Adapter to use phone/tablet earphones w/ mic on laptop

Posted Sep 13, 2012 at 8:58 am in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

I finally got a pair of decent earbuds with inline mic to use with my Atrix 4G and for video/GTalk use on my Thrive. I’d love to also be able to use them on my laptop – I’m about to start a new job where I’ll be doing a lot of video conferencing and VOIP calling. Is there an adapter that will take that single 3.5mm stereo & mic plug on the headset and split in into separate 3.5mm mic and stereo plugs for my laptop? Monoprice.com, my go-to resource for cables and adapters, doesn’t have one – I emailed their product support team to double check. I can’t figure out the right search terms to find one elsewhere. So if anyone has one and can link me to it, that would be super-helpful!