Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:42 AM
If you tape over the opening for a condenser microphone you have, for all practical intents and purposes, disabled it and the same is true for the webcam. Standard black electrical tape works just fine.
You can also test out the effectiveness yourself by trying to use the webcam and microphone either together or separately and see for yourself what the results are. The microphones on tablets are really similar to the microphones used on cell phones or wireless phones, and anyone who's used the "finger over the mouthpiece hole" as a 2-second mute so they could ask someone something they didn't want the caller to hear or needed to yell at the top of their lungs to get someone to the phone knows that this works very well.
Getting audio that sounds like the adults in the old Charlie Brown animated cartoons, if that good, is effectively the same as getting no audio at all.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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