Saramonic has announced the BlinkMe dual-channel wireless microphone which it bills as a cutting-edge and revolutionary system that can not only deliver excellent sound but also “serves as a platform for expressing creators’ unique personality.”
The BlinkMe doesn’t look much like any other wireless microphone out there thanks mainly to its large touchscreen. Saramonic says that this screen allowed it to create an interface for both the transmitter and receiver that enables users to easily access all of the operations during recording.
“The vivid LCD color 360-degree viewable screen provides essential information and parameters at a glance, from any vantage point,” Saramonic says. “Users can effortlessly and visually ascertain their present recording status or admire their beautiful wallpaper.”
On that note, users can customize button functions, user interface options, and change the aforementioned wallpaper of the transmitter through the Saramonic app, which the company says provides them the ability to make the act of recording a more personal experience.
Saramonic says that the BlinkMe isn’t just for looks though, and the audio experience is also high-end. The microphone uses an “optimized” 2.4Ghz wireless transmission technology that the company says ensures a reliable and steady stream of audio even in environments with high levels of radio frequency activity.
The BlinkMe also has onboard recording and can store up to 15 hours of audio at 48kHz/24bit sampling rate which Saramonic says prevents frame drops, data loss, and other issues.
“It also provides a secondary audio safety track that records as a backup at a volume of -6 dB, thereby ensuring the preservation of high-quality audio in case of unexpected technical difficulties, such as distortion or clipping,” the company adds.
“Additionally, BlinkMe comes with two transmitters, each of which boasts a 6mm high-end omnidirectional mic inside, perfect for multi-person interviews or small-scale studio operations.”
The BlinkMe wireless microphone system can record in either mono or stereo functions and allows users to make recordings separately via each channel or combine the two channels for more flexibility in post-production. The microphone also has a built-in noise reduction feature as well as real-time and playback monitoring. The receiver also supports two different devices to record at the same time.
Saramonic rates the BlinkMe battery to last quite a while. It says that the transmitters are rated to last for up to nine hours while the receiver can stay on for up to 24 hours. Additionally, the receiver acts as a dock for the transmitters and can give them an additional 4.5 hours of battery life (which obviously takes away from the remaining battery life of the receiver in exchange).
The Saramonic BlinkMe dual-channel wireless microphone is expected to be available later this month for $250.