RODE recently released a new version of its popular omni-directional lavalier microphone aimed at mobile devices with some interesting improvement.
The new version (with the + sign) is said to have improved sensitivity and better signal-to-noise performance than its predecessor and RODE consider it a broadcast level lav mic for mobile devices.
The mic will work with any TRRS 3.5mm recording device (ios, android or otherwise – although you might need this SC3 adaptor to connect to a TRS devices such as cameras and audio recorders).
The new smartLav+ with an iPhone
The smartLav+ has a foam pop shield which is used to minimise wind noise and vocal plosives (hard ‘b’, ‘t’ and ‘p’ sounds), as well as a durable mounting clip with in-built cable management and Kevlar reinforced cable. The smartLav+ Comes with microphone, lapel clip, pop filter/wind shield, and carry pouch.
You can get the smartLav+ for under $80 on Amazon.
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