Shure at CES 2019 unveiled the MV88+ Video Kit, a kit the looks to give content creators everything they need to capture pro-level audio with a mobile device. For this reason and more, we have chosen the Shure MV88+ as Videomaker’s Best Microphone of CES 2019.
Average smartphone to audio and video rig
The kit includes a digital stereo condenser microphone, a Manfrotto PIXI tripod, phone clamp, and iOS and USB-C cables for connectivity.
The updated MV88+ iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone is the main star here. It’s the latest digital mic in the Shure MOTIV line. According to Shure, the mic is tailored for videographers, podcasters and content creators because it can record “immersive, rich, high-quality audio wherever.”
“The MV88+ Video Kit provides multiple configurations straight out of the box,” said Matt Engstrom. Senior Category Director, Global Product Management at Shure. “You shouldn’t have to buy half a dozen products to film a high-quality piece of video content one day, and then an audio interview or field recording the next. With the MV88+, you don’t have to. We listened to you and worked to develop a superior microphone with superior accessories. This package gives you everything you’ll need to film in your studio, on-the-go, at home—or wherever life takes you.”
MV88+ Video Kit looks to offer variety and versatility
Compatible with iOS and other devices, the MV88+ Video Kit seems to offer variety and versatility. For instance, you can use the headphone jack to monitor the audio in real-time and you can use the phone clamp and tripod stand to record in numerous environments and situations.
Additionally, according to Shure, the kit allows users to easily thread devices into a mounted platform for quick transitions between setups. And you can use the kit without removing the phone from its case.
“The MV88+ takes into account the little things too,” said Engstrom. “We understand that value of efficiency and improved the design to seamlessly record with or without a protective smartphone case.”
The phone mount is also compatible with existing setups that use a 1/4″-20 connector.
Pricing and availability
The MV88+ Video Kit is open for pre-order right now for $249. To learn more go to shure.com.