This is the all new Edutige EIM-008 unidirectional microphone for all iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Pro and iPod Touch. This external microphone for your iPhone also works with all Mac computers that have the integrated headphone/mic jack. It’s different from the ETM-008 because the ETM-008 is made for 3 pole devices like GoPros, DSLRs, digital voice recorders and many camcorders. But the EIM-008 is made especially for iOS devices and Apple computers.
The EIM-008 also has a 4.3ft long cable with lapel clip, making it a great lavalier microphone for your iPhone videos. The mic is permanently attached but that also means the unit is smaller overall.
Why a Unidirectional Microphone
A unidirectional microphone picks up sound from directly in front of the mic capsule and rejects sounds from the sides or back. This makes the EIM-008 a great microphone for making videos with your iPhone or even for recording a podcast with your iPhone when you’re outside or in a less than quiet place indoors.
Plus, the EIM-008 mic is permanently attached to the cable so you can’t remove it, anyway.
But a lavalier microphone is best for videos because the mic is close to the sound source. This makes the EIM-008 perfect for iPhone videos and podcasting when things are a bit noisy around you.
How the Audio and Video were Filmed
The audio you hear in the video is completely unprocessed and no adjustment has been made to the volume or equalization. I used the iPhone 6’s built in camera app to film myself. When I unplug the EIM-008, you can clearly hear all the surrounding noise. You can also hear how little background noise there is when I plug the external microphone back into my iPhone 6.
What the EIM-008 Works With
The EIM-008 is a 4 pole microphone making it compatible with all iOS devices from the first iPhone up to the latest and greatest iPhone 6s, plus all iPads and the iPod Touch.
The Edutige EIM series microphones were designed to be external microphones that are compatible with all Apple devices. If you’re using the EIM-008 with a Mac, just be sure it’s a relatively new Mac with the single jack for headphones and microphone.
If you need more distance from the camera, you can get either the ESL-001 (4.3ft), ESL-002 (16.4ft) or ESL-006 (6.6ft) extension cable. The ESL-001 and ESL-002 have input gain control, which could be handy if you need to have more control over the input volume that is recorded.
Where to Get the EIM-008
You can get the Edutige EIM-008 unidirectional microphone directly from us at http://www.edutige.net. We offer free shipping in the US and free shipping in Canada for orders over CAD$75. There’s also a 30 day money back guarantee and a 1 year warranty to cover parts and defects.
Let me know if you have any questions about how to use the EIM-008 or if you need tips on shooting videos or recording audio.