One of the great things about living in the future is the ability to record and share information without a bunch of fancy equipment. For the basics, your phone probably has recording available. If you want to upgrade your sound recording potential but you don’t have money for a fancy rig, the iRig MIC Cast will get you set up and ready to record even if you’re working on a budget.
Despite its name, it does work with both Apple and Android devices. It includes a microphone for recording and has an output port so that you can hear your recording as you’re making it. There are also two different settings for sensitivity so you can record close or far.
It does work with two apps, both free, one for speaking and the other for singing. It will work with phone calls and other apps as well. Even if you’re not planning to go into podcasting or jumpstart a music career, you can use this to record stories for your kids or voice notes. The iRig MIC Cast is $39.99.