When used with the Hooke Verse, Hooke Audio’s wireless earbuds with microphones that audioXpress reviewed in November 2019, the Hooke App should deliver improved binaural audio to match the stunning video quality that is available on newer generation smartphones - seamlessly pairing high-quality audio to any smartphone video camera with zero latency.
As the the first binaural recording solution (combining in-ear headphones with external microphones) that wirelessly transmits the audio to an app on a smartphone, the Hooke Verse and the updated Hooke App can be used to create binaural recordings of live music and concert videos, podcasts, acoustic and electric instruments, ASMR, film audio, POV Videos and more in immersive sound, with the clear advantage of not tying the smartphone and the microphones with wires.
Among the updates and new features to the Hooke 3D Audio & Video app, apart from the much needed Bluetooth performance improvements, Hooke Audio also mentions a new iOS Background Video Export with expedited rendering to iPhone, support for latest iOS/Android camera user interfaces, wide angle and zoom lens support, ability to record separately to SD on Android, 4K video support, 1:1, 4:3 & 16:9 aspect ratio support and "a slew of other bug fixes, stability improvements and app speed performance upgrades."
The Hooke Audio app is compatible with iPhone or iPad using iOS 12.1 and higher, and with Android devices using OS 9.0 and above from Samsung, Google, HTC, LG, OnePlus and Huawei. The Hooke App is a free download from the App Store or Google Play Store. The Hooke Verse wireless 3D audio recording system is available in the U.S. at B&H and Microcenter, as well is in Japan & EU through licensed affiliates.
Meanwhile, Hooke Audio announced that the company is working hard to launch the Hooke Verse 2.0 devices, which they promise will be "loaded with updates and new features," and are set to ship in 2020. This is exactly the type of product that would greatly benefit from an updated hardware platform supporting Bluetooth 5.X and ready to be upgraded with Bluetooth LE Audio in the future.