2nd Generation Mikey Unveiled
Blue Microphones is rolling out the red carpet in the UK market for its new and improved 2nd generation Mikey microphone for the iPod touch. As many of us know from the 1st generation model of this particular product, the Mikey arrived last year as an impressive stereo mic created for the iPod.
Meet Mikey 2.0 (which is compatible with the iPod 5G; iPod Classic, iPod Nano 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G, iPod touch 1G, 2G, 3G.) For about $99, you will get the revamped model which now features a 230-degree range of adjustability with several different potential positions for "perfect positioning." In addition to the new design, there's also an improvement to the actual quality of sound captured (something we would kind of expect from a next-gen device of this nature). The new Mikey features an improved acoustic circuit that allows for higher quality recordings of high-volume events, such as concerts or sporting events. There's also a sweet line in jack for recording external sources.
This time around, however, Blue is also rolling out Blue FiRe - a free, "high-fidelity field recording app" for both the iPhone and iPod touch. Developed in partnership with Audiofile Engineering, the manufacturer says that the Blue FiRe App is optimized for the Mikey, "enabling users to have a complete, high-quality mobile recording experience."
Certainly a nice "toy" for those of us iDevice modders who like to use our iPods as high frequency boom microphones.