Rode PinMic Wearable Microphone

Rode PinMic Wearable Microphone

Rode PinMic Wearable Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Detachable Capsule & Backplate
  • Attaches to Material Without Clips
  • Kevlar Reinforced Cable
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • RØDE MiCon Connector
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The RØDE PinMic Wearable Microphone delivers a patented mounting system that surpasses traditional lavalier microphones, and enables flexible mounting in all applications. The PinMic features a detachable capsule and backplate system. Simply place the backplate to the inside of an article of clothing or other material, and reattach the capsule to the three pins on the backplate.

In addition to its convenient mounting system, the PinMic's miniature condenser capsule features an omnidirectional polar pattern and audio fidelity well suited for professional recording, broadcast applications, live sound and more. The PinMic includes a rugged Kevlar reinforced cable, water resistant pop filter, mini-furry, cable management clip and rugged storage case.

The RØDE PinMic features a detachable capsule head that mounts onto three pins on the microphone backplate
The MiCon connector system provides seamless integration between all of RØDE's compact wearable microphones and a wide range of wireless systems
Water resistant case provides rugged and secure protection for the microphone, cables and accessories
UPC: 698813001576
In the Box
Rode PinMic Wearable Microphone
  • Impact Resistant Storage Case
  • Water Resistant Pop Filter
  • Mini-Furry
  • Shielded Detachable Kevlar Reinforced Cable
  • Lapel Style Cable Management Clip
  • Adjustment Tools
  • 5 Year Warranty
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    Rode PinMic specs

    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Frequency Response 60Hz to 18kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Signal noise ratio 69dB
    Equivalent noise 25dBA SPL (per IEC651)
    Maximum Input Sound Level Maximum SPL 110dB (clipping SPL)
    Power Requirements Min 2V - Max 5V through MiCon wireless adaptors
    P48 through MiCon XLR adaptor
    Output Impedance 3kΩ Typical
    Output Connectors MiCon XLR Adaptor
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 0.62 x 0.86 x 1.29" (16 x 22 x 33mm)
    Weight 0.35oz (10g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 4.2 x 1.8"

    Rode PinMic reviews

    PinMic Wearable Microphone is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works well when it works... This is a great idea, it fits comfortably and is very well hidden. Also, the Micon connectors allow you to record with any kind input. The sound quality is good enough, but not great in my opinion. I would have given it three stars if the capsule connection was more reliable. If it comes even the slightest bit loose, the signal is lost. And God help you if it pops off... Chances are you'll never find it. Don't get this if you shoot weddings or events. Studio interviews less risky, because you can always reset if needed. All things considered, this is a great idea from Rode. We just need one that is more durable with a more secure capsule connection.
    Date published: 2013-01-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Innovative design For those of you who hate clothing noise and going through all the mounting processes to reduce it, this mic is amazing! Easy to use, easy to hide in plain sight (depending on garment of course) and absolutely zero clothing noise. I'm not sure about the availability of extra mesh covers but it would be nice to add about 10 of them and paint them different colors or sew buttons to them. I fear for the ability of the mic element to pop off of the leads as there is no mechanism that securely locks it in place. It feels like it goes on pretty solid and will likely stay there...but we all know actors are pretty careless and cause many wonderful problems with our gear :) I definitely see this mic becoming a very useful tool in my kit for getting decently clean audio without taking a lot of time to mount it under actors clothing.
    Date published: 2011-05-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible I've used this product over a year. When it works, it's great, but It's very flaky. After 6 months or so the recording would start fine but randomly have static spikes and stop/start recording every few minutes. Rode troubleshooted the problem and send me a new one. A few months went by and the new one had the same issue and failed me on an important interview. Do not get this product, I believe it is fundamentally flawed!
    Date published: 2014-12-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a Mess! I barely use these. I own two. They're very unpredictable. The pin mic has already gone bad on one. The micon connector when bad on one as well. The pin mic came off during a wedding once and I lost the mic. Rode has been great to work with and have replaced the bad one. But, I'm already having problems with it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it's static sounding.
    Date published: 2015-10-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great alternative to a clip on mic Good sound quality, great for those outfits where a clip on lavalier will not work. Be careful with the connection to the Micon pin. When taking if off, make certain the sleeve on the Micon does not come with the mic wire. Rode was quick to replace the Micon, but it is prone to turn with the mic wire, so pay attention or you will break the wire inside the micon adapter. The MiCon system is now my standard. One set of mics, mini pins and XLR connectors. Every manfacturer should be doing this.
    Date published: 2012-04-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Outstanding quality but a few flaws. When the stock lav mic on my sennheiser evolution series went down I decided to make a new purchase. A friend told me about the pinmic and I was sold after visiting the Rode website. Got it in the mail and tested it out. I'm a event shooter not a audio professional but to my ears the quality was outstanding. I would definitely recommend this to a friend just on that point alone. BUT! this mic is not perfect. The fuzzy windscreen is complete trash. It does not fit on properly and the wind still penetrates thru so its kind of pointless. But the regular wind screen screws on fine and does its job. The construction seems solid so far but I was always a little nervous the mic would just pop off and I would be screwed but it didn't! I would be very nervous to use this on a sports player it seems like it would pop off if hit the right way. I use this on grooms for wedding videography and works perfectly. BE WARE it definitely leaves 3 holes where the mic was. I would NOT use this mic on my own expensive suit jacket but rentals are fair game. Also you have to stay away from thick clothing, the pinmic just made it thru a suit jacket any thicker it would have been sketchy. But the design of this mic makes it very easy to get creative and hide it in many places you never thought of. I do own this. I get great results. I do recommend it. It is not perfect.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from sounds good - no clothing sounds The mic works perfectly for me. I am not very experienced when it comes to mounting lavs under clothes or hiding them in general. had some very frustrating moments with some regular lavs and then decided to give the piic a try. and wow, proplem solved. however, you have to live with the fact that the Mic is right in the line of sight. but so far this hasn't been a problem. We used the black cap on dark clothings and it is almost invisible.
    Date published: 2011-09-04
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome design Have been shooting docos for a while and don't mind the mic so much but for corporate video work it is nice to have a slick look with no cables or mics showing too much. The mic is great and works with my Sennheiser wireless setup but I do have to say I was hoping for the pins to be slightly smaller, they do leave marks and not everyone will be happy with you leaving damage on their outfit...
    Date published: 2012-02-12
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