
The Wiretap Headphone Microphone splitter is an audio splitter with a little special something. It can do pretty cool things!
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I wanted to buy an audio splitter which let me keep using the microphone on my phone. There was one available, for a while, but it was discontinued.

I think there is a growing need for them because several apps now use the microphone input of smart phones/tablets for other purposes. Making an app which uses the microphone input of the phone with external hardware (like the Square credit card reader) is a great way to keep costs down for companies, and for you.

There should be a way to separate the microphone input and the audio output so you can plug different things into each. Currently there isn't.

The splitter serves several very useful purposes:

  • You can use karaoke and voice modification apps in a live setting (plug in to your stereo)
  • If you like to use your iPhone to play music in your car, this splitter lets you take a call without fumbling with wires, and you can hear your caller through your stereo. The phone even mutes the music when the call comes in.
  • If you run any kind of mobile store (like a food truck) and you want to play your iPod and accept credit card payments at the same time, you can with this splitter.
  • You can use a voice recorder to record conversations* 
  • Anything else that requires separate audio in and out to the device. More will come!
  • Also two people can listen to the same iPod/iPad/Computer/DVD player - just like regular splitters. (Great for travel)

*illegal in some states without prior consent

I have a design and a prototype. It's tested and working great, and it's going to be great quality. I had an Industrial Design friend who used to work at Apple help me with it. I just need $2000 to pay for the mold and the initial quantity run.

Here's my website: http://esdevices.com/wiretap

Thank you very much!

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    Get one of the first-run Wiretap splitters, these will ship within 10 days of getting funding.

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