With the Zoom iQ5 Your iOS Never Sounded So Good

GearDiary With the Zoom iQ5 Your iOS Never Sounded So Good

The iPhone 5S shoots amazing video. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for audio. That’s where the Zoom iQ5 comes in. For under $100, the iQ5 plugs into any iOS device with a Lightning connector and captures impressively accurate audio. Using the free app makes it even better. Check out all the features and see it on video.

The Zoom iQ5 comes in either black or white. The product tag line says it all- “Now your videos can sound as good as they look”. I hope it is true since this would be the ideal iOS accessory for shooting future Gear Diary videos. Features include

  • Two microphone elements in Mid-side configuration with portrait or landscape recording modes
  • 16-bit/44.1kHz recording with analog-type Mic Gain wheel for precision adjustment of input level
  • Three auto gain presets, built-in limiting, automatic recording and dedicated headphone jack
  • Used in conjunction with Zoom’s Handy Recorder app as well as Camera, Garage Band and other popular audio and video streaming apps
  • Works with any iPhone 5 (or later), iPod Touch (5th gen or later), iPad (4th gen or later), or iPad mini running iOS 6 or newer

GearDiary With the Zoom iQ5 Your iOS Never Sounded So Good

Just $99.99, we have one on the way for review and testing. Get yours.


About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.