The Smartlav+ is an omni-directional, condenser microphone fitted with a standard TRRS connector, which plugs directly into the headset input of a compatible smartphone or tablet.
It is fully compatible with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation) in addition to a wide range of TRRS devices. A list of compatible devices is available at http://www.smartlav.com.
The Smartlav+ works with any audio application that accepts input from the headset connection, although for optimal performace the application should offer variable input level. It has been designed to 'pair perfectly with the Rode Rec app for Apple iOS'. This turns an iOS device 'into a fully-featured field recorder, with a wide range of equalisation presets to suit various recording situations'. The cable is reinforced with Kevlar.
Type: Permanently polarised condenser. Maximum sound level: 110dB SPL. Sensitivity: -35dB, 17.8mV at 94dB SPL. Response: 60Hz-18kHz. Equivalent noise: 27dB typical. Maximum output: 189mV. Dynamic range: 83dB typical. Power source: Powered from TRRS socket (2.7V). Dimensions: 1180 x 4.5 x 4.5 (h x w x d)mm. Weight: 6g.
Included accessories: Foam pop shield, lapel clip.
Optional accessories: The SC1 is a shielded extension cable is for use with smartLav or smartLav+ microphones, 6 metres in length and terminated with a gold plated 3.5mm TTRS jack at one end, and a 3.5mm TTRS jack socket at the other. Diameter: 3mm. Weight: 75g. The SC3 adapter cable is a shielded 170mm cable with a gold plated 3.5mm TRS jack at one end, and a 3.5mm TTRS jack socket at the other, designed to make a smartLav or smartLav+ lavalier microphone compatible with external microphone inputs on a camera or audio recording equipment with 3.5mm TRS jack input.