HTC EVO used as impromptu microphone on local news

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A tsunami is expected to hit the islands of Hawaii, where I live, in less than an hour (as I write this), so instead of sleeping like we should be before our daughter wakes up, my husband and I have been glued to the TV watching the local news. And as Chip McCreery from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center was being interviewed, it was impossible not to notice that one of the microphones being held near his mouth was a black slab of a phone.

But it wasn't just any phone; it was the HTC EVO!

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Unfortunately, and just in case you ever wondered, you really shouldn't use the EVO as a mic on TV. It's better than nothing, sure, but when it was the EVO-wielding reporter's turn to ask her question, it was almost impossible to hear what she was saying.

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Even so, it was still a pleasant surprise (considering the circumstances) to see the EVO on the local news at 2 a.m.

Note: If the tsunami hits Hawaii hard this morning, you should know that the rest of today's posts will be auto-published. I mention this just in case you hear on the news that there's no power/internet/cell service/etc in Hawaii and then see a new post on the front page of G&E.

Be safe and take care, everyone!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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