It's not the biggest news of the day by any stretch of the imagination, but if you're a user of one of Blue Mics' wonderful Spark Digital microphones (US$199.99), you'll be glad to hear that the device is now available with a Lightning cable for use with your favorite new iOS device. If you're unfamiliar with the Spark Digital, be sure to check out the TUAW review of the microphone.
In the past, the Spark Digital shipped with a USB connector that could be used with any USB-equipped Mac or PC, as well as with a 30-pin Dock Connector cable for use with previous generations of the iPhone and iPad. Now the device can use the thin, direction-independent cable to connect to all of the more recent iOS devices that use the Lightning standard for charging and syncing.
For those who purchased a Spark Digital with the 30-pin adapter cable after August 1, 2013, Blue Microphones is making the Lightning cable available for free when you provide proof of purchase. If you bought a Spark Digital earlier than August 1 or can't find that receipt, a Lightning cable is available for just US$28 (email email@example.com to request the cable).
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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