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RodeDead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield
 
4.5

(based on 55 reviews)

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    (34)

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    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (48)
  • Lightweight (37)
  • Improves performance (36)
  • Well built / quality (30)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Shooting outdoors (39)
  • Home movies (18)
  • Travel (18)
  • Upgrade (6)
  • Shooting indoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (21), Film professional (14), Aspiring film maker (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

purchased for Zoom H2N

For the price, you can't beat this wind shield and it fits perfectly on my Zoom H2N. It does a much better job than the typical foam wind screen.

For the price, you can't beat this wind shield and it fits perfectly on my Zoom H2N. It does a much better job than the typical foam wind screen.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Useful, but not much

Wind protection for microphones works best if the mic is suspended in a still air environment, such as a blimp. I bought this to sue with the Røde iXY mic (same physical mics...Read complete review

Wind protection for microphones works best if the mic is suspended in a still air environment, such as a blimp. I bought this to sue with the Røde iXY mic (same physical mics arrangement ad their NT4). With both of these mics (I also own the NT4), it fits over the "foamy. But, there os no acoustic decoupling, so the combo of the foamy and furry are barely better than the foam by itself. Though a bare mic would be pretty useless outdoors in any sort of light breeze.

So, it is better than nothing, but if you REALLY want to minimize wind noise on your mic, this won't do it, without doing something else to block wind from hitting the furry/foamy covered mic.

I barely recommend this.

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3.0

Useful, but not much

By MikeS

from Alaska

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

Wind protection for microphones works best if the mic is suspended in a still air environment, such as a blimp. I bought this to sue with the Røde iXY mic (same physical mics arrangement ad their NT4). With both of these mics (I also own the NT4), it fits over the "foamy. But, there os no acoustic decoupling, so the combo of the foamy and furry are barely better than the foam by itself. Though a bare mic would be pretty useless outdoors in any sort of light breeze.

So, it is better than nothing, but if you REALLY want to minimize wind noise on your mic, this won't do it, without doing something else to block wind from hitting the furry/foamy covered mic.

I barely recommend this.

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4.0

Perfect match for Rode NT4

By Tech cat

from Boston, MA

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Travel
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

    Used on NT4. Fits perfectly on the mic and reduces wind noise dramatically.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Makes a difference

    By Photographer n Ga

    from Atlanta, Ga

    About Me Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

      Definitely helps with sounds you want to filter

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      • No

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      5.0

      Works Well. Needs Foam Mic Cover Also

      By Dan K.

      from Fort Wayne, IN

      About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

        I bought the Dead Kitten to use with a Zoom H1 recorder mounted to my DSLR rig. When I put the Dead Kitten directly on the Zoom, it was still susceptible to some wind noise. I have the Dead Cat for my Rode NTG-2. I realized that the Dead Cat was meant to go over the foam mic cover. I rigged a foam cover and the Dead Kitten worked great like its big brother. I was able to shoot all day and wind noise was not a problem. Now I am ordering the foam mic cover for the Zoom.

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        4.0

        Does the job.

        By A1C

        from Dublin, CA

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

          Its a high quality product. However, it may not be worth $. Tried other fur wind shields, which do equally good job at half or less price

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          4.0

          Looks goofy. Works well.

          By B.

          from Tennessee

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

              They should try to come up with a better name for this product. As a cat owner/lover, 'Dead Kitten' is just too graphic. Name aside - it works beautifully. Using it on a Rode NT4 and it's very effective.

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              5.0

              Almost alive

              By Davy B

              from Bartlett, IL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                  So realistic! But fortunately made out of synthetic materials. Nicely made, fits snugly, hair is pretty dense and provides good wind filtration.

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                  4.0

                  Snug!

                  By JackRack

                  from Annapolis, MD.

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                    Got this for my Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro. Haven't had cause to use it yet and my only observation is that it is a two handed, rather lengthy, task to assemble it over the mic. Other than that it seems well made and seemingly fit for it's intended purpose. That is to reduce wind noise.

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                    3.0

                    Quality doesn't meet my expection

                    By Liang

                    from Sunnyvale, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Improves Performance

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Design

                    Best Uses

                    • Shooting Outdoors

                    Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                    It does its job, but the quality is not very good. The fur has hair loss problem. It looks flimsy too. If there is another choice with higher quality, I won't buy this.

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                    5.0

                    Perfect fit

                    By BobLee

                    from NC

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies
                      • Replacement
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel
                      • Upgrade

                      Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                      Works great! Easy to use! Superior wind protection!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Dead Kitten Essential for Outdoor Micing

                      By Frank Beacham

                      from New York City

                      About Me Video Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Protects From Wind Gusts
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                      If you use the Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro on a DSLR as I do, you will find the Rode Dead Kitten Wind Shield essential for outdoor work. You never know when a gust of wind will overload the mic and cause you to lose the shot. At under $[$], this wind screen is cheap protection against gusts of wind. I keep it on all the time. It should come with the microphone since it's very necessary.

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                      5.0

                      Wind Shield

                      By Say Anything Photography and Videography

                      from Bloomington, Illinois

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                        Easy to use. Works great.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Wind Shield!

                        By Wild Man Mark

                        from Silverton, CO

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Interface With Camcorder
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors
                          • Travel
                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                          Dead Kitten fits nice and snug over the foam (wind shield?) of my Rode-NT4. Works great in any wind under about 20-25mph!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Excellent results at great price

                          By msidoric

                          from austin, tx usa

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                          • No Protective Bag

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                          Excellent density and variable length of fur yields excellent wind noise suppression. Very pleased with the wind reduction, and audio transparency.

                          The Wind Shield is very well-made, and easy to attack over the Zoom recorder's X-Y internal microphones.

                          Minus one star for not having a cheap plastic bag or box that would protect the shield when not in use.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          I love dead kittens

                          By Jake the Photo and Video Nerd

                          from Washington, DC

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                            A solid windscreen, this definitely helps. I'm glad I added it when I bought my Rode mic.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Really kills wind noise

                            By Rob Light

                            from west Texas

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                            I put this on a Behringer condenser mice with a foam windscreen. It did an amazing job of cutting out wind noise. The foam screen seemed to do very little. I left it on because the Dead Kitten is made for a larger mic. This is a long term installation so I zip tied the Dead Kitten to the mic to make sure it does not blow off.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good Kitty

                            By JoeD

                            from Winston-Salem NC

                            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                              WOrks great! i used it on two windy nights on an H4n and was able to manage. I also took it up on a local mountain on a windy day and was able to fit the foam shield under the Kitten for even more dampening.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Eliminates wind

                              By Tangent

                              from Pueblo, CO

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Shooting Outdoors
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                                Most sites in Colorado have at least some breeze. My D7100 mics are so sensitive they are practically useless outside. The Dead Kitten virtually eliminates the problem with strong breezes or winds.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Awesome!!

                                By Alumni Productions

                                from Norman, OK

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                                  Blocks wind very well and ver portable. Works for a few different size small mics. Good to have if you are flowing from inside to outside shooting. Quickly covers mic and easy to take off and fits in pocket.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Furry

                                  By Sherwinat0r

                                  from San Diego, CA

                                  Comments about Rode Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield:

                                  Get this when you get a video mic for your camera. It's a must when filming outside when it's windy.

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