Mic Lock Review: The Most Underrated Privacy Tool

Mic Lock Review: The Most Underrated Privacy Tool

Ever wonder whether your device is listening to and recording you even when it’s not supposed to? Ever accidentally butt-dialed someone only for them to hear a conversation that they shouldn’t have heard? Mic Lock is the web-cam sticker equivalent for microphone blocking that is totally underappreciated for protecting your privacy.

Mic Locks are the best, easy-to-use microphone blockers on the market. By tricking your device into thinking there is a microphone plugged in, even if your device tries to eavesdrop, it won’t be able to record anything. Get the original Mic Lock if you need a compact form or get the Mic Lock with SoundPass if you want the versatility of still being able to plug in external headphones or speakers.

I bought two kinds of Mic Locks and have been using them for over six months now. In this article, I’ll talk about my experience using these to block the microphones on my devices, and what I wish I knew before I bought them. I’ll also cover why you might want a microphone blocker and exactly how these Mic Locks function.

Why Would You Want To Block Your Microphone?

Here are some reasons why you might want to consider blocking your microphone:

  • To have the peace of mind that no one can hijack your microphones and listen to you.
  • To prevent accidental callers (a.k.a. the good old butt-dial) from hearing your conversations.
  • To ensure that your microphone is muted on a conference call.
  • To ensure that your work or school-provided device is not snooping on you as you work from home.
  • To avoid getting advertisements related to your conversations.
  • To protect yourself from targeted attacks if you are a stalking victim, journalist, activist, business executive, federal agent, etc.

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