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RODE SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones with TRRS Connections

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RODE SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones with TRRS Connections
Key Features
  • For ENG, EFP & Vlogging
  • Low-Profile Lapel Mic
  • Windshield, Clip & Durable Cable
  • Compatible with Built-In Mobile Apps
If you're looking for a compact, easy-to-use lapel mic that plugs right into a phone's TRRS jack, the Rode SmartLav+ is the microphone for you. This mic offers a broadcast-quality sound in a tiny form factor, and can record to many phones and devices that offer 3.5mm TRRS connectivity.
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RODE smartLav+ Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Great for the Field
  • 3Handy Includes
  • 4Easy to Use
  • 5Compatible App

If you're looking for a compact, easy-to-use lapel mic that plugs right into a phone's TRRS jack, the Rode SmartLav+ is the microphone for you. This mic offers a broadcast-quality sound in a tiny form factor, and can record to many phones and devices that offer 3.5mm TRRS connectivity.

No controls are on hand, which streamlines the process: simply clamp the mic to your subject (or yourself), plug the mic into the phone, and start recording. The mic will work with any app that records audio, including the built-in iOS Voice Memo App—but when you pair it with the iOS Rode Reporter APP, you'll have access to a wide array of mixing, editing, and exporting tools. Perfect for electronic field production, run-and-gun news reporting, or simple mobile vlogs, the mic comes with a windshield, a durable clip, and a Kevlar-reinforced cable.

Note:
For devices outfitted with iOS lightning ports, the SmartLav+ can make the connection using the standard TRRS to Lightning adapter kit, available separately.
Great for the Field
The mic is easily hidden, but it offers an omnidirectional polar pattern that ensures you'll get an even sound at any angle of address. This makes it great for run-and-gun sound pickup.
Handy Includes
The included windshield protects against plosives. The clamp makes mounting the mic a cinch. The cable is durable, being reinforced with Kevlar, so you won't find it breaking on you in the field. When you're done, store everything in the included carrying pouch.
Easy to Use
The mic offers no controls and operates in the analog domain. This makes operation a breeze: simply plug it in and play. There's no software to install to make it compatible with your phone-unless you want to achieve extra functionalities, such as the ones highlighted in the next feature.
Compatible App
The SmartLav+ is compatible with any audio app that accepts input from the headset connection; however, it has been designed to pair perfectly with Rode's Rec app for Apple iOS devices. Rode Rec turns the user's iOS device into a fully featured field recorder, with a wide range of equalization presets to suit various recording situations, in addition to professional editing functions and the ability to publish to SoundCloud and Dropbox direct from the app.
UPC: 698813004058

RODE smartLav+ Specs

Microphone
Form FactorLavalier
Sound FieldMono
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Diaphragm0.10" / 2.54 mm
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
High-Pass FilterNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL110 dB SPL
Impedance3 Kilohms
Sensitivity-35 dB
Dynamic Range83 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio67 dB
Equivalent Noise Level27 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS (on Attached Cable)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Operating Voltage2.7 V (Plug-In Power)
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingAlligator Clip (Included)
DimensionsH: 0.18 x W: 0.18 x L: 46.5" / H: 0.46 x W: 0.46 x L: 118.1 cm (Mic and Cable)
Weight0.21 oz / 6 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.95 x 3.25 x 0.75"

RODE smartLav+ Reviews

Great but get an extension

By Aniela
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-05

Great mic. Clear sound but to get extra use out of it, I suggest purchasing a TRRS to TRS adaptor. Now so can also use it with my Rode Go II. I also picked up a TRRS extension so that I can be further from my phone, otherwise I found that it's a bit too short at times.

Good mic

By Caleb
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-08

I bought this having used other Rode mics, but I didn't realize until after I purchased it you need the TRS adapter to use it on a camera or mobile recording device. I'd still get it if I had to again.

Mic preliminary review

By Joseph
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-29

Small mic that clip on in order to close to the sound of one's voice. This needs to be tested at several feet away from phone location for my final approval of mic.

Works fine

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

My first lavalier mic. The mic is good. Tried it on my phone and my recorder. Sounds a bit muddy in the low end, but it's EQ-able and for the price I can't complain. The wire seems coated to avoid kinking, nice touch. The clip is a little kludgy - you need to push the wire in the side slot pretty hard to get it to stay, but you can use some athletic tape to hold that too. Overall I'm satisfied.

GREAT product! Would buy again.

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

The Rode smartlav+ does WONDERS for me, as I use it as a weekly vlogger for my YouTube channel. It's so small and so fast and easy to setup! Would definitely recommend it to my friends, and would DEFINITELY buy again.

Good microphone

By Mani
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-14

I have a few types of Rode microphones. The quality of sound is superb but I dislike the clamp which can be too tough on clothes.

Great mic great price

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-28

The Rode SmartLav+ was recommended to me by a fellow video collaborator and it works great. It has a nice full sound with little to no z noise. It's priced right. The adapter connects to my DSLR and the quality through the computer is great.

Exactly What I Needed

By Caleb
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

I bought this lav to use with my smartphone (which requires an adapter, as I do not have a headphone jack). It performs exactly as advertised, I would absolutely buy it again.

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Asked by: Natalie
I’ve only used the smartlav, I do wedding videography, along with the rode rec app for my iphone its a life saver. No more wireless interference
Answered by: Tim
Date published: 2020-06-14

Is the Rode SmartLav compatible with iphone 8?

Is the Rode SmartLav compatible with iphone 8?
Asked by: Kelly
Yes, but you'll have to use your lightning converter that came with your phone. I have two Rode SmartLav's and I used mine with my iPhone 8, then my iPhone X and now my iPhone 12 Pro. I host an Amazon Prime travel show called "Places to Go" and it is the lav that you'll see clipped to my shirts except I also have the TRRS to TRS converter so that I can use it with non-phone recorders such as the Sony PCM-A10 used for most of the filming.
Answered by: Matthew
Date published: 2021-05-17

Can you record from your iphone with the lavalier ...

Can you record from your iphone with the lavalier plugged in at the same time?
Asked by: Richard
No as soon as you plug a microphone to your smartphone, the smartphones microphone turns off immediately.
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-04

Can I use this to recorded directly into USB-C ...

Can I use this to recorded directly into USB-C iPad Pro and USB-C Mac, assuming use with the Apple USB-C to 3.5mm adapter?
Asked by: Christie
Yes.
Answered by: james
Date published: 2021-02-24

question

Works with sony transmitter?
Asked by: Felipe
The Rode SmartLav's TRRS connector is only compatible with the mic/headphone jack on a smartphone. Not compatible with wireless mic systems.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

(This question is in regards to the Rode Rec app.) How much free storage space would I need on my iPhone to record approximately 30 minutes of audio?
Asked by: Anonymous
Output in multiple formats including WAV, MP3, AIFF, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC and more. The memory used will be dependent upon the codec used. So recorded in standard Apple file format at 128kbps will yield a file size of about 28MB which is .028GB.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Will this mic work when it's directly plugged into a Zoom H1?
Asked by: Dan
The Smartlav+ features a 3.5mm TRRS connector not directly compatible with standard audio recorder inputs. An adapter such as the Rode SC3 is required.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Can the nut at the end of the jack be removed so ...

Can the nut at the end of the jack be removed so that it can plug into a 3.5 mm lockable transmitter?
Asked by: David
Not without cutting and rewiring.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-18
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