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What is this Hooke Lav?

Hooke Lav is the company’s latest and perhaps best Bluetooth microphone you can afford today. What does it have? Hooke Lav has got 8GB of internal storage, top-rate audio quality, a gentle design, and a lack of wires, dropouts, and hassle. In short, it’s got everything people appreciate in modern gadgets. 

Thanks to digitalization, we can record and reproduce every piece of information that surrounds us. Everybody can pick a smartphone out of their pocket and create content. Smartphones are the Swiss army knife of the digital world; you can literally do anything with them – even shoot a film. But damn, when you hear that audio quality recording, your finger instantly taps the delete button.

Hooke Lav, as any innovative novelty, has got a Kickstarter campaign where you can become an early bird owner for only $115. In the box you’ll get a microphone, charging cable, carry case, and microphone windscreens. It’s a fair price that’s just a bit higher than a lapel microphone in full kit. 

The minimalist design of the Hook Lav looks gorgeous and is space-saving. While other microphones demand some space for bulky hardware, the construction of the Hooke Lav allows you to manage things in three steps: turn the gadget on, clip it, and start recording. The Hooke Lav easily hooks over clothes and hides behind them, so people will only see a tiny loop. 

The battery life provides a 7-hour long recording time and when the gadget is empty you can fully recharge it in less than an hour. 

The Hooke Lav is adapted to wind noises and other difficult situations. For example, when the Bluetooth connection is lost, the internal storage swallows every second of audio recording. That means when there’s no connection but the gadget is enabled, you can continue whatever you’re recording.

From a technical point of view, the Hook Lav has got a multilevel noise reduction, 24-bit 48kHz mono or dual-channel audio and a frequency range from 20Hz to 20kHz. The company has tried to reach the perfect balance in audio recording and reproducing with omnidirectional microphones, so you can hear no difference between the recording and live-action. 

It seems like the company has built the ideal accessory for a smartphone but don’t be in a hurry, because the double-tap gadget has got three different modes to satisfy any content creator. 

Hooke Lav modes

The company hasn’t totally dumped wireless connections. A Receiver Mode is a function that helps you to connect to other gadgets like a camera, laptop, or speakers via a 3.5mm cable. However, in practice, this trick requires two Lav mics. You connect both mics wirelessly to each other, then you put one the first mic and the second you connect to a gadget.

Duet Mode also requires two Lav mics, but the details will be found in the name of the model. This feature exists for interviews, podcasts, and any activity where two people are talking. To make everything clear, the system works almost the same way as in the Receiver Mode but instead of connecting via cable, you need a single phone to record two channels. In the end, you’ll get one recording out of two.

Island Mode doesn’t need two gadgets; it doesn’t need any gadget except itself. This feature is useful when you’ve a random burst of inspiration but there’s no access to a telephone or camera. You can record your thoughts direc to the storage of the Hooke Lav and then download it to a mobile device. A nice feature for unpredictable situations.

Wrapping up

As a content creator, I find this gadget useful in the deepest sense of the word. with a maximum sense from this word. As my father used to take his notebook with him all the time, and so will I but with the Hooke Lav mic. 

You see, when it comes to the idea of upgrading your content, the extra device will be the way out. The Hooke Lav has a weapon to fight against any competitor and it is accessibility. You don’t need to be a sound engineer or to spend a fat sum of money on professional devices in order to get a high-quality sound. You can support Hooke Lav Kickstarter campaign right here and get some bonuses from developers.

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