Review: Blue Microphones’ Mikey Digital Turns iPhone Into High-Grade Recorder

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Mikey Digital

This week’s tech column:

No, that is not a black-with-silver-trim tumor growing from my iPhone’s 30-pin connector. It’s Mikey Digital, a snap-on stereo microphone from Blue Microphones that, using the right app, records at CD quality — including, with the included adapter, your amazing shred-guitar virtuosity.

But who really needs it, especially for $100? No one needs the tumor, an instant iPhone fashion downgrade. Mikey Digital’s arrival also coincides with the latest iPhone, No. 5, and its new-look connector. The familiar 30-pin look is gone, which means an iPhone 5 owner who purchases Mikey Digital would also need Apple’s $29 Lightning-to-30-pin adapter. The tumor, and expense, just got bigger.

The iPhone and iPad already have built-in monophonic microphones, which is all anyone needs for note-to-self voice memos. Mikey Digital, however, expands the possibilities of mobile recording.

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One thought on “Review: Blue Microphones’ Mikey Digital Turns iPhone Into High-Grade Recorder

  1. WarrenL

    Blue Microphones certainly know their customer base, that’s for sure. I’m interested in this whole movement of what I like to call ‘pocket studios.’ It seems that professional recording is becoming more and more possible with the use of tablets and other handheld devices.

    I haven’t tried this particular model, but I’m an avid fan of the Snowball by Blue Mics. It just goes to show how close digital mics are coming to that of analog.

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