Rode are back at it again with new awesome audio recording equipment. The new Rode Wireless Go is small, sleek, and still packs a punch. Perfect for travelling podcasters or those of you who interview people on-location.
Small & Compact
At the time of writing this, the Rode Wireless Go is actually the world's smallest portable microphone.
It really does help with reducing the amount of equipment you need to take with you when you take your podcast on the road. It even charges via USB-C so you can just plug it into your laptop, or a USB Power Bank to charge it up.
It has an on-board microphone, so you can just clip someone up, and get straight into recording, which is really useful.
The only downside to this is because it’s quite a chunky clip, it doesn’t really sit very well on certain types of clothing, and tends to flip about and cause clothes rustling noises. In terms of convenience though, it’s definitely a win.
Connects With External Microphones
If you’re not wanting to use the on-board microphone, or if you already have your own lavalier microphone, no problem! The Rode Wireless Go connects up with external lav microphone as well, so you can use your own equipment too. This will also help to avoid the clunky on-board mic.
One thing to note about this though, is there is no screw in feature to this. As a result, this can end up feeling a like it could come unplugged pretty easily if your interviewee is moving around quite a bit.
Rode Wireless Go: Final Thoughts
While the on-board microphone is a little clunky and could do with some refinement, it’s still an excellent option for normal interview situations. It also connects up to external microphones easily too. The audio quality is top-notch, but then, would you expect anything less from those audio whizzes at Rode?