Not sure about the “world’s first” claim, I suspect Zoom might argue with them. Never the less, it LOOKS cool 🙂 RØDE seems to get it, and I’ve been increasingly impressed with them the last couple of years. They make good stuff and it’s not crazy expensive. That’s it. I also like their industrial design sense. Let’s hope they keep the hits coming. I’ll have more details on this mic whenever it comes out.