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More microphones for Flip cameras, Smartphones and iPods

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September

So I just told you about some cool adapters for the iPhone 4 that will let you use professional microphones. But what if you have a different Smartphone a Flip video camera or an iPod Touch? Well, here's some more.

Blue Microphones has two adapters for the Flip and iPod. Called the Mikey for iPod and Mikey for Flip, both adapters are plug-and-play and have built-in microphones with on board sensitivity switches. Both also have mic-in ports for connection of various external microphones. With the Mikey for iPod, it's possible to monitor incoming audio using the iPod's headphone jack. Below are the specs for each.

Mikey for iPod

  • CD-quality audio recording direct to iPod                                                  
  • Includes free Blue FiRe recording app
  • Unique compact design for superior audio recording
  • 7 angle adjustments for any environment
  • Mic-in port allows for easy plug-in of additional corded interview, handheld, or lavalier microphone
  • 3 gain settings to capture the clearest stereo sound
  • Innovative design allows for superior audio recording
  • Perfect for lecture recording, concerts, voice memos, dictation, field recording, interviews, and travel journals
  • Works with iPod touch 1G, 2G, 3G; iPod nano 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G; iPod classic; iPod 5G
  Mikey for Flip
  • Simple plug-and-play operation
  • Blue's premium condenser stereo microphone capsules for beautiful, natural, and clear sound
  • Automatic sensitivity switch with "Loud" setting allows Mikey for Flip to record any volume level clearly: whispers, interviews, or rock concerts
  • Mic-in port allows for easy plug-in of additional corded interview, handheld, or lavalier microphone
  • Built-in tripod mount
  • Long-lasting AAA battery power for simplicity and maximum battery life (included)
  • Convenient, soft cloth carrying pouch
  • Especially designed for all FlipPortâ„¢-enabled Flip video cameras (including the new Flip UltraHD)

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It's important to note the Mikey for iPod will not work with the iPhone 4 due to a change made in the headphone jack. It may work, however, with an iPhone 3GS. See my earlier post about microphone adapters for the iPhone 4.
 
The Mikey for iPod comes packaged with Blue FiRe audio recording and editing app. The app is a free download and does not require the use of a Mikey. Podcasters, radio reporters or anyone who needs to record interviews and upload them quickly will the Blue FiRe app and it's built-in ftp capability.
 
More microphone solutions for various Smartphones, iPods and iPhones prior to the iPhone 4 are available from  Vericorder. They makes the Mini Mic for Video, the Mini Mic and the XLR Adapter Cable. Their VC Audio Pro app ($5.99) also provides for audio recording and editing with transfer of files via ftp and WiFi.
 
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[Last modified: Friday, September 24, 2010 9:46am]

    

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