The External Mic Kit for XD 1080 Mini from Replay XD features a wired lavaliere microphone as well as the required adapter to fit the XD 1080 Mini action camera. The microphone features an omnidirectional condenser that can be deployed in a wide range of applications, from interviews to capturing ambient audio. A lapel clip allows you to attach the capsule to the subject. By getting the microphone as close in as possible you reduce unwanted background noise and increase the overall quality of your sound. For connecting the microphone to the 1080 Mini the External Audio Adapter is included. This screw-in piece adapts the proprietary connector on compatible XD series cameras, allowing the camera to use a standard 3.5mm mini jack microphone that not only works with the microphone in this kit, but any other unbalanced line-level or self-powered audio source.