Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone Super-Cardio

Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone Super-Cardio
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Average customer review:
(4.0 stars, based on 1578 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #50 in Musical Instruments
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Rode
  • Model: VMGO
  • Published on: 2013-11-18
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 7.00" h x 3.00" w x 10.00" l, 1.00 pounds


  • Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) - 20dB-A
  • Compact TRRS cardioid microphone designed for iOS devices and smartphones
  • High-quality directional microphone that connects directly to the iPhone TRRS microphone/headphone socket
  • 3.5mm headphone output
  • Except for Iphone 7.
  • 9 V battery operation

Remarkably clear directional audio on the go! The Rode VideoMic GO Light Weight On-Camera Microphone delivers clear, crisp, directional audio with incredible ease of use. Rode designed the VideoMic GO with a tight pickup area that focuses directly in front of the mic and reduces other surrounding sounds, ensuring that your subject is isolated from background noise. The integrated Rycote Lyre shock mount isolates the VideoMic GO from bumps and vibrations that could otherwise interfere with your sound. Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap. The Rode VideoMic GO has no complicated switches or settings and is powered by your camera's external microphone input, requiring no batteries to operate, ensuring you never miss a great shot.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

137 of 146 people found the following review helpful.
5Rode VideoMic Me Shotgun Mic Review
By Chris Gray
[[VIDEOID:5dc27ea15b339aabd07ec96284055af2]] Recording video or audio with an iPhone or other smart device has become the norm. Why not take better video or snapchat audio? You already have a great built in camera, so now we just need better audio. Thats where the Rode VideoMic Me comes in.

It's a directional shotgun mic that is easy to use and set up. And it's passive, which means no batteries. While this may be a drawback for the more pro-user, the lack of battery or power may be better for the regular everyday user. With quality construction, it's built pretty tough - Mostly aluminum, with a bit of plastic on the back.

The Mic plugs in with a 3.5mm and is compatible with most smart devices that have the female end. There is even a passthrough connection in the back so you can listen after you record something. Heck, you can even use the Rode VideoMic Me for phone calls or FaceTime, if you want.

The kit is pretty decent and includes a dead cat and plastic clamping piece. All in all, a great device to capture better audio for Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook live, not to mention just recording memories on you device. I totally recommend this if you're in the market to increase the audio in your videos on a budget.

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful.
5Trusted Mic, I use it for all my videos!
By ThaCooLoser
[[VIDEOID:e87359b9d12eb30112ae6b62ee12a11c]] Firstly, when I plugged it in to my camera, I felt like there was no difference when I listened back in my editing...But man was I wrong! After editing my videos furthermore, I found positioning the microphone in this perfect spot for my videos to sound so crisp and clear.

People ask me all the time on what microphone and camera I use. I use the Panasonic Lumix G7 and this Mic being reviewed here. I love it, you can go to my channel at CooLoserTech and have a listen to all my last 30 videos with this microphone.

The video below shows you a bit of what it looks and sounds like. It sounds way way better than my first unboxing trust me!

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful.
5I would HIGHLY recommend this product!
By Kindle Customer
I bought this for my go pro vlogging set up! it works great!! I may have to change things up a bit and get the pro, but this mic is AWESOME! For what I use it for, it really takes the cake! I would HIGHLY recommend this product!

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