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RodeMicro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole
 
4.3

(based on 170 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (123)
  • Easy to use (106)
  • Compact (93)
  • Durable (55)
  • Versatile (32)

Cons

  • Limited functions (18)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (61)
  • Professional recording (51)
  • Outdoor events / games (43)
  • Home studio (30)
  • Performances (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (83), Novice (25), Business owner (7), Professional artist (6), Film student (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Boompole for the Price

This is a sturdy and solidly built boompole. For $[*], it does what it needs to do. It extends further than expected and still hold fairly strong when fully extended. The...Read complete review

This is a sturdy and solidly built boompole. For $[*], it does what it needs to do. It extends further than expected and still hold fairly strong when fully extended. The grip is one of it's best features. Really comfortable.My only gripe is that it didn't fit my shock mount. I fixed that by getting a 3/8" coupler at Lowes and Frankensteining it together. Works perfectly though now.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very basic, but does the job

At less than seven feet, this boom pole is not useful in every situation, but it does the job in many cases. Keep in mind this pole is NOT made to receive and...Read complete review

At less than seven feet, this boom pole is not useful in every situation, but it does the job in many cases. Keep in mind this pole is NOT made to receive and conceal the mic cable. You'll have to tie or Velcro the cable to the pole to keep it neat and out of frame.

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5.0

University equipmnet for newwriting

By jogger1956

from Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

great product

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really handy!

By Mike

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

As an unprofessional videographer, I'm fairly new to the audio world so this is my first boompole. I've been using it with my Rode Videomic Pro and I've been very pleased with how much better my audio sounds! The fact that this boompole is collapseable is really handy; I can shrink it down and keep it out of the way on set. I was also impressed by how sturdy it feels, even while being collapsable. For the price I felt it was a very worthwhile purchase!

 
5.0

on the c stand

By Erik

from undisclosed

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

this little boom pole is absolutely great mounted on the c stand. love it

the locking system is a little weird though as you can lock it from either direction. it would be better if it was stricly righty tighty lefty loosey.

9.5/10 not quite mass effect. ign.

 
5.0

Works well

By Mariaguadalupe

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

Light, versatile, and sturdy, nothing else I could ask

 
5.0

Very good boompole

By Carlo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

Great boompole. I'm an indie filmmaker, so I tested it out first with the 10' cord. Audio sounded just right!!!

 
5.0

Great boom pole

By D - old hat at audio

from Austin, Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

Lightweight, easy to use - and wonderful piece of equipment.

Great for travel, documentary and run and gun.
Students loved it too!

 
5.0

Lightweight and Easy to Use!

By Video-A-Gogo

from Tupelo, MS

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

I use this boompole in conjunction with the Rode NTG4+ with BLIMP screen for a variety of projects from green screen shoots to outdoor music videos. The pole is well padded and at a great length for easy handling. Telescoping the sections out and locking them in place takes a little tweaking but other than that, it is a fantastic product.

 
2.0

Inexpensive Boom Pole

By Dawn

from Portland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

The pole seems really stiff. It works but I will probably replace this pole in the next year. It doesn't seem to collapse all the way. But it works for my needs right now.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Functional and affordable.

By Adam

from Brooklyn

Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

Three segments, easy to use. Great quality

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible Boompole

By Josh

from Ohio

About Me Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Poor Performance
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

      The twist locking mechanism for this pole is the worst possible design. Not even a days worth the use the locking mechanism stopped getting tight. The pole doesn't even slide smoothly it seems to have loose and tight areas in side the pole as you extent it out. It is not worth the money. Spend the extra few dollars and get a pole that has a decent design to it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Micro Boompole - 3-Section

      By Andrea

      from Fort Myers, FL

      About Me Film Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

        I got this as a gift its really simple and easy to use, lightweight and does the job.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rode 3-section Micro Boompole

        By Kiltedview Films

        from Texas, U.S.A.

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentary
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

          Purchased the Rode Micro Boompole for use in documentary productions and it has worked very well. It is light weight, strong and easy to extend and retract, and holds shock mounted microphone firmly. For our purposes (location interviews where a lav mic isn't practical), the shorter length works to our advantage and I'm very happy with it. Good value.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Meh. Twist locks are weird.

          By Tim

          from Athens, GA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

            I am a total amateur getting in to documentary video, and bought this to use with a shotgun mic plugged into Tascam DR40. It works. That's about it. I don't have confidence the cheesy twist locks will last. They employ an awkward mechanism where you can tighten them by twisting in either direction. There's a "sweet spot" to unlock the pole but it doesn't really make sense after years of using conventional twist locks on tripods. Not sure what Rode was thinking.
            So, as a newbie I am not ready to blow hundreds of dollars on a boom pole, but I feel like this thing is not worth the money I paid, and I should have either gone totally cheap with a painter's pole, or spent more for a pole with an internal XLR cable and better build quality.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Functional

            By Joshua

            from Cleveland, Ohio

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Limited Compatibility

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

            I've only had to use it once but it was pretty easy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Good quality material

            By Daniel

            from Argentina

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

              It is very good quality and scope to be achieved. The weight is correct.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Sturdy and easy to use

              By KJ

              from Dublin Ohio

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Lacks Functionality
              • Limited Compatibility
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

              Sturdy and easy to use

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exactly what I needed

              By Hang The Pirate

              from Cleveland, Ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films
                • Interviews

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                I love this thing. When I am doing interviews, I prefer to put a boom mic overhead instead of doing a lav. So with this, I am easily able to attach my Rode Video Mic Pro to it (as it is designed to fit on it) and I can go.

                I recently put an Oben Ballhead on the end so I can articulate the Mic in whatever direction I need it to go.

                But as it is, it's a wonderful Boom Pole for those who need something low in price, effective and professional looking. I actually carry it in my Tripod bag.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Everything you need in a boom pole

                By J (just the letter)

                from Wichita, KS

                About Me Business Owner, Film Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Scratches Easy

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                Anything more expensive than this is nice but not really necessary. If you are a low budget film maker this is perfect for you.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Best Pole I've held

                By Teady

                from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                Pole feels so great in my hand!

                 
                5.0

                Good deal

                By Jbitz

                from NYC

                Comments about Rode Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole:

                Really great reach. Comfortable to hold. Sleek look as well. No complaints.

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