[Q&A] pi-topPulse as a generic speaker?

Hi Pi-top Team!

Can you use the speaker and mic on the pi-topPULSE as a generic speaker and microphone on the Raspberry Pi?

You can use the pi-topPulse speaker as a generic speaker, though remember that it can only output I2S audio from the Raspberry Pi when it’s used as a HAT.

It’s not possible to use the microphone unfortunately. The MCU on the Pulse records a voice file and then sends that to the Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately it’s not possible to do live recording with the microphone

You can use the pi-topPulse speaker as a generic speaker, though remember that it can only output I2S audio from the Raspberry Pi when it’s used as a HAT.
I cannot seem to get this right.
I followed this install and test but silence only