The Saramonic SmartMic MTV11 Di is a digital stereo microphone with a MFi Certified Lightning connector that plugs directly into an Apple iPhone or iPad and dramatically improves the sound quality of the videos you shoot and the music you record. Ideal for capturing musical performances, ambient sounds of nature, events, interior spaces, and any environment where you want to immerse your audience in a place. It features a built-in 3.5mm headphone output that lets you monitor in real-time with headphones (app dependent), as well as listen to playback and can swivel 90 Degree to point at the sound you want to capture. Incredibly Advanced Stereo Sound, Made Incredibly Easy The SmartMic MTV11 Di utilizes 2 microphone capsules, a unidirectional microphone that provides shotgun-like reach and a bidirectional microphone that adds lateral space. Creating directional, stereo sound with natural imaging that gives an immersive sound quality to ambient sounds, spaces or nature and brings music and event recordings to life. It also features up to 24bit/48kHz resolution digital recording to deliver the best possible sound quality. It's an incredibly easy-to-use, advanced microphone that will seriously elevate the sound quality of your mobile recordings and productions Plug-and-Play Flexibility, that is Durable and Compact The SmartMic MTV11 Di features plug-and-play functionality with its direct digital connection to your device, allowing you to plug it in, start the recording or video app and go. Powered by the Lightning port of the iPhone or iPad, no charging or batteries are required. It also features alloy-aluminum construction, so it's durable while still being exceptionally lightweight and compact. It includes two windscreens, foam and furry, so you always get the best sound whether you're recording indoors or out.