RØDE has unveiled a new lavalier mic for iOS devices. The smartLav is a $60 lav mic that plugs into the headphone jack of the iPhone or other iOS device for close-miking of talent.
The smartLav is designed to be used with the RØDE Rec iOS app, which will allow you to record up to 16-bit/48kHz audio and then edit and publish that audio to a variety of sources. HDSLR shooters can import audio through from their iPhone into iTunes and then pull it into their NLE program for syncing with scratch audio from the camera.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqkuxdMKUBU&w=640&h=360]
Combined with the recently announced iXY mic, RØDE is making quite the push into the mobile recording market. (Note that you can record up to 24-bit/96kHz in the RØDE Rec iOS app when paired with the RØDE iXY mic.)
The RØDE smartLav should be shipping later this month and should be available at B&H Photo and other RØDE retailers.