WNAMM10: Portable Recorder For iPhone And iPod Updated
Blue announces second generation Mikey featuring new capabilities for improved recording 17/01/10
Here's the press release...
Blue Microphones, a leading innovator in microphone technology and design,
announces the second generation Mikey Portable Recorder for iPod and iPhone. Building upon the award-winning
audio technology developed for the original Mikey, the second generation is certified for iPod and undergoing
iPhone certification, featuring improved circuitry for superior recording and enhanced new features.
"The second generation Mikey is a natural next step for Blue as we continue to expand our consumer audio line to provide
the highest-quality portable audio on the market," said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. "With the new Mikey and
the Yeti, the world's first THXÂ®-Certified mic, Blue brings portable and USB recording to the next level."
Like the original, Mikey features two custom-tuned Blue capsules for professional-quality stereo recording capabilities. To
accompany its sleek new design, Mikey features an improved acoustic circuit that allows for higher quality recordings of
high-volume events, like concerts. This next generation Mikey is pending iPhone certification to accompany the already-
achieved iPod certification.
The second generation Mikey also boasts a 3.5mm line-input for direct recording of other sound sources such as a guitar
or mixer along with a USB pass-thru connection to allow for simultaneous charging and syncing. The updated case design
makes Mikey compatible with most protective cases and now features a 230-degree range of adjustability with seven detent
positions for perfect positioning. Additionally, the new Mikey comes with a soft carrying pouch for convenient protection
and portability. Blue also provides a headphone extension cable for instant playback monitoring when using iPod Touch and
To complete the mobile audio experience, Blue recently announced Blue FiRe, a free, high-fidelity field recording app for
iPhone and iPod touch that is now available from the App Store. Developed in partnership with Audiofile Engineering, the
Blue FiRe App is optimized for the second generation Mikey - enabling users to have a complete, high-quality mobile
recording experience. Pricing and Availability:
The new Mikey, MSRP $99.99, will be available in the spring of 2010.