M.I.C.'s Aluminum Keyboard Buddy Case doesn't just protect your iPad2 screen, it also has a bluetooth keyboard like a few other iPad cases. But what sets this one apart is that the outer casing is made of aluminum.
Your iPhone is a wonderful point-and-shoot cam, and grabs pretty solid HD video. Not so solid? The audio, unless you're recording something an inch away from you in a soundproof chamber. iRig's mic gives you pro-quality sound, mobilized.
Someday your friend who's always strumming the guitar or singing in the shower or tapping his hands at the dinner table might become a rockstar. Help him, and make sure he remembers you when he's bigtime, with these guaranteed awesome gifts.
What's better than Apple's o-fficial iPad Camera Connection Kit? Among other things, like pandas cubs and Godfather 2, this versatile dongle! It crams accommodations for USB, SD and Micro SD cards in one tiny (but unofficial) dock-connecting package.
You can easily make your own 1080p movies with relatively inexpensive gear at home now, but what if you want quality sound effects? Samson's (a name brand for microphones) Q2U might be your ticket for do-it-at-home Foley times.
Mikey is an external microphone for the iPhone/iPod with three sensitivity settings that allow you to record everything from lectures to rock concerts.
Here's a nice one for Mac-using amateur musicians: Apogee's ONE is a multifunctional handheld device that features a built-in mic, preamp, and dedicated input/output. It works over USB and is designed for Garage Band, Final Cut and the like.
Not that the iPhone really needs it, but it and the iTouch/iPod Nano are getting an external mini microphone that plugs directly into the headphone jack. And it's only $15.
Kotaku gave the new Mad Catz M.I.C. Rock Band mic a spin, and they really liked the added functionality it brings to the game. The price, on the other hand, got them less excited.
Could the rumored upcoming "Lips" accessory + game to the Xbox 360 have the most advanced karaoke microphone for a game yet? Quite possibly. The game's made by iNiS, a team that's no stranger to music games, and features the accessory that pulses in time with your singing, plus detects how you swing it around when…
The Pitch: Use your iPod for mobile podcast/audio recording.
Engadget's got a new column called Crapgadget meant to take the piss out of goofy electronics, but I think the examples they've picked are gadget-weirdness at its finest and deserve some defense. There's something inherently entertaining about a USB Microphone disguised as a rose, a rechargeable speaker cube the size…
One of the big projects at the iPod touch mods blog is snappy homemade mic dongle for VoIP that neatly fits into the dock connector. They've been documenting the process over the last couple weeks, and now they're finally ready to take orders. It's small, black and looks anything but DIY. They don't have a price…
Ever spend five minutes yelling, "SIT! SIT! SIT!" at your DS only to have the other people on the subway get up and move away like you were a psycho? Check out this Ear Force D2 from Turtle Beach. This Nintendo DS headset includes both headphones and a mic, which means you can both hear and speak without bothering…
Put on a suit and pretend to be George Clooney with this classic looking microphone from Brando. Nine dollars will buy you a touch of class no longer seen in the extravagant womanizing lifestyle of podcasters. Compatible with all PCs and Notebooks with mic in.