Based upon the information here, I purchased the Nessie mic to use with my ipad. When I tried to use it, the ipad indicated that it did not have adequate power to run this device. I contacted the Blue Mic company and they confirmed that the Nessie mic needs a powered USP to work with the ipad and the "camera connector" mentioned on this site is not powered. I was forced to return the item. The product was fine, but did not work with my ipad 3, even with the camera connector.