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Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret

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33-3013

 | Catalog #: 33-3013
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Product Summary

Deliver your lecture hands-free.

Keep your hands free while wearing this tie-clip, omnidirectional electret, which comes complete with 3.3 feet of cord and a "357" button battery.

  • 3-1/3-foot cord with 1/8" plug
  • On/off switch

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  • 357 button battery (included)
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What's in the box

  • Microphone
  • 4.5 ft. cord
  • Tie clip
  • User's Guide
  • 357 button battery
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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Date added Document
January 03, 2008 Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret (Guía Del Usuario Espanol)
January 03, 2008 Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret (User's Guide)

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Customer Reviews

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RadioShackHands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret
 
3.8

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (23)
  • Simple use (11)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Great sound quality (7)
  • Reliable (7)

Cons

  • Complicated controls (3)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Professional (6)
  • Presentations (4)
  • Productivity (4)
  • Daily use (3)
  • Den (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (9), Practical (5), Gearhead (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (11), Personal (8)

Reviewed by 41 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This mic saved me in Africa

By Jonathan Thomas Stratman

from Port Townsend, WA

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret:

    I was working on a USAID project in Malawi (south central Africa), taping classroom teachers demonstrating best practices as a means of training others. Since I was taping in classrooms, I wanted a lightweight, fairly durable mic with good sound characteristics that was, frankly, disposable. Working around kids anything can happen, and I wanted to be able to toss the carcass aside, install another and keep going. As it happened, in spite of being yanked, dropped and stepped on, all survived. I brought them back to the U.S. and am still using them as needed. I'm a commercial video producer, use a variety of mics at many price points, and am happy to say I use these and like them. Thanks, Radio Shack!

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Threw away

    By Wally

    from Nucla, Co

    About Me Practical

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret:

          It worked for a week then nothing. I changed the battery - nothing. I tested another mic and it worked. The place is 87 miles away to take it back - spent 30 odd bucks on it, now in trash can

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Acceptable Microphone for Price

          By Shadow42

          from Texas

          About Me Production Hobbyist, Scientist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy Controls
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Needs Audio Adjusting
          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Daily Use
          • Production Projects
          • Travel

          Comments about RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret:

          Considering the expense of many lavalier microphones, this is a good starter for most users. It's acceptable for school projects and for production hobbyists.

          However there are some important points to be aware of. First, this is a mono microphone, so it records to only one audio channel. To avoid this problem, get an 1/8" Stereo Male to 1/8" Mono Female Adapter (Radio Shack #274-374). This will send the signal to both channels of a stereo digital recorder. Second, the input signal is weak, so the input volume on the recorder may need to be increased. The microphone will need to be placed as close to the user as possible. Third, to minimize wind noise, add a foam wind screen (Radio Shack #33-4006). Finally, check the battery and replace with a new one if needed. These tips should improve the audio quality for most users.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          7-Years and still great

          By George

          from Jackson, MS

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Sound Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret:

              AmateurLogic.TV has used three of these mics for 7 years. They still sound great. Much better frequency response than you would expect from such a cheap mic. Low noise too with a good battery. The only problems we have had is when the battery clips get dirty they will make noise if you bump them. Clean the clips and you are back to normal.
              I'm a professional broadcast engineer with years of experience. I might not use these on a TV news set, but for podcasting or anywhere the product is recorded, they are amazing for the price.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Poor Quality

              By Bobby

              from Arnold, MO

              About Me Practical

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Sound Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret:

                  Purchased to connect to my camcorder as I have a new YouTube channel. What a disappointment! The quality of sound isn't that great and there is a "fluttering" with the audio. In the hearing aid business we used to call it "motor-boating" effect. Am told to send to manufacturer, AS IF I HAVE THE TIME. I NEED IT NOW!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  missing clip

                  By mansoor.[ 561 214 0793]

                  from westchester,new york

                  About Me Practical

                  Pros

                  • Easy Controls
                  • Good Sound Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Use

                    Comments about RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret:

                    this microphone is used for recording sermons and lectures.for some strange reason the clip got misplaced,which was very easy because it was easy to fall off the mike:it would be nice if there is a replacement clip available from radio shack.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not great, but they work

                    By twan

                    from Iowa City, IA

                    About Me Gearhead

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Controls
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Casing
                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret:

                      They're not great mics, but no one else seems to make a better option. The microphone tends to pull away from the cable after long use, the ground wire sheathing frays, and you either have to cut off the end of the cable and reattach the mic or go buy a new mic. It would also be great if there was an option for a BNC instead of 3.5 mm connection. Using adapters is OK, but any adapter you use just adds more noise. Also, the battery life is relatively short, and the batteries aren't cheap.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Static, Background noise, little voice.

                      By SP

                      from LA

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret:

                          Terrible white noise / background noise / static... can barely hear the voice it's recording. Very poor quality, coming from a professional. Not worth the money at all. Bought today, Will be returning tomorrow.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great for the Price

                          By The Skip

                          from Rochester, NY

                          About Me Student

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Good Sound Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Use

                            Comments about RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret:

                            The newer style of this microphone (same part number but with a rounded battery holder/on off switch) has corrected the on/off confusion. Now if ON is showing, the microphone is ON. Sound quality if great and so is the battery life. Great buy.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            off on switch backwards

                            By unpleased

                            from Cedar City, Utah

                            About Me Practical

                            Pros

                            • Good Sound Quality

                            Cons

                            • Short Battery Life

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Use

                            Comments about RadioShack Hands-Free Tie-Clip Omnidirectional Electret:

                            Radio Shack should listen to the other complaints about the off/on switch being backwards because they are right! it is backwards, you must turn off to turn on and turn on to turn off. This is counter intuitive and by habit people will turn the switch to off when finished and drain their battery. I find it in-excusable to continue producing a defective device when you have been told by several peoples reviews that the switch is wrong. Will Radio Shack reinburse us for the wasted batteries and frustration of trying to figure this thing out? I think not. Wake up Radio Shack!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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