Blue Microphones: Tiki, Mikey Digital, Spark Digital – CES 2012
The Mikey Digital is an improved microphone you can attach to iPhone and iPad. Being digital, you can do things inside the mic, like a 3-position switch. You can get a low gain, high gain, or an automatic mode. There is an input to the Mikey, where you can now use it as a lav mic input or a line input.
The Tiki is a USB plug-in device to enhance the microphone. The Tiki contains intelligent signal processing so that strange noises, such as typing on a keyboard, is ignored. Noise cancelling, EQ, and intelligent mute to understand this is not a voice and mutes it. It’s a great device for note-taking USB.
Finally, the studio-grade Spark Digital is a condenser pro mike, meant to plug into an iPad or USB port. The Spark comes with a shock mount stand. It comes with the cable to connect to the iPad and USB wih headphone out.
All mics are expected to be available in spring. $59 for Tiki, $99 for the Mikey Digital and $199 for the Spark Digital.