updated 01:05 pm EDT, Mon September 20, 2010
Blue Microphones to ship Mikey for Flip in 2011
Blue Microphones has formally detailed an add-on microphone for Cisco's new Flip Ultra HD pocket camcorder, the Mikey for Flip. It connects to the devices' FlipPort accessory port and enables stereo audio recording. It contains Blue's condenser microphone capsules and gets its own power source courtesy of an AAA battery.
The microphone otherwise has a plug for a traditional external microphone and an automatic external microphone. It also gets a Loud setting for muting out loud background noises, such as when at a concert. The bottom of the add-on has a tripod mount.
The Mikey won't ship until January of next year, with the price expected to fall in at $69.