RODE smartLav+: New Professional Audio for Your iPhone/iPad

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.

You can find lots more info on sound recording for HDSLR on our dedicated HDSLR sound channel here on LensVid.

VIA: slrlounge.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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