The Go Mic Mobile Is a Powerful Recording Studio on the Go

At this year's CES in Las Vegas, I recorded videos live from the show floor, using the Go Mic Mobile ($249.99) from Samson. It was a great way to feel like I had a full mobile recording studio with me, when I was really all alone! 

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The kit includes a professional quality microphone that connects wirelessly to the included receiver. The receiver plugs in to numerous devices using a digital or analog connection, including Lightning for iOS devices or microUSB for Android. There is also a port for charging both the receiver and the connected phone simultaneously. You can also connect a headphone to make sure audio is being recorded as desired.

My only complaint is how the receiver clamps on to the smartphone. Since I was using a selfie stick at the same time and they both try to clamp on in the same manner, it was a little unsteady. Next time, I might want to connect the receiver to an iPhone case using some industrial-strength velcro instead. Other than that, the Go Mic Mobile was a really great way to record professional audio with wireless freedom.


  • Professional-quality microphone
  • Wireless freedom
  • Numerous connection options (digital and analog)
  • Works with iOS, Android, and DSLR cameras
  • Charges while in use


  • Clamp mechanism could be more flexible

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a recording accessory, look no further. The Go Mic Mobile from Samson should meet your needs. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.