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RodeMicro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole
 
4.3

(based on 128 reviews)

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    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (103)
  • Easy to use (86)
  • Compact (76)
  • Durable (55)
  • Versatile (32)

Cons

  • Limited functions (18)
  • 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)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Boompole for the Price

This is a sturdy and solidly built boompole. For $[*], it does what it needs to do. It extends further than expected and still hold fairly strong when fully extended. The...Read complete review

This is a sturdy and solidly built boompole. For $[*], it does what it needs to do. It extends further than expected and still hold fairly strong when fully extended. The grip is one of it's best features. Really comfortable.My only gripe is that it didn't fit my shock mount. I fixed that by getting a 3/8" coupler at Lowes and Frankensteining it together. Works perfectly though now.

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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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4.0

Awesome, Cheap Price

By James

from Philadelphia, PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Studio

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

    Light weight, perfect to use with the Auray Boom Pole Holder.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great for what it's made for.

    By Nick

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Business Owner, Film Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films

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

      This is not made for large scale productions as it is a smaller boom pole but it is perfect for independent work and smaller scale productions. Love it. Small, lightweight and fun!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      It is what it is...

      By Andrew Munsell

      from Brighton, CO

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

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

        I ordered the "package" for my Rode mic and the boom pole came with it. I don't have much need for the pole but it is well constructed and would work great if I needed a boom pole. This is the only reason why I didn't give it a 5.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Solid Boom Pole

        By PJ

        from NY/NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Light weight and sturdy boom pole for a great low budget price. Only drawback is that I had to make a run to HomeDepot to grab an adapter thread to be able to hook it up to the microphone clip. A 20 minute round trip for a $ attachment. Would have been great if it came with it but not a deal breaker.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Rode micro boompole

            By Aidin

            from Upstate NY

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

            The rode micro boom pole was one of the best purchases that I have made as in indie filmmaker. It has solid construction and due to it being a retractable and extendable it is perfect for almost all uses in run and gun shooting. The only con that I have found about this product is that sometimes the arms will not lock into place but this is most likely due to user error. Overall this was a good purchase to use with my road video Mic

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            5.0

            Great value

            By Tony P

            from Ormond Beach Florida

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

            Great value for money. I use a Rode NTG-1 microphone with this pole and mostly at full extension. That is where I would expect to see flaws in a cheaper pole but this pole performs brilliantly. No more flexing than you would expect and very comfortable handgrip. I see another reviewer mentioned that he could not attach his microphone to the pole but the pole I received had plenty of thread to screw my mic mount to.
            I am very happy with the pole only be prepared to also purchase the boom pole clips as well. The audio cable from the microphone does not run through tbd middle of the pole.

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            4.0

            Wonderful for its price

            By Drew

            from Austin, TX

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Bought for one time use on a doc. It is very easy to adjust. It isn't long enough to be the primary boom in someone's package, but for quick run and gun, it is very easy to handle.

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                4.0

                Convenient

                By Dmpprod

                from NYC

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

                Great price, useful in a pinch!

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                4.0

                nice little boom

                By Jgarcia_mix

                from Dallas,TX

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events

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

                work good , lightweight but look like will break easily.

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                4.0

                Good enough

                By JR Puff n stuff

                from Peoria, AZ

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events

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

                  I use this product as rookie filmmaker with almost no cash flow. The nice thing about this product is that its pretty durable and works how its supposed to. It's also a pretty good price, so you get a better cash value than some cheaper products. Whats not so good however is that for me area to hold feels a little awkward compared to more expensive brands that I've borrowed.

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                  4.0

                  Good Boompole for low budget

                  By Max

                  from Seattle

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

                  I like the way rode only included the bare necessities on this product. It had a comfortable grip and long enough reach for most projects.

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                  4.0

                  Good but flimsy

                  By Cman

                  from Indiana

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

                  I bought this to replace my DIY pole, and I can say it outperforms it by miles. But there are two problems with it. the first is that when fully extended it becomes a little flimsy. And the second is that the sections are small so that to use the foam grip you must keep your hands very close together, which can be awkward at times. But for the money this a good choice. It breaks down to be small enough to fit almost anywhere. It a perfect addition to the rode videomic.

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                  4.0

                  Decent boom pole

                  By Will

                  from Foslom

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

                  If the Rode label wasn't on there it would be cheaper. But the quality of the metal, foam, and overall construction is great. The paint scratches easily but doesn't peel off so it doesn't matter too much.

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                  4.0

                  Solid Boompole for the Price

                  By Reel Media Studios

                  from Virginia Beach

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Decent Extension
                  • Great Grip
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Had To Buy Mount Adapter

                  Best Uses

                  • Field recording
                  • Studio Recording
                  • Video Production

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

                  This is a sturdy and solidly built boompole. For $[*], it does what it needs to do. It extends further than expected and still hold fairly strong when fully extended. The grip is one of it's best features. Really comfortable.My only gripe is that it didn't fit my shock mount. I fixed that by getting a 3/8" coupler at Lowes and Frankensteining it together. Works perfectly though now.

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                  3.0

                  Ridiculous Thread Size

                  By Joe

                  from Toronto CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Missing Cable Clips
                    • Wrong Thread Size

                    Best Uses

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

                      The pole is fine except for some unexpected design flaws. Its a boom pole, which is suppose to be compatible with Rode NTG2, but its not! You have to buy a special mic clip, since it does not work with the standard mic clip that comes with the NTG2. Thought to warn others as all the advertising and others reviews this extra pain was not mentioned. And also it does not have cable clips, so you'll want to add lib, grippers tape I think is one option. Its light weight and good for me as I have a female boom pole operator who likes its weight & size.

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                      3.0

                      lightweight inexpensive boom pole

                      By Art Draco

                      from Montgomery, Alabama

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Limited Functions

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording

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

                      I use the boom pole to help record audio for inexpensive web commercials and house videos. It does what it says. It is lightweight, inexpensive, extendable and easy to use. It is great to get you by but as soon as I can afford it I will upgrade. You have to make sure your cord is secure around your pole or it will hit against the pole and you will record the noise. The head is fixed. You can not adjust the direction it is pointing except by moving the pole.

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                      5.0

                      Great Boompole

                      By Jaymon

                      from New Orleans

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

                      I love this micro Boompole! It's so convenient and easy to use. My rode mics hook up securely and easily. It's sturdy and reliable. I highly recommend!

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                      4.0

                      Versatile Boompole

                      By Evan

                      from LA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          This boompole is skinny, lightweight, and quick to setup. It comes with a nice foam grip for easy (and shock-free) handling, and can extent to a surprisingly long length. I was reluctant to buy a boompole that wasn't quite as long as some of the others, but I have been happily surprised by the versatility of this one. The only reason I don't give 5 stars is because it has no internal wiring for an XLR cable.

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                          4.0

                          Just what I needed - Almost

                          By Workman Productions

                          from Orem, UT

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Recording

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

                            I do a lot of interviews and I don't live to use lavs, so having a good boom pole is important to secure the shotgun mic. This sturdy pole was just the right size and has enough strength to get the job done right.

                            The only downside was that I needed to get an adapter to attach my stabilizer. Other than that, it was everything I could want.

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                            5.0

                            Good and sturdy

                            By Eko

                            from Winter Park, Fl

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                I got the micro boom pole with the Rode videomic and it attached nice and easy and there is minimal to no noise travel while in use. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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