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I'm using my smartphone (Samsung Note 10+) for online classes. I use Zoom for video-conference. I mount the phone on a tripod and position it so that my writing desk is visible. I then use SmartView (i.e. Miracast) to mirror my phone screen to a TV using Amazon Fire-stick. Speaker and Mic are from the smartphone only.

This setup works quite well except for the following problem -

I frequently need to mute/unmute. The only way to do this is to reach out to the smartphone screen which is very inconvenient (it is mounted on a tripod facing down on my writing desk)

How can I solve this? Can I buy some external mic mute/un-mute switch? Or some other hardware? Any other tips?

(I searched online for some products could not find many options. Bluetooth speakerphones from Jabra etc get very expensive for me)

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You probably just need a better microphone with an on/off or mute/unmute button. I'd focus your searches around "vlog microphone" or "android mic mute button". Vloggers will use external mics for better sound, although very few that I've found have built-in mute buttons.

Here's I think half of what you might be looking for: enter image description here https://www.amazon.com/Microphone-Condenser-Indicator-Gooseneck-Recording/dp/B07N2WRHMY/ref=psdc_3015406011_t3_B07WLWN2ZT

Big beautiful mute button right on the base, but its input is USB, so maybe a USB to Headset adapter along with it: https://www.amazon.com/usb-headset-adapter/s?k=usb+headset+adapter

This bluetooth headset has a mute button "on the headset arm": https://www.amazon.com/YAMAY-Bluetooth-Cancelling-Headphones-Microphone/dp/B07L13Y3K2/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=android+mic+mute+button&qid=1596779860&sr=8-4

Or you could go with a smaller earpiece perhaps: https://www.amazon.com/TOKSEL-Bluetooth-Cancelling-Hands-Free-Compatible/dp/B0882WC8FX/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=android+mic+mute+button&qid=1596779860&sr=8-8

Or maybe this desk microphone with volume/mute controls: https://www.amazon.com/Microphone-MAONO-Condenser-Headphone-Livestream/dp/B07SGB9329/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=android+mic+mute+button&qid=1596779860&sr=8-14

Hope this helps.

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