Rode VideoMic Me Directional Mic for Smartphones

Rode VideoMic Me Directional Mic for Smartphones

Rode VideoMic Me Directional Mic for Smartphones

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  • Lightweight at Only 1.2 Ounces
  • Flexible Mounting Bracket
  • 3.5mm TRRS Connector
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack on Rear
  • Includes Furry Windshield
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The VideoMic Me from RODE is a compact and lightweight directional microphone that connects directly to the iPhone TRRS microphone/headphone socket. It can be used to capture audio for primary camera or front camera (selfie) use with its flexible mounting bracket and will accommodate a wide range of smartphones.

The VideoMic Me features a 3.5mm headphone jack on the rear that allows for play-through of audio while recording (app dependent) as well as easy playback of your videos without having to remove the mic. It includes a deluxe furry windshield for shooting outdoors or in adverse weather conditions.

UPC: 698813004478
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Rode VideoMic Me Directional Mic for Smartphones
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Furry Windshield
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (Extended to 2-Years with Registration)
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    Rode VIDEOMIC ME Specs

    Acoustic Principle Pressure-gradient
    Active Electronics JFET impedance converter
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Address Type End
    Frequency Range 100 Hz to 20 kHz
    Maximum SPL 140 dB SPL (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1-kOhm load)
    Sensitivity -33.0 dB re 1 V Pascal (22.00 mV @ 94 dB SPL) ±2 dB @ 1 kHz
    Equivalent Noise 20 dB-A
    Output Connection 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS mini-jack
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.5 x 0.8 x 3.1" / 38 x 21 x 80 mm
    Weight 1.2 oz / 34 g
    Packaging Infofdarxdaevd
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.1 x 2.6"

    Rode VIDEOMIC ME Reviews

    VideoMic Me Directional Mic for Smartphones is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 102.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you care about audio I shoot a lot of videos of my 2 daughters (3 & 1 year-olds) with my iPhone, and while video quality is more than acceptable, I didn't like the audio quality, especially in outdoors. With this mic, I get superior audio quality. It may not be too noticeable in controlled settings, but you will definitely see how sound behind the camera is significantly softer. I haven't tested outside yet, but I know its quality because I have been using VideoMicro for some time now. One suggestion is that I wish there was a case for the mic, since I usually carry it in my pocket, and I don't want it to get dirty or dusty in the headphone jack.
    Date published: 2015-12-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Idea, but mine didn't work very well. I love Rode products. The VideoMic Me is ideal for iPhones, especially outdoors. For closeup selfies inside, the difference is minimal. More noticeable difference further away and when the mic is rear facing while shooting forwards. Outside with the included dead cat wind protection, it does a fantastic job of blocking out the wind noise. Unfortunately, mine had sporadic ticking and buzzing that ruined the audio. Thanks to B&H, I've sent it back for replacement. I like this product so I hope the next one works better.
    Date published: 2015-12-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Maybe i just got a bad one? I film most of my YT reviews with a phone and the one thing that has always been lacking is the audio. I needed to find something that would improve the audio quality of my videos and this looked like the solution. Unfortunately the very first time i used this it recorded a "popping" noise and ruined the first takes i had done. I am not an A/V expert by any means, but i replicated this result with two other phones so i doubt this issue is user created. I submitted a request to exchange this for a functional one, and i will be glad to update my review once the exchange is completed and i test the mic again.
    Date published: 2017-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Using Sony Xperia Z5 without crackling/poping! Hey everybody. I bought this microphone for vlogging. And I was sad when tested it with my Sony Xperia Z5. There were cracking/poping sound. I returned it and get another one. The same thing. Then I found on Sony forum, that you should put your phone in Flight mode. And so I did. Now there is no cracking/poping sounds. It works perfectly. Love the product very good. It is great microphone, but of course it is RODE. I hope i helped to anyone.
    Date published: 2016-12-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Need a lightning/USB-C model So easy to use, just clip it on and drastically improve your audio. Not a fault of this product, but most phones are doing away with the 3.5mm jack. Would love a lightning and USB-C model. I've used this on iPhones and Android. iPhone worked with standard camera app. My Pixel XL and Motorola Play did not work in the default app. I needed to install Cinema FV-5 to film with it. Check to make sure that your phone has a 3.5mm jack on the OPPOSITE end of the camera lens or else the fuzzy windbreak will be in your shot.
    Date published: 2018-02-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent pocket Microphone Works like a CHARM! Excellent for Facebook live or just recording with your phone Android or otherwise. Interference if you're trying to live broadcast while inside an airplane, but fine anywhere else. I use it with my android phone and my wifes iphone. Always keep it around, handy when doing a home movie and want to focus on the sounds of my loved ones rather than the ambient noises. Does not cancel everything out, so it makes for GREAT videos with just enough background. Not sounding like it was recorded in a booth or bubble. Will NOT work with a GoPro and Adadpter, you need a TRS Mic for that and this one is TRRS. You CAN always get a TRS to TRRS adapter, but it's just easier to get Rode VideoMic Micro.
    Date published: 2017-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Put your phone in airplane mode! I gave this mic a bad review a few days ago becuase there was all kinds of static in videos made with my iphone 6 plus. Got in touch with with Rode directly. They suggested putting the phone in airplane mode. Holy smokes! What a difference. This instruction should be in bold letters on the packaging. The videos sound great now.
    Date published: 2017-02-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stopped working after 4.5 months Initially it worked great. The difference in audio was very noticeable. However, after approximately 4 months, the unit stopped working. No sound records into my phone. There aren't any moving parts or batteries to the unit; it's plug and play. I have contacted Rode and have authorized a return and repair.
    Date published: 2017-01-06
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