Sennheiser made a GoPro microphone that captures the sweet sound of your worst wipeouts

The Sennheiser MKE2 is an action microphone made specifically for (and with help from) GoPro. Initially teased all the way back in September of 2016, the $199 MKE2 will finally hit store shelves next week on the 24th. A couple things you should know:

  • The mic is molded into an entire backplate for one of GoPro’s waterproof housings — which means it’s only compatible with Hero 4 cameras
  • It suppresses wind noise, but an elastic suspension should help cut down on structural noise (AKA that “GoPro rattle”), too
  • It’s water resistant in depths up to a meter for 30 minutes
  • Here are some sound samples (with, frustratingly, a bunch of loud music layered behind them):

GoPro’s cameras are notoriously bad at handling wind noise, so this is a nice — if expensive — solution. Of course, if you want to go low budget, there are plenty of windsocks for GoPro cameras (GoPro sells one, too), and people have been hacking their way around the problem for a while now.


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