Samson Introduces a Wireless Microphone for Smartphones

The video on smartphones has gotten so good, many broadcasters are using them on the air for news coverage. Now Samson has upped the audio performance with Go Mic Mobile, a new wireless microphone designed for smartphones.

Samson's Go Mic Mobile is the first professional wireless microphone system that connects directly to smartphones without the need for adaptors or interfaces. It turns the phone into a pro-level video camera capable of capturing high definition audio anywhere.

With a dual-channel digital wireless system operating in the 2.4GHz band, Go Mic Mobile offers 100 feet of reliable operation. The system automatically selects the clearest operating channel for the location, while uncompressed, low latency audio transmission prevents audio sync issues.

The system's receiver attaches directly to a smartphone or mounts on a DSLR camera using the included shoe mount adapter. From there, plug Go Mic Mobile into the iOS device via the included micro USB to Lightning cable or to an Android device via micro USB or USB Type-C cables.

It can also be used with digital cameras, camcorders or computers. The receiver has up to six hours of battery life from its built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

Go Mic Mobile offers three microphone transmitter configurations: handheld, lavalier with beltpack and shotgun. Each system can pair and operate up to two transmitters simultaneously with its receiver.

The two signals can be mixed together or recorded separately for additional post-production editing. On larger scale, users can operate up to three full systems simultaneously.

Go Mic Mobile uses low latency audio transmission with no video sync issues.

It’s dual-channel receiver mounts directly to smartphones or cameras via included shoe mount adapter. The frequency response of 10Hz–22kHz. It has a switchable ⅛-inch headphone/line and USB audio outputs with volume control.

Price and availability was not announced.

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