Already discussed at http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=170011.msg2110532#msg2110532
but I think it's not irrelevant here in the context of recording with Android devices in particular.https://www.hookeaudio.com/
is the site for the device.
As far as I'm aware there's no ready means of recording stereo into an Android phone, so aside from the other features of this device, the fact that it enables location recording on Android devices is worth noting. Whether this will also include my Android watch remains to be seen!
I"d describe it as a semi-stealth system. At a concert people might wonder why you are obviously wearing bluetooth headphones rather than listening to the band. But in the street you wouldn't attract a second glance.
Of course there are several other devices incorporating mics in earbuds, but when using Roland in-ears I've found the cord tends to be a source of noise on recordings and it has a way of gradually dislodging the buds - and if you push them back in you get the sound of that on the recording. So a wireless in-ear recording system has something to recommend it.
Personally I'm not that fussed that it's bluetooth. Carefully implemented, it's surprising what quality BT can produce. Not ideal of course compared with a wire but in the context of run and gun etc, not a dealbreaker. There is a cable option for connecting to normal recorders, or you could use a bluetooth receiver (eg the Sony one that's about the size of the cap of a pen) and connect that to a slightly remote recorder.
I'll be asking the company a few questions such as
- battery life?
- wind noise? The outdoor samples are remarkably free of it - was the user wearing dead cats on their ears?
- level control - does it send a fixed level or is it somehow variable, or is some sort of ALC employed (hopefully not)?
Needless to say, as your humble forum guinea pig, I've preordered. Delivery is said to be "in the summer" which in Kickstarter-speak tends to mean in the Autumn or later, but we'll see...