Wearable, wireless mics have changed the way instructors teach classes and have improved the sound and energy of fitness classes everywhere. But in a sweat filled environment, are they COVID safe?
The answer is yes, but there are measures you can take to improve hygiene while also extending the life of your Wireless Mic.
If you’ve looked on the Internet, you probably would’ve seen conflicting and confusing information recommending everything from disinfectant sprays, wipes and UV lights to clean your wireless mic equipment. What do manufacturers have to say about these cleaning techniques? No!
Using hard sanitisers, cleaners and alcohol wipes on microphone capsules risks dissolving the sweat-proof coating on these products and exposing them to moisture. What can you do instead?
- Use a small, dry towel to remove excess sweat and moisture from the microphone. Working carefully around the frame and down the connector. Keeping the microphone dry is a top priority for cleanliness: https://bit.ly/32uhAmU
- Invest in your own Wireless head mic, spare windscreen and pouch belt. Ultimately, the best way to ensure safety is to look out for your own equipment. This allows you to avoid cross-contamination while minimising the time your equipment is exposed to direct moisture. Aeromic Microphones offers long-lasting and sweat resistant mics at an affordable price: https://bit.ly/2IoKiyL
- Replace your microphone windsocks on a regular basis. Due to their proximity to your mouth and nose, it is recommended to replace the windsock on your mic regularly. We now carry spare windscreens for the Aeromic and Cyclemic, the EMic, and the FM41 Fitness Mic. We also have the Round Ball type of windsocks that fit Shure headsets, available at: https://bit.ly/2Udzwxr