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FirstLook: Dolry HiFi Stone S

The HiFi stone by Dolry is a 30-pin adapter compatible with AirPlay, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi. Offering you a way of connection your old docks with high 24bit connection. At first glance you may think its similar to other bluetooth device. But using bluetooth comes at a cost to audio quality. Bluetooth typical compresses audio up to 3 times. It also limits your range to shorter distances and line of site.

FirstLook: R0DE - iXY iPhone Microphone

The RØDE iXY is the ultimate recording microphone for iPhone, iPad. With up to 24-bit/96k recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion, your iXY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate. At the heart of the iXY is a matched pair of ½" cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree ‘near-coincident’ alignment. This results in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail. The iXY is supplied with a foam windshield for outdoor recording as well as a reinforced protective zip case to ensure your iXY is available whenever you need it.

Review: R0DE Videomic

The Videomic line of microphones have always been geared towards videographers and journalists looking to stay mobile and improve their sound quality. R0DE has partnered with Rycote combining their Lyre suspension system with R0DE's VideoMic. In addition to providing a solid mount with resistance to shock and movement noise. They also benefit from Lyre's lower profile build as well. The Videomic uses a super-cardioid polar pattern reducing sounds from the sides. This results in a signal that sounds closer to the camera, even when shooting in noisy environments or at moderate distances.