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Mini Microphone for Tablets & Smartphones
In Stock This item will ship on 11/27/2015 if ordered within 18 hours 39 minutes

0.25 lbs

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Mini Microphone for Tablets & Smartphones

Turn your iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ device into a powerful audio recorder using this Mini Condenser Microphone from Monoprice!

This microphone plugs directly into the headphone/microphone jack of your iPhone, iPad, iPod®, Android smartphone, or other compatible device. It records at up to 12dB louder than the microphones built into smartphones and tablets. Additionally there is no special setup or driver required. Simply plug it in, launch your favorite recording app, and start recording right away!

While designed for use with Apple® iOS® devices, it also works with Android smartphones and tablets that utilize a TRRS jack wired to the CTIA standard.


  • 9.9mm back electret diaphragm capsule condenser microphone
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • -45dB ±2dB, 0dB=1v/Pa (1 kHz @ 1 Pa)
  • 50Hz ~ 20kHz frequency response
  • Measures only 2.8" x 0.5" (70 x 12 mm)
  • Weighs only 0.5 oz (15g)

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12 Reviews

59.17% of the reviewers recommend this product


Sound OK!!! but did not last long

  • Joe,
  •  Montreal, QC 
  • 11/10/2015 9:46:53 AM

Pros: - sound quality

Cons: - 1/8 pin broke with normal use

This microphone is an Improvement over the built-in Ipad microphone. I use it to record band practice and it makes the highs come through better than the built-in speaker and produces less distortion as well. Unfortunately , the 1/8 pin broke in the Ipad after less than 1 year of use (one a week or so). This hapenned when unplugging the microphone from the Ipad. A little disapointed by the quality of the connector..

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Cool little mic

  • Tony,
  •  Brooklyn Park, MD 
  • 8/17/2015 7:00:43 AM

Pros: -small
-around the plug, the cylinder gets smaller probably to help it work with cellphone cases
-heavy for the size, feels like it is constructed well
-very good sound quality for the price
-totally worth the money for a toy to mess around with or a tool to use

Cons: -small (could be easy to loose) but it comes with a little pouch that you should use

I use this mic on my cell phone (nexus 5). It is much more sensitive then the standard cell mic. Very useful for recording video or just audio. I use it when I have an idea on guitar that I want to remember for later. I tested it for recording normal conversations and was very happy with it. Even though it cylinder gets smaller to help it fit into the phone even with a case, I had to ether take my case off or modify it (cut a little but out) in order to plug it in. This is to be expected though because most cases are designed to accommodate headphones and not microphones. 100% definitely would recommend

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Lake Hughes, CA 
  • 7/30/2015 5:45:16 PM

Pros: The price seemed reasonable and the product was hipped in the time promised

Cons: It did not work.

It did not work. My tablet has yet to recognize this as a microphone. The audio has not been enhanced. I spent Twenty-five dollars (product plus expedited shipping) for nothing. It might be my tablet, but since it runs on a system for which the microphone is supposed to be designed, I am disappointed and frustrated. Because I am at camp and have limited time for tech support, I will wait until I am at home and will then ask for more help.

by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review on PID 600200. My apologies for the inconvenient experience you have faced with this mini microphone so far. If I may ask, what is the make and model of the tablet? Also, which recording app is being used? Can we test the microphone with a different app? What about with a different device such as a phone? Please let me know so I can further assist you in resolving this matter. Thank you in advance!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate
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Can't hear a difference

  • Luis M.,
  •  Manati, PR 
  • 6/2/2015 5:12:25 PM

Pros: - Good price
- Solid manufacturing
- Nice finish
- Foam filter included

Cons: - Smelly
- No information included in the box

Just received this microphone yesterday and since then I've making recordings and videos to compare with the iPhone 6 Plus mic. I don't know if the Iphone's mic is too good but I can't notice any difference. I think I'll be returning this item. I can use my money in some other gadget for my video hobby.

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Did not work with my Android phone (only have headphone jack)

  • JL,
  •  entiat, WA 
  • 3/19/2015 2:53:40 PM

Pros: Size
Ease of use

Cons: didn't work as advertised

I do some raw recording at home when i play guitar using my smartphone and i thought this might be a nice addition. The mic on my phone is fine, but it doesn't record very loud. My phone only had a headphone jack and this is supposed to work in it, but it didn't. I'm sure it was an issue with my phone. The headphone jack only works as a sound output. Other smartphones might be able to work both ways. I was a little disappointed as it's a great looking and feeling mic (with no weird smell), but it didn't work for my application. I had to return it for a refund to Monoprice.

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