Wireless Lav Mics for the iPhone are a Nice Upgrade for Mobile Videos

I’ve been having my students in my introductory broadcast class do most all of their work on the mobile phones the past couple of years. In that time, it moved from what seemed to be 70% of students having some sort of mobile device to use to record video to more than 95% of students. As a result, I’ve worked to update my gear in the room to give them some tools to make the quality of their video work a little better.

One of the devices I’ve brought into the mix are wireless lav mics that work with iPhones. I’ve got a few wired lav mics that have a lightning connecter and work well with iPhones, but I tested and found some wireless ones that work pretty well and are affordable as well.

This 2-pack is available on Amazon for $24.99

I’ve gotten a hand full of those sets and been super impressed with them. They do a good job of isolating the sounds so the audio is better than what the internal mic on an iPhone picks up and they don’t require batteries. Having said that, they do need charged, but you can easily make yourself a little charging station with a hub like this to ensure they are charged and ready to go when students need them.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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