This model was first announced and unveiled at the CES, by the company IK Multimedia, especially for all of the iDevices.
The set was consisted of accessories for voice recording purposes.
This compact microphone connects through the iDevice’s 3.5 mm jack and acts as the main microphone of the device, with an extra earphones jack for monitoring purpose.
There’s an unidirectional condenser, which helps to record only the sound needed, isolated from the background noises – in this case the speech of the user.
This small device costs 40 $ and includes a stand for the handheld.
Being very small and practical, in the size of a 3.5 mm jack splitter, the used shouldn’t worry about this one taking space while carried around. Made of plastic, beside the microphone part, which is obvious, on the right side it contains the previously mentioned 3.5 mm extra headphone jack.
There’s also a Lo / Hi switch for the input level of the device itself. No worries of the cheap looks of the device. The awesome performances surely overpass the simple and cheap- looking exterior.
Being a plug-and-play device means there is no need of some extra software installing. The device is compatible with many applications on the Apple Store. Two of them are actually free- iRig Recorder and VocaLive. It’s an excellent accessory, during the long voice chats.
The test showed that the application iRig Recorder in combination with the iRig MIC Cast gives very clear sound to the tracks recorded. There’s an obvious background noise cancellation. Also, the extra 3.5 mm jack showed no sound quality loss when monitoring the output sound.
If the looks are not something that matters to you when choosing a sound recording device, give the iRig MIC Cast a try.