Blue Announces Mikey for Flip

My family has a total of 3 Flip Cameras, two SD and one HD. My wife carries one in her purse, I have one in my car so that if I just happen to see another UFO, at least I will have a chance of capturing some video of it. Seriously though we have been using Flip cameras for a while, and they were used to capture our CES back channel coverage in 2009 as well. One challenge with the Flip Cameras has been the audio quality.  So I am pretty excited about the Blue Announcement today.

Blue Microphones announced today Mikey for Flip (, a professional-quality external microphone that lets Flip Video™ users capture even better sound for their Flip videos. As part of the new Designed for Flip™ accessory line, Mikey for Flip connects to all FlipPort™-enabled Flip video cameras and features Blue Microphone’s premium capsules for enhanced recording of everything from a whisper to a rock concert.

Sadly all of my flip cameras do not have a FlipPort. So hopefully the folks over at Blue and Flip will send me one of each so we can give it a run for it’s money.

Mikey for Flip is plug-and-play with automatic power-on, using a AAA battery to conserve power on the Flip video camera for longer recording time. The compact design of Mikey for Flip will make it easy to use.. Mikey for Flip, MSRP $69, will debut at CES 2011. For more information, visit

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.