|For voice like telephone they make a headset gizmo that is normally sold for internet phone and maybe voice recognition software. They may be the best for recording spoken words. I suspect that almost every laptop has a built in mic but many do not have a way to attach an external mic or headset. |
One may consider a usb sound card or a pcmcia card to allow you to attach a headset to the laptop.
If he wants to record singing then that is a bit different.
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