Picture and video quality for smartphones have drastically improved the past few years, with some devices even having broadcast quality images. However, the audio quality still leaves a lot to be desired, primarily since the built-in microphone was only meant for phone use like making calls, doing personal recordings, etc. The iRig Mic Lav is a portable mic that can help give you broadcast quality audio to accompany your videos, live recordings, podcasting, and other instances where audio is extremely important.

Basically, this is a compact microphone that can give you a lot of audio power as you do interviews, live broadcasts at an event, podcasting, or any other audio recording activity that you can do on your smartphone. It sports an omnidirectional condenser capsule that has a frequency range somewhere between 16 kHz to 30 kHz. And to get rid of all those undesired sounds like wind noises, vocal plosives, etc, the mic has a foam pop filter.

Aside from giving you great audio quality, you would also need to have a good monitoring feature to ensure that what you’re capturing is actually of good quality. The iRig Mic Lav has on-board monitoring with a combo 1/8″ TRRS port that you can attach to a headset to give you audio output. Just toggle the switch on the device to monitor to be able to do so. This mic is in fact the first among major brands to have this feature.

The iRig Mic Lav can easily be mounted on a t-shirt, lapel or any durable mounting clip so it can be attached to a person or an object. You can also use two of these devices even if you just have one device to record two audio sources. Price of the device will be at $49.99, but if you want to get a pair, you can have it for $79.99. It will be available by November this year.

SOURCE: IK Multimedia