Sennheiser Memory Mic is a microphone with an onboard recorder for smartphones. The memory mic is an interesting idea from Sennheiser. It can be used as a lapel mic, though it’s not exactly subtle or invisible. It doesn’t transmit the audio in real time. You sync the mic to your smartphone, then the talent can walk around recording audio and once they are done, the mic will create a little wireless hotspot and transfer the audio via wifi.
There is going to be a partnership with Filmic Pro which will allow you to transfer your audio from mic directly to the app on your phone. The syncing is an interesting take on this type of product. Once you’ve synced with Filmic Pro on your phone the microphone will then only bring in the audio it needs to sync with when you were recrording video with Filmic Pro.
Levels can be controlled by the Sennheiser app, though you only have three options of low, medium and high.
- Works with iOS and Android.
- Omnidirectional element
- Links via Bluetooth.
- 24bit 48Khz WAV files.
- Can record up to 4 hours of audio internally.
- Battery life is 4 hours.
- USB-C charging
Pricing and Availability
The Memory Mic will be available late July to early August 2018 and will be priced at $199 USD