Don’t embarrass yourself. Get this USB mute button

“You’re still muted.”

I swear, if I never hear those words again it will be too soon. It’s a minor annoyance considering what we’ve all just been through, but it’s a very real one. It doesn’t matter if you’re the one who’s immediately embarrassed by a muted microphone or the one who has to tell someone else that they’re muted, it’s a pain.

Yet, it’s worse than the other option. The deadly “open mic” has brought down everyone from politicians to regular folks for about 100 years. If you don’t realize you’re being recorded, you might say something you regret. It’s worth take a minute to make sure before you really go all out with your opinion.

The answer to the mute-button blues

The product you see above is the Luxafor USB Mute Button Status Light from Solid Signal. It’s kind of a one-trick pony. OK, a two-trick pony. Press it, and two things happen. First of all, you will immediately mute or unmute yourself. Second, the color changes so you know whether you’re muted or not.

The best part of this is that it works with practically all computers and all software. The USB Mute Button connects via USB for a simple installation. It also requires no batteries, instead taking a tiny amount of current from your computer. When you get it out of the box, it will light up GREEN for muted, RED for unmuted. But you can change those colors if you don’t want them using the included software.

Windows or Mac, this little button is a hit. It will save you the embarrassment of talking while muted, or talking while unmuted. Trust me, it’s a lifesaver.

Universal compatibility

This device doesn’t take away any other muting capability such as a dedicated key on your keyboard. That still works. It also doesn’t stop the mute button on popular apps from working. You won’t have to relearn everything in order to use it.

Best of all, it works with all the popular teleconferencing apps and it will probably work with the ones no one’s ever heard of. Its simple, system-level operation makes it possible for it to work even with apps that it’s never seen before.

Get one now for that special person at work

We all know one person who doesn’t remember that they’re muted. Get them one of these and make sure it’s right at eye level. They’ll see the friendly colored light and know that they need to do something before they talk.

When you’re ready, shop for the Luxafor USB Mute Button at Solid Signal. You’ll be glad you did. Volume discounts are available if you have a lot of friends with muting problems. Just call us at 888-233-7563 to find out more.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.