April 5, 2012 2 Comments
Mercuryexposure contacted me about the iPro Lens system for iPhone. The question was whether it would be possible to cut the iPro case so it can be used with the Fostex Ar4i. We were thinking the same way apparently, as recently Fred Wood (who is a tutor with iMobileJournalist.com) pointed out that the best and cheapest solution would be to get a male to female Apple 19pin dock connector and see if it will work. At almost the same time YoHibino suggested to me that the dock extension cable might be the solution for using the Fostex AR4i with the New iPad (iPad3). Both of them were 100% correct – The answer…? YES it sure as hell does. So using this mashup you get the lens of the OWLE, the audio features of the AR4i in one (not so pretty) configuration.
What do you think? Would you use this in the field? Im going to strip the Ar4i down to its bear bones to see if I can make it more practical to use but in principle this works.