This is one for the audiophiles among you, the music creators, the guitar players and the ones who do podcasts. Mikey Digital by Blue Microphones is a professional plug and play microphone that captures CD quality audio on your Apple iPhone and iPad devices, whenever and wherever you want. Sadly, though, it works as far as the 32 pin connector, and not on the Lightening Bolt connector now found on the latest iPhones and iPads. You can, however, buy an adapter from them that lets you fit it.
This device allows you to capture audio on the go, and the high quality means that it can be anything from recording a concert to shooting a video. It uses Blue Microphones premium condenser capsules and built-in sensory control. It also features a multi-source input jack that allows for direct connection of guitars and other sound sources to record with the highest possible quality.
It features Automatic and Manual gain settings, hence users can enable the Mikey Digital to intelligently adjust to fluctuating volume levels or manually set low sensitivity for extreme loud sources and high sensitivity for quieter sources. It is equipped with an LED clipping indicator that flashes whenever volume levels are producing distortion, providing immediate feedback to adjust sensitivity for best recording results. It also rotates 230 degrees for optimal positioning or to align with front or rear facing cameras that come with your iPhone or iPad.
The jack on top adds a very interesting extra feature which means you can connect instruments to your device, and being 3.5mm it also accepts stereo line-in and mic-in. The quality remains the same whether you record via the built in premium capsules or the multi-source jack.
It also features a USB connector which allows you to charge your device which this is connected. This is a very useful feature as this means that you can get full functionality out of the device while having your device fully charges. It also allows full control through the Apple OS using Apps. It is certified by Apple.
It retails at around £99.99 and is available from most high street electronics retailers.
For more information, visit: www.bluemic.com/mikeydigital