With the launch of the iPod a long time ago, Apple made itself clear that it is not just the maker of Mac-enabled personal computers. The iPod portable music player and its subsequent versions were first indications that Apple was looking to carve its place in the field of compact and portable electronic consumer devices.
With the iPhone and iPad, technology has absolutely reached its zenith. These smart devices have brought about immense entertainment, networking and Internet possibilities for even the average and non-technical minded consumer.
To complement these possibilities, independent manufacturers have come up with many products and accessories such as speakers and microphones. These can be conveniently used with your Apple product and help you enjoy the possibilities of the iPad or iPhone better.
Tascam has launched its iM2 microphone for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is a revolutionary product in that it is the first high end microphone that is powered by the battery in the iPhone. Without a battery on-board it becomes extremely light and portable.
The other great thing is that it doesn’t need any specialized apps to make it run; it can function with the native video camera of the iPhone. So when you capture videos in high definition you can also get clear audio captured.
Tascam iM2 features two condenser microphones similar to the ones you’ll find inside Tascam’s DR-series recorders. The microphone can be adjusted to 180 degrees and arranged in AB pattern. This, according to Tascam, helps enhance the room’s ambience.
Tascam has equipped the iM2 with an analog-to-digital converter and preamp. This signifies that the iM2 manages to bypass the version on-board the iPod or iPhone, raising the sound quality and making the iM2 capable of handling sound levels up to 125dB.
Even at that high sound you don’t get any kind of distortion. If at all you experience any unclear sound, you can use the microphone level knob that helps you quickly adjust input volume without getting you distracted from your sound or video capture. The knob is conveniently situated on the side of the microphone. Tascam iM2 microphone is available for a price tag of around Rs. 4,000.