As an alternative to the internal microphone on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, consider the i456 Cardioid Recording Microphone Kit for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch from Mic-W. This kit includes a high sensitivity cardioid microphone designed for general sound recording -- it's ideal for recording acoustic vocals, instruments, interviews, conference meetings. To start recording, simply plug the i456 into the headphone jack on your chosen device. For convenience purposes, no external battery is needed. Also included in the i456 kit are several accessories to enhance your audio recordings like a windscreen, collar clip, and more.