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RodeMicro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole
 
4.3

(based on 163 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (123)
  • Easy to use (106)
  • Compact (93)
  • Durable (55)
  • Versatile (32)

Cons

  • Limited functions (18)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (61)
  • Professional recording (51)
  • Outdoor events / games (43)
  • Home studio (30)
  • Performances (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (83), Novice (25), Business owner (7), Professional artist (6), Film student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Exactly what I needed

I love this thing. When I am doing interviews, I prefer to put a boom mic overhead instead of doing a lav. So with this, I am easily able to attach my Rode...Read complete review

I love this thing. When I am doing interviews, I prefer to put a boom mic overhead instead of doing a lav. So with this, I am easily able to attach my Rode Video Mic Pro to it (as it is designed to fit on it) and I can go.

I recently put an Oben Ballhead on the end so I can articulate the Mic in whatever direction I need it to go.

But as it is, it's a wonderful Boom Pole for those who need something low in price, effective and professional looking. I actually carry it in my Tripod bag.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very basic, but does the job

At less than seven feet, this boom pole is not useful in every situation, but it does the job in many cases. Keep in mind this pole is NOT made to receive and...Read complete review

At less than seven feet, this boom pole is not useful in every situation, but it does the job in many cases. Keep in mind this pole is NOT made to receive and conceal the mic cable. You'll have to tie or Velcro the cable to the pole to keep it neat and out of frame.

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2.0

Inexpensive Boom Pole

By Dawn

from Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

The pole seems really stiff. It works but I will probably replace this pole in the next year. It doesn't seem to collapse all the way. But it works for my needs right now.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Functional and affordable.

By Adam

from Brooklyn

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

Three segments, easy to use. Great quality

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1.0

Horrible Boompole

By Josh

from Ohio

About Me Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Poor Performance
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

      The twist locking mechanism for this pole is the worst possible design. Not even a days worth the use the locking mechanism stopped getting tight. The pole doesn't even slide smoothly it seems to have loose and tight areas in side the pole as you extent it out. It is not worth the money. Spend the extra few dollars and get a pole that has a decent design to it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Micro Boompole - 3-Section

      By Andrea

      from Fort Myers, FL

      About Me Film Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

        I got this as a gift its really simple and easy to use, lightweight and does the job.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Rode 3-section Micro Boompole

        By Kiltedview Films

        from Texas, U.S.A.

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentary
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

          Purchased the Rode Micro Boompole for use in documentary productions and it has worked very well. It is light weight, strong and easy to extend and retract, and holds shock mounted microphone firmly. For our purposes (location interviews where a lav mic isn't practical), the shorter length works to our advantage and I'm very happy with it. Good value.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Meh. Twist locks are weird.

          By Tim

          from Athens, GA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

            I am a total amateur getting in to documentary video, and bought this to use with a shotgun mic plugged into Tascam DR40. It works. That's about it. I don't have confidence the cheesy twist locks will last. They employ an awkward mechanism where you can tighten them by twisting in either direction. There's a "sweet spot" to unlock the pole but it doesn't really make sense after years of using conventional twist locks on tripods. Not sure what Rode was thinking.
            So, as a newbie I am not ready to blow hundreds of dollars on a boom pole, but I feel like this thing is not worth the money I paid, and I should have either gone totally cheap with a painter's pole, or spent more for a pole with an internal XLR cable and better build quality.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Functional

            By Joshua

            from Cleveland, Ohio

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Limited Compatibility

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

            I've only had to use it once but it was pretty easy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good quality material

            By Daniel

            from Argentina

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

              It is very good quality and scope to be achieved. The weight is correct.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Sturdy and easy to use

              By KJ

              from Dublin Ohio

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Lacks Functionality
              • Limited Compatibility
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

              Sturdy and easy to use

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Exactly what I needed

              By Hang The Pirate

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films
                • Interviews

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                I love this thing. When I am doing interviews, I prefer to put a boom mic overhead instead of doing a lav. So with this, I am easily able to attach my Rode Video Mic Pro to it (as it is designed to fit on it) and I can go.

                I recently put an Oben Ballhead on the end so I can articulate the Mic in whatever direction I need it to go.

                But as it is, it's a wonderful Boom Pole for those who need something low in price, effective and professional looking. I actually carry it in my Tripod bag.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Everything you need in a boom pole

                By J (just the letter)

                from Wichita, KS

                About Me Business Owner, Film Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Scratches Easy

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                Anything more expensive than this is nice but not really necessary. If you are a low budget film maker this is perfect for you.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Best Pole I've held

                By Teady

                from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                Pole feels so great in my hand!

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                5.0

                Good deal

                By Jbitz

                from NYC

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                Really great reach. Comfortable to hold. Sleek look as well. No complaints.

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                4.0

                Ok for the price.

                By stickman62478

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Too Short

                Best Uses

                • Interviews
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                Good for interview type settings. I wish it was longer. I would go with the 10' Rode Boom if I had to do it over.

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                3.0

                You're Paying for the Name

                By W Michael Davis

                from Louisville, KY

                About Me Professional Videographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                This is a fine boom pole, and truth be told, it is my second after I left my first in southern Africa. It is simple and super easy to use, BUT it is not worth $. I bought this again because I didn't want the variable of a boom with which I was not familiar breaking when I needed it most and I was in a hurry, so I just bought this one again.I dislike the small thread on the end and as such you will need a thread adapter to make it work with standard mic clips. I also dislike how long it is when it is collapsed. You would image it could be a bit shorter as it is difficult to fly with.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great

                By Mike

                from Neosho, MO

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                It's very sturdy. Not as flimsy as I thought it would be. It's very lite and comfortable to hold.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great lightweight short boom!

                By Jonny Jump

                from Salt Lake City, UT

                About Me Professional Video

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Commercial Videos

                  Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                  I use this for professional small commercial video work. This small and lightweight boom is awesome! Make sure to purchase the mic holder with it. I bought the Rode PG2 and it works great! I use the Rode NTG2 mic and a 10' XLR cable. I'd recommend a couple longer XLR cables as well.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Works for a cheap boom pole

                  By Chris Seerveld

                  from New York City

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Cheap Boom Pole

                      Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                      I'd give it 4 stars but when fully extended it's a bit shakey. I've tried 2 different poles and each had the same thing. Guessing it's just the nature of a cheap boom pole. As long as you're not moving much this will work fine.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Perfect for the Money

                      By Brendan

                      from Boston, MA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                          There are certainly sturdier-built boom poles out there, but for the price this is definitely a good purchase. Very lightweight and pretty well balanced. I've used this with my NTG4+ on some run-and-gun shoots and it has worked out perfectly.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Nice pole for the price

                          By rebel844

                          from Richmond, VA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                              No issues with this unit. Good deal for the price

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