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RodeDead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield
 
4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

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    (33)

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    (13)

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    (3)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (44)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Improves performance (32)
  • Well built / quality (27)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting outdoors (35)
    • Home movies (17)
    • Travel (16)
    • Shooting indoors (5)
    • Upgrade (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (18), Film professional (12), Aspiring film maker (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (36)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    purchased for Zoom H2N

    For the price, you can't beat this wind shield and it fits perfectly on my Zoom H2N. It does a much better job than the typical foam wind screen.

    For the price, you can't beat this wind shield and it fits perfectly on my Zoom H2N. It does a much better job than the typical foam wind screen.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Quality doesn't meet my expection

    It does its job, but the quality is not very good. The fur has hair loss problem. It looks flimsy too. If there is another choice with higher quality, I won't buy...Read complete review

    It does its job, but the quality is not very good. The fur has hair loss problem. It looks flimsy too. If there is another choice with higher quality, I won't buy this.

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    5.0

    Almost alive

    By Davy B

    from Bartlett, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

        So realistic! But fortunately made out of synthetic materials. Nicely made, fits snugly, hair is pretty dense and provides good wind filtration.

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        4.0

        Snug!

        By JackRack

        from Annapolis, MD.

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

          Got this for my Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro. Haven't had cause to use it yet and my only observation is that it is a two handed, rather lengthy, task to assemble it over the mic. Other than that it seems well made and seemingly fit for it's intended purpose. That is to reduce wind noise.

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          3.0

          Quality doesn't meet my expection

          By Liang

          from Sunnyvale, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Flimsy Design

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

          It does its job, but the quality is not very good. The fur has hair loss problem. It looks flimsy too. If there is another choice with higher quality, I won't buy this.

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          5.0

          Perfect fit

          By BobLee

          from NC

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Replacement
            • Shooting Outdoors
            • Travel
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

            Works great! Easy to use! Superior wind protection!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Dead Kitten Essential for Outdoor Micing

            By Frank Beacham

            from New York City

            About Me Video Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Protects From Wind Gusts
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

            If you use the Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro on a DSLR as I do, you will find the Rode Dead Kitten Wind Shield essential for outdoor work. You never know when a gust of wind will overload the mic and cause you to lose the shot. At under $[$], this wind screen is cheap protection against gusts of wind. I keep it on all the time. It should come with the microphone since it's very necessary.

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            5.0

            Wind Shield

            By Say Anything Photography and Videography

            from Bloomington, Illinois

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

              Easy to use. Works great.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Wind Shield!

              By Wild Man Mark

              from Silverton, CO

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Interface With Camcorder
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Outdoors
                • Travel
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                Dead Kitten fits nice and snug over the foam (wind shield?) of my Rode-NT4. Works great in any wind under about 20-25mph!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Excellent results at great price

                By msidoric

                from austin, tx usa

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                • No Protective Bag

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Outdoors

                Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                Excellent density and variable length of fur yields excellent wind noise suppression. Very pleased with the wind reduction, and audio transparency.

                The Wind Shield is very well-made, and easy to attack over the Zoom recorder's X-Y internal microphones.

                Minus one star for not having a cheap plastic bag or box that would protect the shield when not in use.

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                5.0

                I love dead kittens

                By Jake the Photo and Video Nerd

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                  A solid windscreen, this definitely helps. I'm glad I added it when I bought my Rode mic.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Really kills wind noise

                  By Rob Light

                  from west Texas

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                        I put this on a Behringer condenser mice with a foam windscreen. It did an amazing job of cutting out wind noise. The foam screen seemed to do very little. I left it on because the Dead Kitten is made for a larger mic. This is a long term installation so I zip tied the Dead Kitten to the mic to make sure it does not blow off.

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                        5.0

                        Good Kitty

                        By JoeD

                        from Winston-Salem NC

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Improves Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                          WOrks great! i used it on two windy nights on an H4n and was able to manage. I also took it up on a local mountain on a windy day and was able to fit the foam shield under the Kitten for even more dampening.

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                          5.0

                          Eliminates wind

                          By Tangent

                          from Pueblo, CO

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                            Most sites in Colorado have at least some breeze. My D7100 mics are so sensitive they are practically useless outside. The Dead Kitten virtually eliminates the problem with strong breezes or winds.

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                            5.0

                            Awesome!!

                            By Alumni Productions

                            from Norman, OK

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Interface With Camcorder
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                              Blocks wind very well and ver portable. Works for a few different size small mics. Good to have if you are flowing from inside to outside shooting. Quickly covers mic and easy to take off and fits in pocket.

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                              5.0

                              Furry

                              By Sherwinat0r

                              from San Diego, CA

                              Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                              Get this when you get a video mic for your camera. It's a must when filming outside when it's windy.

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                              5.0

                              Works Great

                              By Brookbank Road

                              from Near Chicago

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                                Works great and seems to stop the winder interference.

                                I purchased this in a kit with the Stereo VideoMic Pro. Use it for taping out door marching band performances. Usually from the top of the press box there is a lot of wind and this has been an issue for a number of years. I also have a VideoMic Pro shotgun equipped with a similar screen.

                                My daughter was concerned about the name but I explained it was artificial fur and everything was good.

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                                5.0

                                sethbwood@gmail.com

                                By Seth

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                                  I use this with my Zoom H4N. It fits perfect and gives great performance in windy condition. For the price you can't go wrong.

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                                  5.0

                                  very cute

                                  By Kyle Bird

                                  from Montreal

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quality Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Movies
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                                    im happy anyway

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Good product

                                    By PaulS

                                    from London, United Kingdom

                                    About Me Technically Challenged

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Performance
                                    • Quality Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Outdoors

                                      Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                                      I use this on my Sony M10 recorder, it's much better than the Rycote windshield made specifically for the M10. What's good about it is it's far more effective, larger and more elastic. The Rycote keeps slipping off, this one doesn't, I can pull it half over the recorder if needed, and it will also fit on several microphones I have - good value too.

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                                      4.0

                                      Excellent windscreen

                                      By Doc

                                      from Hattiesburg, MS

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                      • Improves Performance
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Movies
                                        • Shooting Outdoors
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                                        Like most kittens, it sheds-keep it isolated from camerra and lenses. It looks a little strange but works great.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Works like it should

                                        By YNPpro

                                        from Carlsbad, Ca

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Shooting Outdoors

                                          Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                                          Easy to use and would buy again. It would be nice if microphone could be designed not to need one.

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                                          • No

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