Show Notes: Lav Mic Recommendations

On this episode, I’m responding to a call-in from Jazz Wealth Podcast.

I went down the rabbit hole and spent way too many hours figuring out what lavalier microphone to buy. The top three inexpensive recommendations were always the same, though the three were in different orders. Here’s my top three in the order I recommend.

#1 BOYA by M1 – This is the one I bought. The sound is crisp and clear, build seems okay, and it can be used with your phone or an SLR. The only drawback is the exceedingly long cable, but I think I can mitigate that with some clever winding. $19.95 on Amazon with four stars.

#2 IK Multimedia iRig – I was super tempted to buy this one. The cable was the perfect length, it has a second input for adding another lav mic. Alas, I just couldn’t get past the bass the mic threw out. Sure I could fix it in post, but I don’t want to have to do anything. I want to get it right the first time. $49.99 on Amazon with 4.5 stars.

#3 Rode smartLav+ – This one sounds good, but the cable is too short for some distance work and it’s priced above the other two options. I don’t think the extra cost is worth it. $66.70 on Amazon with four stars.

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Owning Polaroids Older Than Me – Younger Too


Yeah, I have too many oddly shaped cameras. Some pop up, some pop out, some do a combo of the two, some are older than I am, and some still need to be birthed. The one I’m longing for right now shoots them digitally and prints them out on the spot. Yeah, they’ve had something similar for a while now, but look at those photos! They finally have the appropriate frame around them. Yeah, I know it’s fake, but nostalgia can feel very real if you pretend hard enough.

The Pop is just like its predecessors in that it’s not just an instant camera — it’s also a digital camera, meaning you can shoot in either format or both at the same time. What’s refreshing about the specs of the Pop, though, is that this time around the internals actually seem decent on paper.

via The Polaroid Pop prints 3-inch photos and has a 20-megapixel sensor – The Verge

Little Red Keyboard 🎶

I already own that beautiful typewriter. I’d love to own the matching wireless keyboard.

From Lofree’s website:

Lofree is the only mechanical keyboard which comes with your familiar Apple Magic keyboard layout.

I like when my office mates can hear me typing away on a beautiful mechanical keyboard. Let’s just go ahead and buy this.