Add a mobile microphone to any headphones

You don't have to stick with standard mobile ear buds to take calls while on the run.

Seamus Byrne Editor, Australia & Asia
Seamus Byrne is CNET's Editor for Australia and Asia. At other times he'll be found messing with apps, watching TV, building LEGO, and rolling dice. Preferably all at the same time.
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The ear buds you get with your mobile don't usually live in the same postcode as audiophile quality headphones, but the built-in microphone can be really handy while on the move.

Thankfully, you don't have to stick with those pack-in buds to keep talking while you're walking. There are headphone adapter cables available that add a mic extension to any headphones you want to use. Belkin sells a Headphone Adapter with Microphone accessory for $24.95 and it is just one example of many on the market.

Before buying, be sure to check the cable will definitely work with your phone.