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.

Bluetooth Class 1 is used, for up to 100 foot range, and the microphone itself has noise-cancellation DSP and remote control buttons to start and stop the camcorder recording.  The rechargeable battery is good for up to 4hrs use, and will be in stores in mid-December priced at $99.99.

Press Release:

Scosche Designs freedomMIC™ Lavaliere Mic for new Flip UltraHD 2HR Video Camera

The new mic is the company's first Designed for Flip Certified product

Oxnard, CA, – September 21, 2010 – Scosche Industries, an award-winning innovator of iPad, iPhone, iPod and now Flip video camera accessories, is proud to announce its first Designed for Flip certified products – freedomMIC™ lavaliere mic for the Flip UltraHD 2 HR/8 GB video camera. The Scosche freedomMIC receiver plugs directly into the UltraHD's FlipPort™, which will come standard on all future flip video camera models, to provide users with the ability to wirelessly record high quality audio to accompany the Flip's HD recording capabilities.

The freedomMIC features a high performance condenser microphone with DSP noise cancellation. Users can also wirelessly control record and stop functions remotely from the microphone/transmitter. The wireless system operates on Bluetooth Class 1 technology and provides up to 100 feet of wireless range. The complete system features the wireless transmitter and the microphone that that clips directly to the subject.

The freedomMIC is powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries in both transmitter and receiver, which provide up to 4 hours of recording time. The receiver also features a pass-through tripod mount for securing the receiver to the camera and retaining the ability to use a tripod.

The Designed for Flip initiative teams Flip Video with leading companies in multiple product segments to provide a wide selection of general purpose and specialized products for both current and future Flip video cameras.

The freedomMIC will be available at and from retailers that sell the new Flip cameras that feature the new FlipPort line in mid to late December 2010 for $99.99 MSRP.