Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones

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Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones

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Product Highlights
  • Clip-On Mic for iPhone and Android
  • Improved Sensitivity & Signal-to-Noise
  • Quality Recording to Your Smartphone
  • Use with Rode Rec App for Apple iOS
  • Works with Many Other Recording Apps
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • Mic Clip With Cable Management Included
  • Kevlar-Reinforced Cable
  • Foam Pop Shield Included
  • Small Pouch Included

The Rode smartLav+ is a lavalier microphone for your Apple or Android mobile device that is designed to deliver high-quality audio recording. The smartLav+ clips on to your shirt or lapel, and the sensitive, omnidirectional condenser capsule captures the sound equally from all sides of the microphone. This design lends to effective, hands-free recording of speeches, interviews, dictations and more.

The smartLav+ is equipped with a Kevlar-reinforced cable that has been strain tested up to 10kg to help ensure reliable performance. It uses a grey-sleeved TRRS connector to connect into your smartphone or tablet's headphone input and it works with most audio recording apps.

The smartLav+ also features improved sensitivity and higher signal-to-noise ratio over the original smartLav. The package comes with mic clip with cable management, a foam pop shield and a small carry pouch.

Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch (4th and 5th generation) & many Android devices. A full list of compatible devices can be found here.

Works with any audio app that records from the headset input
Record, EQ, edit and publish your audio with Rode Rec App for Apple iOS (not included)
Foam pop shield softens vocal plosives and wind noise
Mic clip with cable management included for neatly securing microphone to clothing
Small pouch included for storage and transport
Combine with SC3 adaptor to use with TRS devices
Combine with SC6 dual TRRS input adaptor to use two smartLav+ with one smartphone
Acoustic Principle Pressure gradient
Active Electronics JFET
Capsule 0.10" (2.54 mm)
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Address Type End
Frequency Range 60 Hz ~ 18 kHz
Output Impedance 3k Ω Typical
Signal to Noise Ratio 67 dB
Maximum SPL 110 dB SPL (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level 189.0 dBu (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 KΩ load)
Sensitivity -35 dB (17.8 mV @94 dB SPL)
Equivalent Noise Level 27 dB-A
Connector TRRS
Maximum Output 189 mV
Dynamic Range 83 dB typical
Dimensions 46.5 x 0.18 x 0.18" (1180 x 4.5 x 4.5 mm), mic and cable
Weight 0.211 oz (6.00 g)
Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones
  • Foam Pop Shield
  • Mic Clip
  • Small Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    RodesmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones
     
    4.6

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Good for Quiet Environment

        Good sound quality using Voice Recorder for IOS. The product's build quality is excellent. It comes with a very useful loop in the cord to isolate vibrations. However, it doesn't do well in...Read complete review

        Good sound quality using Voice Recorder for IOS. The product's build quality is excellent. It comes with a very useful loop in the cord to isolate vibrations. However, it doesn't do well in a noisy environment. With the microphone clipped to a garment about 7" from the speaker's mouth, it picks up a lot of ambient noise. The intended use was on the deck of a moving ferry. The ferry's engines were almost loud enough to ruin the recording. Applying EQ to the audio helped, but dried out the speaker's voice.
        Wind noise was not a problem. The ferry's motion generated a moderate breeze, which did not interfere with recording voice.

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        Poor quality

        You get what you pay for. It's so portable convenient in every way, but it takes in a lot of ambient sound and hiss. Takes a lot of work in post to clean...Read complete review

        You get what you pay for. It's so portable convenient in every way, but it takes in a lot of ambient sound and hiss. Takes a lot of work in post to clean it up, and you can almost get away with it. But I wouldn't use it on a serious project.

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        5.0

        As expected

        By Robindahood

        from los angeles

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

              It is the quality level one would expect for the price, I use it with a zoom h1, the converter and its perfect for simple client vids, yoga, lectures ect.

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              2.0

              Poor quality

              By Oliver

              from Toronto, ON

              Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

              You get what you pay for. It's so portable convenient in every way, but it takes in a lot of ambient sound and hiss. Takes a lot of work in post to clean it up, and you can almost get away with it. But I wouldn't use it on a serious project.

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              5.0

              Very hand Lav Mic

              By LTfilms

              from Orange County, CA

              Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

              This mic is great if you need something simple for on the go filming. I wanted a nice lav mic but didn't really want to have to always bring along a separate recorder since I shoot mostly on DSLR cameras. I like that this mic works with my iPhone. It's simple the app is easy to use. The sound quality is good. Compared to other lav mics I've use over the years the audio quality of the SmartLav is as good. Quality audio in a portable format, over all a nice lav mic. I'm happy with it.

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              5.0

              great quality!

              By Ray

              from Texas

              Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

              The quality of this mic is so professional. You can take it any where and it is so worth it for the price.

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              4.0

              Excellent sounds quality

              By Lia

              from Bay Area, SF

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to set up and use
              • Good sound quality
              • Great price

              Cons

              • App Is A Little Buggy

              Best Uses

              • Interview Recording

              Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

              Great lav mic, very reasonably priced. Easy to set up and use and easy to share the sound.

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              4.0

              Good for Quiet Environment

              By 4CardsMan

              from Houston, TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Build Quality
              • Good Wind Noise Rejection
              • Sound quality

              Cons

              • Bad Ambient Noise
              • Poor Noise Rejection

              Best Uses

              • Quiet environment

              Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

              Good sound quality using Voice Recorder for IOS. The product's build quality is excellent. It comes with a very useful loop in the cord to isolate vibrations. However, it doesn't do well in a noisy environment. With the microphone clipped to a garment about 7" from the speaker's mouth, it picks up a lot of ambient noise. The intended use was on the deck of a moving ferry. The ferry's engines were almost loud enough to ruin the recording. Applying EQ to the audio helped, but dried out the speaker's voice.
              Wind noise was not a problem. The ferry's motion generated a moderate breeze, which did not interfere with recording voice.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome mic

              By Prangsta

              from Arlington, VA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • MIC
              • Quick Set-up
              • Sound

              Cons

              • Control
              • Limited To Iphone Storage

              Best Uses

              • Indoor
              • Lav
              • Outdoor
              • Quick setup

              Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

              This mic has saved me on two shoots. I used it as a backup but you could use it as a primary. Very easy to set up. Download app. Plug in. Hit record and go.

              I wish there was an easy way to stop and start recording remotely so you don't have to keep walking over to an actor and start and stop the recording.

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              5.0

              Quality Budget Smart Purchase

              By Matt P

              from North Carolina

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Quality audio

              Cons

              • Add Steps In Post

              Best Uses

              • Run and gun video

              Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

              This mic has been one of the best purchases that I have made in a long time. The amount of quality that is packed into this mic is worth several times it's purchase price.

              I have been using this mic for interviews that I shoot for some outdoor entertainment shows. This mic allows me to stay as small as possible when packing my gear for a remote location shoot. I have also used it to record church service messages while the church was in between sound systems so that the messages can be recorded and posted online for viewing.

              The learning curve is not steep at all. You have a few things to remember/check before you start your recording and you start recording. I would recommend turning off the iOS processing in the settings before you start recording.

              The quality of the audio is very good, especially when you compare it to some other high end wireless mics that cost 4-5 times more. The noise floor is very low. I have found that

              The one downside to using this mic is that you have to sync it with you video in post. FCP X does a great job with this so it has been an issue for me but for others it may be a challenge thats adds some unwanted time to your projects.

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              5.0

              Great Mic

              By KG

              from Florida

              Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

              This works seamlessly as a backup mic and have used it already as a primary! Great job Rode! Awesome service B&H!

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              4.0

              Excellent product, sounds clean & crisp

              By Shawn

              from Banning, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • Sounds Great

              Cons

              • Cord could be longer
              • none

              Best Uses

              • Making Videos With Ipad

              Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

              Simple to use and sounds great!

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              5.0

              Perfect companion

              By Mojo

              from Richmond, Va.

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • External Audio Source

                  Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

                  Used with iphone5 and galaxy5s the microphone has great performance. I have many RODE mics and this is another quality product for the company. I read reviews of the older model and some commented on a hiss in it, but the new version performs flawlessly. Use this with plural eyes and take your audio to the next level.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome Lav

                  By Tjrossaz

                  from Phoenix

                  Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

                  This a great little Lav that has awesome convenience if recording to your smart phone. Highly recommended for interviews or small budget projects.

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                  5.0

                  AWESOME

                  By Felix Rodriguez

                  from Anchorage

                  Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

                  So convenient to always have a quality audio recording option with this smartlav+ and my iPhone. I use it with the rode rec app and it brings some real fun into recording audio. I've used it with great success as a back up mic for wedding videos. Highly recommended.

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                  4.0

                  Great portable mic

                  By Davidrafal

                  from Waikoloa, HI

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Good value for the price
                  • Light Weight
                  • Small
                  • Sound quality very good

                  Cons

                  • Need Iphone For Each Mic

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

                    This broadcast quality Lavalier mic can go with me anywhere/everytime because of the size. It takes up as little space as carrying headphones in your pocket. Sound quality is great and the app is very easy to use.

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                    5.0

                    Works Well

                    By El Nido Productions

                    from California

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wedding Vows

                        Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

                        I can use my iPhone as my main digital recorder now! It costs a bit more than what I've paid for my other lavs, but the fact that it works with my iPhone is a huge plus, because unlike my other recorders, it creates files that play back at the same speed at which they were recorded. Syncing audio to picture is breeze!

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                        5.0

                        Best bang for the buck.

                        By Sergio

                        from Fort Myers, Fl

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • Money saver

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Youtube

                          Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

                          Honestly the best bang for the buck. I highly suggest this RODE lavalier for those on a budget. Sounds a crisp and clear haven't had a issue with it yet.
                          A little tip, use the camera mic at the same time and start with a clap so you can match up the sound easier (got tip from youtuber fro knows photo.)

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                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By Marv

                          from NYC

                          Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

                          I'm using it right now to record a voice over. Works great on my phone and laptop.

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                          5.0

                          Absolutely thrilling...

                          By bigjoe1970

                          from Birmingham, AL

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Convenient
                          • Sound quality
                          • value

                          Cons

                          • none

                          Best Uses

                          • Video Interviews

                          Comments about Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones:

                          Bought this mic so I could use my iPhone to record audio for interviews. I have been blown away by the sound quality - particularly considering the price.

                          I used the free MicPro app to capture my audio. It allows you to easily transfer the files to your computer.

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                          Adapters

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                          Adapters allow more interconnectivity options.

                          Rode -  SC6 Dual TRRS Input and Headphone Output for Smartphones
                          • You Pay: $19.95
                           
                          Rode -  SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adaptor for smartLav
                          • You Pay: $15.00
                           

                          Wind Protection

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                          Windscreens are often lost or worn out over time. Make sure to get extra Windscreens.

                          Rode -  WS-LAV Pop Filter for Lavalier Microphones
                          • You Pay: $11.99
                           

                          Microphone Clips

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                          Microphone Clips are often lost or broken out over time. Make sure to get extra Microphone Clips.

                          Rode -  LAV-CLIP Clip Mount for Rode Lavaliers (Pack of 3)
                          • You Pay: $24.99
                           

                          Mounting

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                          Mount your mic with the appropriate hardware.

                          Rode -  invisiLav Discreet Lavalier Mounting System (3-Pack)
                          • You Pay: $18.00
                           

                          Additional Hardware

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                          Additional hardware extends the flexibility of your system.

                          Garfield -  Hush Lav - Lavalier Quieting Sleeves for Miniature Lavalier Microphones (Pack of 15) (Black)
                          • You Pay: $12.30
                           

                          Cases & Protection

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                          Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

                          Pelican -  1020 Micro Case (Clear Black)
                          • You Pay: $11.64
                           
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