If you're shooting mobile video and want better audio than what your phone provides—or if you need to record VO or ADR on the go—the Rode VideoMIC Me is worth your consideration. This is a shotgun mic that plugs right into a smartphone's 3.5mm TRRS headphone jack, letting you record quality audio in the process.
The mic focuses the audio capture on what's directly in front of the capsule thanks to the directional polar pattern. It's primarily intended for use with compatible smartphones and devices that sport 3.5mm TRRS connections. The mic comes with a flexible mounting bracket as well as a furry windscreen for achieving a better sound in windy conditions.
Perfect for Mobile Video and More
With its simple plug-and-play form factor, the mic is perfectly suited for mobile video recording. However, the quality of the mic itself is good enough to be used for VO or ADR when studios are not available; the mic has been used this way in a few television shows.
Directional Pickup for a Better Sound
The highly directional cardioid polar pattern will help tamp down unwanted room noise and ambience.
Versatile 3.5mm Jack
A rear-mounted, built-in 3.5mm jack works with headphones, or it can also be utilized for backup recording.
Rode VideoMic Me Directional Mic for Smartphones
- For Mobile Video or Mobile VO
- Shotgun-Style Mic with 3.5mm TRRS Plug
- Included Mic Clip & Furry Windscreen
- Compatible with Built-In Audio Apps
- Cardioid Pattern Tamps Down Room Tone
- Monitor with 3.5mm Headphone Jack
- Broadcast-Quality Capture up to 48 kHz
- Flexible Mounting Bracket
Form Factor Mobile Device Mic Sound Field Mono Operating Principle Pressure Gradient Capsule Electret Condenser Polar Pattern Cardioid Orientation End Address Circuitry Solid-State (JFET) High-Pass Filter None Tone Adjustment None Gain Adjustment None Windscreen Windsock/Windjammer (Included)
Frequency Range 100 Hz to 20 kHz Maximum SPL 140 dB SPL Sensitivity -33 dB at 1 kHz Equivalent Noise Level 20 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Male (on Mic) Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Bus Power None Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
Color Black Mounting Direct Connection to Mobile Device Included Case None Dimensions H: 1.5 x W: 0.8 x L: 3.1" / H: 38 x W: 21 x L: 80 mm Weight 1.2 oz / 34 g