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Hands On: Røde SuperLav+

11/03, 7:27am

Great iOS microphone, terrible app

Apparently, you shouldn't call them clip-on or lapel mics, that's passé. Instead, they are lavelier microphones. Get it right: lavelier. No matter how much your Mac or iPhone tries to change that word to "lovelier," "love liar," or (once) "Cavalier," it is a jewellery term and it accounts for a key part of the name Røde SuperLav+ Microphone. Still, it's really a lapel mic. You clip it to your shirt or blouse and you look like you're a professional broadcaster -- plus, the sound recorded is very good, even though it is just plugged directly into your iPhone. So there you go: we're recommending that you buy the Røde SuperLav+ microphone.


Harman refreshes headphones lineup for iPhones, others

08/26, 7:00pm

Offers in-ear, ear bud or ear-hook designs

Of the five new models added to Harman's AKG K300 series of lightweight headphones intended for smartphones and other mobile devices, four of them feature iPhone-compatible in-line microphones so users can place or receive calls as well as control volume, play/pause and skip using the buttons on the cord. The models all feature above-average frequency and sensitivity response while keeping prices at the low end of the headphone spectrum.


Apple wins patent on iPad with USB port

05/10, 5:05pm

Likely abandoned design concept

Among a host of Apple patent wins today is an unusual design concept for the iPad, notes Patently Apple. Diagrams depict what is essentially a 3G iPad 1, but with the key difference of a USB port along one edge, situated near the SIM slot. Why Apple would abandon the concept is unknown, as it would have allowed for landscape docking or connecting multiple peripherals. The patent was originally submitted in Q1 2010 -- around the time of the tablet's announcement -- and credits Apple CEO Steve Jobs and lead designer Jonathan Ive among many others.



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