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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)
Apple, iPhone, iPad, and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
What would be really sweet on future models is a way to plug a headset in so you could monitor the audio while recording as well as a joint so you could position the mic at a 90 degree anglejust sayin'. Also, it smells like it was dipped in formaldehyde.
Still, I've had a lot of fun recording drunks and other random strangers who think I just have an old phone with a huge antenna.
PROS: Great mic, sounds good and works well with Android phones.
CONS: as mentioned above, this mic is a stinky little bugger. No way to monitor your recordings as the headphone jack is blocked. Could use a pivot point so you can control the mic direction.
-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
Far, FAR better than those little pill-shaped plastic ones found everywhere. But find a small foam cover and slip it over to prevent pops from plosives when recording up close!
PROS: Quality construction, great pickup for interviews.
CONS: Needs a foam cover as a "popper stopper" and it would be better if one was included (even for a dollar or two more!).
PROS: works as advertised
CONS: have to hold the phone kind of weird, if you hold it as you usually would your hand is in front of the mic
For what it's worth, it also does not work on a Windows Phone.
I'm a little disappointed I can't use it for what I intended to, but the product itself does exactly what it is described to do and it does that pretty well in my testing.
PROS: Great, compact little microphone. Plugs and Plays well with my iPhone 5s and iPad Mini
CONS: Wish it had a headphone out so that you can monitor the sound.
This thing Stinks! Literally! Whenever I take it out of the package, the room is infused with a horrible industrial smell.
The best thing about this mic is how much ambient noise it filters out.
I did my comparison using the voice recorder function in the iPhone. I hope to use it in a video recording after I make some modifications to it.
As of now, I definitely think this is a worthwhile purchase.
PROS: Ambient noise is greatly reduced.
Very snug windscreen (two are included).
Soft carrying pouch.
CONS: Slightly tinny sound to recorded voice.
Really wish they made this with, or sold a version that had 90 degree 1/8" plug for better directional pickup.
Ease of use
CONS: didn't work as advertised
PROS: Works with My Iphone 5
CONS: Low Gain
PROS: - Good price
- Solid manufacturing
- Nice finish
- Foam filter included
CONS: - Smelly
- No information included in the box