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RODE smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone Kit with SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adapter

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RODE smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone Kit with SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adapter
Key Features
  • Includes Rode smartLav+ Microphone
  • Includes SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adapter
  • Converts TRRS to TRS
  • Use smartLav+ with TRS-Outfitted Devices
Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, this Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone Kit lets you pair your smartLav+ with DSLR cameras as well as other devices that only accept a TRS connection.
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RODE smartLav+ Overview

Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, this Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone Kit lets you pair your smartLav+ with DSLR cameras as well as other devices that only accept a TRS connection.

The smartLav sports a TRRS connection, which makes it compatible with most smartphones that have 3.5mm input jacks. However, many recording systems are not outfitted with TRRS jacks—instead, their 3.5mm input is a TRS jack.

Luckily this kit solves these issues by providing you with a Rode SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adapter.

Note:
For devices outfitted with iOS lightning ports, the SmartLav+ can make the connection using the standard TRRS to Lightning adapter kit, available separately.
RODE SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones with TRRS Connections

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 SC3 3.5mm TRRS Female to 3.5mm Right-Angle TRS Male Adapter Cable

The Rode SC3 adapter cable is designed to connect a smartphone-compatible microphone that's equipped with a 3.5mm TRRS output connector to the 3.5mm TRS input of a camera or audio recorder.

The SC3 features color-coded connectors that are gold-plated to preserve audio quality. It can be used with the Rode smartLav+ and VideoMic Me, as well as mics from other manufacturers.

The cable is terminated with a 3.5mm TRRS female connector at one end and a 3.5mm TRS right-angled male connector at the other.

UPC: 698813003198

RODE SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smartphones with TRRS Connections Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldMono
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Diaphragm0.10" / 2.54 mm
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
High-Pass FilterNone
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
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 SC3 3.5mm TRRS Female to 3.5mm Right-Angle TRS Male Adapter Cable Specs

Connector 11/8" (3.5 mm) Female TRRS, gold-plated
Connector 21/8" (3.5 mm) Male TRS, gold-plated
Dimensions1.2 x 0.4 x 6.7" (30 x 10 x 170 mm)
Weight0.7 oz (20 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.04 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.05 x 2.8 x 0.9"

RODE smartLav+ Reviews

Sounds boxy and distorted

By Alex
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-02

Not a very good sounding mic for me. Look for reviews and listen for yourself, but it sounds boxy and noisy in terms of low end distortion. It makes the speech sound less clear than say a dynamic mic plugged into a cheap preamp. I don't recommend.

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.

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.

Clean clear and crisp

By Veronica
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-20

I'm so glad I got this Rhode lav, sounds crisp and clear. Shipping was super fast too.

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.

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