Sennheiser HandMic Digital Dynamic Microphone Connects to iOS via Lightning Port

Record quality audio outside your studio with Sennheiser's new HandMic Digital. This microphone plugs directly into your iOS device's Lightning port. This microphone can be used for podcasting, video recording, or live-streaming wherever you can take your iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).

The HandMic Digital is among the latest Sennheiser products in collaboration with Apogee. Connecting the HandMic Digital via Lightning port produces better audio quality than a device's 3.5 mm TRRS connector. The Lightning connection allows the gain and processing to be handled by the external device instead of limited to iOS's internal hardware audio processor.

The design is based on the Sennheiser E835. HandMic Digital features built-in wind reduction for outdoor use, as well as internal shock mounting for handheld use. The HandMic Digital can also connect to any PC via the included USB cable.

If you prefer studio use, the HandMic Digital also includes a standard microphone clamp and desktop stand.

The HandMic Digital works best with Apogee MetaRecorder, but it is compatible with any other audio or video app that accepts a Lightning-connected audio devices (such as FiLMiC Pro, Periscope, and much more).

The Sennheiser HandMic Digital is will be available in summer, 2016, and will retail for under $300.

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