[Athen] Recommendations for Bluetooth lapel/lavalier microphones for remote transcription

Mark C. Mintz mmintz at pasadena.edu
Thu Sep 2 07:20:59 PDT 2021

I ordered a sabinetek microphone<https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LG1LQ96/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B08LG1LQ96&pd_rd_w=VBigz&pf_rd_p=887084a2-5c34-4113-a4f8-b7947847c308&pd_rd_wg=yEi5q&pf_rd_r=YAGFR082MVGSJVPMK4XA&pd_rd_r=6867fe15-f485-4e95-bdd2-fc70527178ac&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExNldOMkIyMDVOMUkwJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzg3MTEwMzZVOTQzS0kxRFZYSCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNDcwMDQzMVVaOFNVNVFCQ0Q3OCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=>, speculatively this summer. I’m not willing to call it “low profile”, and I haven’t used it in a classroom yet, but it seems pretty decent.

Sound quality is respectable, and pickup is tremendous. If paired with a phone, the sabinetek app gives you an ASR transcript, so it may have uses beyond simply use with transcribers. It seems easy enough to use. The only problem I’ve had is the cover is incredibly difficult to get on the microphone, but I’m probably just doing it wrong.

I’ll play with it when I have a moment, hopefully in the next few weeks. If there is anything specific you want me to test, I’m happy to do so.

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From: athen-list <athen-list-bounces at mailman12.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Romack, Justin
Sent: Thursday, September 2, 2021 4:33 AM
To: Access Technology Higher Education Network <athen-list at u.washington.edu>
Subject: [Athen] Recommendations for Bluetooth lapel/lavalier microphones for remote transcription

We’ve been working with an increasing number of remote transcription providers over the past year – and anticipate this will become part of our service model moving forward.

I’m curious if anyone has a recommendation for a low-profile Bluetooth microphone that can easily clip on the lapel or shirt?

There are far too many options on Amazon… and with the amount of junk that fills up the search results for this kind of tech, I’d rather have a lead on something one of you wonderful people have used.

Thanks in advance! 😊


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Justin Romack | Assistive Technology Coordinator
Disability Resources | Texas A&M University
1224 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-1224

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