For the past five years, Mikme has been chasing the dream of perfect mobile audio recording. Its first product was an excellent wireless microphone that automatically synchronized with your video recordings on iOS and Android devices. Now, the company is turning that box into something that you can easily hide from the camera.
The Mikme Pocket is its spin on a wireless lavalier (or “lav”), those tiny microphones you typically see attached to talk show hosts and broadcast reporters to capture everything they say. It’ll still do the hard work of syncing up its high quality audio with your mobile videos, but now you can clip the microphone on your shirt, stuff the recorder in your pocket, and shoot more like a professional.
As much as I liked the original Mikme microphone, it wasn’t the most convenient thing to use for vlogging and reporting on the go. I either had to hold it, or find a convenient spot to set it down. The MikMe Pocket solves that issue, allowing you to capture high-quality 44.1kHz/24-bit dialog wirelessly over Bluetooth, while also keeping your hands free.
It’s less complex than existing wireless lav solutions, which typically require a receiver connected to your camera. And of course, the Pocket is a capable standalone recorder, with the ability to capture up to 96kHz/24-bit quality on 16GB of internal storage. That means you’ll be able to use it for higher-end video products, as well.