Introducing Shure’s MoveMic

Shure MoveMic product review

What is the Shure MoveMic?

Shure’s MoveMic is a clip-on wireless Lavalier microphone with a discreet form factor and clear, high-quality sound. It can connect directly to your Apple or Android phone via the free Motiv App, or to a DSLR camera via an optional receiver.

Configurations

Who is it for?

As the name suggests, the MoveMic is designed for any content creator on the go. Whether you’re a travel vlogger or an independent journalist, you’ll find the MoveMic to be an incredibly convenient and easy way to capture clear audio.

Battery Life

The Movemic boasts a battery life of 8 hours. Additionally, it comes with a wireless charging case capable of holding 2 extra charges. This translates to an additional 8 hours of usage for each Movemic when using one case with two Movemics, or 16 extra hours when using a single Movemic per case.

Shure MoveMic case

The App

There are two free Shure apps for recording audio from your phone without needing to purchase the optional receiver. The Shure MOTIV app is solely for recording audio, while the Shure MOTIV Video App allows you to record audio from your MoveMic while simultaneously using your phone as a camera.

Motiv Video App Features

  • Configure and customize audio on MOTIV microphones
  • Livestream directly to Facebook and YouTube
  • Monitor with high-resolution metering
  • Use preset modes and customize your own
  • Control the 5-band EQ, limiter and compressor

The Optional Receiver

Shire MoveMic camera mounted

The MoveMic Receiver enables you to use up to two MoveMics with DSLR or mirrorless cameras, computers, and third-party mobile apps. It connects via an included USB-C or 3.5mm cable. The MoveMic Receiver is compatible with most Windows/Mac desktops and Android/iOS mobile devices, and it works seamlessly with the Shure MOTIV desktop and mobile apps.

Our First Impressions

Pros

  • ✅ Discreet Form Factor
  • ✅ High Audio Quality
  • ✅ Ease Of Use

Cons

  • 🚫 Price

The MoveMic is an excellent choice for creators who shoot content with their phones. While it may be pricier than many alternatives, you’re paying for convenience. A simpler setup increases the likelihood of content creation. Having a wireless, body-pack-free Lavalier microphone is undeniably great, ensuring comfort for the wearer.

When using the MoveMic with your mobile device for video recording, you’re required to use one of Shure’s Motiv Video apps, which might be a deal-breaker for some. Therefore, it’s advisable to download the free app before making your purchase to determine if it meets your requirements.


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