The Rode iXLR is an XLR interface designed to connect to iOS devices via a Lightning cable. The iXLR has a large 3 meter cable to enable you to store your phone or device away from your recording environment. Other key features include dedicated gain knob, - 20dB pad, and dedicated headphone output. The Rode iXLR is ideal for reporters and other audio professionals that need portable location recording options. The iXLR does not provide phantom power, so it is only compatible with self-powered condenser microphones, or dynamic microphones. The Rode REC app is free to download from the iTunes store.