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Mikey microphone for iPhone and iPod review

I've had to record a lot of audio at trade shows like Macworld and CES using the iPhone as a microphone, and while it was okay, it was never ideal. The Mikey by Blue Microphones brings it much closer to ideal. The Mikey connects to your iPhone or iPod using the 30-pin Dock connector (or through a Lightning to 30-pin adapter for newer iOS devices) and turns them into mobile recording powerhouses.

You get two of Blue's custom-tuned recording capsules, which capture stereo sound much better than their small size gives them any right to. You also get 3 gain settings, so you can choose between soft sound sources, like conferences, lectures, board meetings, etc., medium sound sources like interviews, smaller meetings, instruments, etc., and loud sound sources, like concerts, parties, karaoke, etc.

Mikey microphone for iPhone and iPod review

The mic head can rotate through 7 positions covering 230-degrees, so you can set it up just exactly the way you want it. Recording is done through the built-in iOS Voice Recorder app on the iPhone and iPod touch, or an App Store recording app on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. (Yeah, Apple still doesn't give that basic functionality to the iPad.)

You're never going to get the same quality out of a mobile mic that you get out of one of Blue's high end studio mics, but you don't have to settle for tiny, built-in iOS device sound any more either. If you do a lot of recording on the go, and you want to record on the iPhone or iPod, get a Blue Mikey. Your listeners will thank you for it.

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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There are 6 comments. Add yours.

kaws1 says:

what a supreme waste of $100, when the microphone that comes in the iPhone works PERFECTLY smh

wormeyman says:

Rene why not just use a Zoom H1 or H4n?

IAmSixNine says:

Mini USB? Thought that was phased out years ago.
This seems like a big dated product, could be thinner with a Micro USB..

wormeyman says:

The zoom h4n is one of the standards for DSLR video for dual system sound, you just pop out the SD card and put it in your computer and have your glorious uncompressed audio.

Charles Isaac says:

My only concern is that this would not do as well on the newer connector.

supersavvysarah says:

this is so legit and awesome. if i had an iphone i would so buy this.