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Blue Microphones outs iOS Spark Digital and Mikey Digital mics, plus intelligent Tiki

Blue Microphones outs iOS Spark Digital and Mikey Digital mics, plus intelligent Tiki

Blue Microphones has outed its CES range, a trio of mics targeting both computer musicians and - thanks to iOS device compatibility - Garageband musicians. The Spark Digital leads the range, a USB and iPad compatible studio-grade condenser microphone suitable for vocals, drums, guitars, piano, speech, location recording and other uses, with a zero-latency headphone output, volume/gain control and its analog predecessor's "Focus" control.

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Mogees contact microphone brings out the musician in you

Mogees contact microphone brings out the musician in you

Contact microphones turn vibrations into electrical signals, and can then be transcoded into sound waves. This is precisely what the Mogees project does, and it does it well. The gadget can stick to any surface and turn it into your musical playground. There are multiple settings to help produce one's desired sound, but the real key resides in the gestures.

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Roland R-26 Portable Recorder officially shipped

Roland R-26 Portable Recorder officially shipped

This week we're jumping out of our seats at the news that legendary music machine makers Roland have shipped their newest sound recorder: the Roland R-26 with six-channel audio recording and two types of onboard stereo mics. This is no low-end recorder, ladies and gentlemen, and what it lacks in aesthetic appeal for all you thin and cute loving electronics owners out there it more than makes up for in sound recording power. This device records directly to your SD/SDHC card and has XLR/TRS combo inputs for ultimate ease in integration with the equipment you've already got.

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Tascam iM2 stereo microphone for iOS products official

Tascam iM2 stereo microphone for iOS products official

So you've got a desire to record that lecture at school or the Wu-Tang concert you're about to attend, but you just don't trust the mic on your iPhone to do the full trick - how about a stereo mic device that pops in with ease from Tascam? Just in time for the holidays, Tascam has revealed and put up for sale the iM2, a stereo microphone attachment for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch - and it looks so sweet! How we've just got to figure out what we're going to do with the sound once we've got it.

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Best Buy taking pre-orders on Samson Meteor Mic in chrome or gold plate

Best Buy taking pre-orders on Samson Meteor Mic in chrome or gold plate

Best Buy has announced that it is taking pre-orders right now on the cool Samson USB studio microphones called the Meteor. I mentioned the Meteor back when Samson first announced the microphone in early January around CES time. Best Buy has announced that it is taking pre-orders now on the shiny chrome version of the Meteor and on a limited edition gold plated version of the mic as well.

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iASUS NT3 throat mic is aimed at drivers of convertible cars

iASUS NT3 throat mic is aimed at drivers of convertible cars

I used to own a convertible and I can tell you from experience that if my phone rang while I was driving with the top down I just didn't answer it Bluetooth or not. The person on the other end would never be able to hear what I was saying because of all the wind noise. A company called iASUS has announced a new throat mic system like you see military and police types in movies wearing that promises to pick up your voice without getting any of that wind noise.

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Blue Microphones 2nd-Gen Mikey for iPod touch outed with free Blue FiRe app

Blue Microphones 2nd-Gen Mikey for iPod touch outed with free Blue FiRe app

Blue Microphones has updated its Mikey microphone for the iPod touch, with the second-gen model getting a new, adjustable casing that can rotate the twin custom-tuned capsules around 230-degrees.  Since a microphone is no good without an app, the company has also released Blue FiRe, a free, high-fidelity field recording app for iPhone and iPod touch.

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Scosche freedomMIC Bluetooth microphone for Flip camcorders

Scosche freedomMIC Bluetooth microphone for Flip camcorders

The next accessory intended to work with Flip Video's new FlipPort socket has arrived, and it's a Bluetooth lavaliere microphone from Scosche.  Like the Blue Microphones Mikey, the Scosche freedomMIC snaps onto the bottom of the Flip UltraHD or MiniHD, but rather than integrating the microphone into the adapter itself, you get a small clip-on microphone that connects wirelessly.

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Blue Microphones Mikey for Flip: $69 but not here until Jan 2011

Blue Microphones Mikey for Flip: $69 but not here until Jan 2011

Blue Microphones have been showing off their new Mikey for Flip model, especially designed to hook up to the FlipPort accessory connector found on the new UltraHD and MinoHD models.  The stubby little block snaps onto the bottom of the pocket camcorder and offers stereo audio recording using Blue's condenser microphone capsules.

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Babel Fisk Speech to Text Glasses Will Show the Deaf What Someone Says in Real Time

Babel Fisk Speech to Text Glasses Will Show the Deaf What Someone Says in Real Time

For the hearing impaired, getting along in an every day situation, amongst a crowd of people that don't necessarily have the same impairment may be an issue. And while many can read lips, that may not be the easiest way to go about things. Especially considering not everyone moves their lips the same way to make the same words, which can be a real pain. But, fear not, because a new designer has just come up with a great way to alleviate all of those problems, and all you need to do is wear some glasses.

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Apple combo microphone/headphone jack patent application spotted

Apple combo microphone/headphone jack patent application spotted

Apple don't like fussy designs, we all know that by now, and they're all about paring down extraneous sockets, so the news that they're trying to patent a 3.5mm headphone jack with an integrated microphone comes as little surprise.  Their plan is to squeeze the microphone into the socket and then use the plug aperture and cavity to work as an acoustic path, so that even though it's not mounted right near the surface it can still pick up audio clearly.

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Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 Review

Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 Review

Blue Microphones, as their name suggests, are generally all about the audio, and they've a strong reputation among musicians for the quality of their hardware. The Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 takes the distinctive Blue Snowflake and discretely adds a pop-out 2.0-megapixel webcam; once we'd finished popping the lens in and out of its spring-loaded silo we set to work reviewing it.

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