By Dan Chung and Sarah Li
Beijing based audio company MicW were showing a simple microphone setup for the Ipad and Iphone at BIRTV. It can be used with audio software from the App store to turn an Apple device into high quality portable audio recorder. Previous setups for external mics on the Iphone that I have seen have been somewhat more complex.
The i436 comes with a small splitter cable that allows the use of headphones to monitor what is being recorded, although the monitoring quality seemed variable. The mic is small enough to keep with you at all times in case you need to make an audio recording. It might also prove useful for dual sound recording for DSLR or live crosses over Skype from iOS devices.