Top critical review
Meh, it barely does the job. It depends what you're using it for! Read on for an explanation.
November 1, 2019
I wouldn't recommend this, but I wouldn't necessarily stop someone from buying it either. I was on the edge between 3 stars and 2 stars for this but decided to go for 2 stars because it really doesn't do what it is supposed to, provide better quality audio. Yes, I understand you get what you pay for, and I knew that, but I bought this product for testing purposes vs some other brands. Let me explain my differences.
The 2 other models I tested against were the "Rode Video Micro" and the "Movo VXR10" so it was a basic $20 vs $40 vs $60 comparison on which one gives the best VALUE. This mic, the Moukey MCM-1, did not improve the quality of the audio vs the on-board mic on the iPhone 11 Pro, but what it did do was make the audio far more directional! It blocked out sounds from the left, right and rear very well. That was the best it did though. Otherwise, it feels less significant in the hand than the other two and the mount is SO cheap, I can't imagine it would last very long coming in and out of the little baggie they give you. So when that breaks, you're done for.
Long story short, if you have the lowest possible budget and you NEED to step up your audio game, this will work, barely. I gave mine to a friend who works at a car dealership and does selfie videos to show long-distance clients the cars, and it works well for him there, but if you're any sort of serious about audio for vlogging or cinematography I would stay clear of this.
Movo MCM-1 was the best pick for value, but the winner for audio quality is Rode VideoMicro, as it should be since it is the more expensive one. Hope this helps someone in their decision!