Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones

Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones

Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones

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  • 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
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Rode smartLav+ overview

  • 1Description

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 a 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 adapter to use with TRS devices
Combine with SC6 dual TRRS input adapter to use two smartLav+ with one smartphone
UPC: 698813004058
In the Box
Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones
  • Foam Pop Shield
  • Mic Clip
  • Small Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Rode smartLav+ specs

    Acoustic Principle Pressure gradient
    Active Electronics JFET
    Capsule 0.10" / 2.54 mm
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Address Type End
    Frequency Range 60 Hz to 18 kHz
    Output Impedance 3 kOhms Typical
    Signal to Noise Ratio 67 dB
    Maximum SPL 110 dB SPL (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 kOhm load)
    Maximum Output Level 189.0 dBu (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 kOhm 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
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.354 x 3.307 x 0.787"

    Rode smartLav+ reviews

    smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 143.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great but hardly perfect! The product when working and having no connectivity issues works great for the price and for an iPhone, but with that being said I used it for a paying job b because the iPhone 6s Plus 4K footage was more than adequate, but having a client speaking for 20 minutes to only realize the mic stopped working and we had to shoot it ALL again was not cool whatsoever! So who knows if something not playing nicely on my iPhone with an app, etc, but my iPhone was in airplane mode with every app shut down after restarting the phone and still happening. So I would never use this seriously again and lesson learned the hard way. You do get what you pay for.
    Date published: 2016-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Darned Impressive! Clear, clean, pro-grade audio. Here's a tip: since the mic uses a four-conductor plug, it cuts out the built-in speakers on my smartphone, and will likely do the same on most other phones. So you need to unplug the mic to playback your recording. You can get an adapter made by Rode to allow you to use stereo headphones at the same time as this mic, but I solved my playback problem by using a Bluetooth speaker (I had a JBL Clip 2 handy) along with the mic. Just make sure you adjust the Bluetooth settings in your phone to only use the BT speaker for media playback and disallow phone functions (mic) of the speaker. Hope that helps!
    Date published: 2017-09-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for... Love the company though I can't stress this enough, if your going to purchase a lavalier for recording dialogue of any kind and typically Lav's are used for interviews and broadcast news, etc., spend your money on a better microphone, such as the Rode Lavalier Microphone B&H # ROLAV MFR # LAVALIER. You always get what you pay for, the smartLav+s noise levels are intolerable and that's what you get for $$, so spend the $$for an excellent Lav from the same company.Or if you want to go the distance, give the RodeLink Wireless Filmmaker Kit for $$, though I haven't tested it yet, though bet it's closer to their $$Lav.
    Date published: 2015-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and about that most liked negative review. EXCELLENT! First a note on the most Liked 1 Star negative review, everything this person complains about in his 5 jacked recordings are simply his fault, firstly your phone shouldn't be set to sleep it should be on OFF NEVER so it doesn't go to sleep, not Rodes fault. Second if the connection is coming out then either you have a bad connection on your iPhone or you should be taping a little strain relief loop on to the back of your phone and a little tape so it doesn't come out if accidentally tugged. Also with the Rode SC3 adapter you could plug this low noise Rode Smartlav+ marvel directly into a portable recorder instead of your phone for your talent to put in their back pocket. It's a great mic and sounds on a par with the Sennheiser ME2 and you don't have to go wireless.
    Date published: 2015-08-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2014-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Mic. Amazing price Every mic I've ever owned has been Rode and I've never been dissapointed. Working with wireless mic's is tricky and if you dont know what your doing can jeopardize projects sound. Rodes plug and play ability takes all the variables out of the equation. The quality is amazing, even in harsh wind. I almost purchased a lesser quality/cheaper mic and at the last second went with my gut and got this. Salesman super helpful with proper accessories. Very satisfied. Highly recommended. Oh it also plug right into iphone for interview type stuff. Super versatile. Very happy with this purchase.
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not bad, just not that good. I am an event videographer and there are times that I need to capture sound bites from key people to add to my videos. I have used this mic on several shoots with a zoom h1. I had high hopes, but I'm not sure why. It's quick and dirty audio. You should really only be using this to scout locations or to record notes as you are filming. You could spend time cleaning up the audio and make it sound decent enough, but it would be better to just spend more and do it better from the start. If you're in a similar line of work I would recommend spending a bit more money and getting the zoom h5 instead of the h1 with this mic. You can just use a clamp with a screw mount and record with the included mic and the results would be better.
    Date published: 2016-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality!! I almost thought this would be too good to be true. A small lavalier mic that simply connects to my iPhone and gives me the professional studio quality?? YES! I like the fact that it's simple to use. Rode has an app for $ that is compatible with this mic but it also works perfectly with any voice recorder on the iPhone. I have Garageband which is even better since I can adjust equalization and mic levels. Sound is crystal clear and virtually no setup or special software to make it work. Saved me hundreds of dollars from buying a wireless mic system.
    Date published: 2016-02-08
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