Danish company DPA has just put on the market the miniature DPA 4080-BM, cardioid electret lavalier mic, much less bulky than the MKE 40. It is designed to be body-mounted approximately 20-25 cm from the mouth. It offers a 4 dB at 3.2 kHz presence boost which improves speech intelligibility and definition. It comes with a pre-mounted pop-filter, serving also as a windshield, because pressure gradient mics, like this DPA 4080, are far more wind sensitive.
The integrated mini shock mount is an innovative mounting solution which allows the mic to be easily turned in any direction. This shock mount is very efficient at reducing rubbing noise in case of sudden movement.
No doubt this modern mic will be of interest to many sound mixers who will prefer it to the ancient but still sturdy MKE 40.