Before I go out of my way to make one myself I would like to know if anyone knows of one that already exists... I'm willing to buy the application, it doesn't have to be free.
I'm looking for a microphone meter / input gauge for the Windows system tray.
I have a headset where the microphone doesn't reliably connect. I love this headset other than this one issue, so I will not be replacing it.
I'm looking for a visual indicator that my microphone is actually picking up sound for my system tray, so I can tell at a glance that it's working without launching/switching to a different application, or asking the people I'm in a meeting with if it's working.