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Good for vlogging only
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on August 28, 2021
I tested this mic extensively under varying conditions. It is worse than the built-in mic on the Pixel 4a in every single situation except one: when it is pointed directly at me when I make a video.
In this single use case, it is a substantial improvement over the built-in mic. It is, in particular, quite a lot quieter than the built-in mic, with no sound improvement advantages in all other situations (the level is low; it's not sensitive). It is especially poor for what I wanted it for: to make videos outdoors in windy conditions.
For vlogging in noisy, windy, or quiet indoor locations, it records your voice over the video quite well when pointed directly at you, with reasonable attenuation of external noise if present. Don't expect it to do anything else, or act as an improvement over the internal mic for outdoors videos where you're not just recording your own voice.
I'll keep it for vlogging, look for a powered mic with a big dead cat for windy outdoor videos.