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

Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone Super-Cardiod
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Average customer review:
(4.0 stars, based on 1750 reviews)

Product Details

  • Sales Rank: #76 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, .16 pounds


  • 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.
  • Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) - 20dB-A.Ultra lightweight (85g/3oz). Please refer the Quick Start Guide before use.
  • Power Required: Plug-in power required (330uA @ 2.5V)

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

172 of 184 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.

28 of 29 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!

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
5RODE VideoMicro Review
By Chris
This review page is combining a bunch of different products My review is of the VideoMicro.

I've tried SO much inexpensive audio equipment over the last couple years trying to find something decent for my small budget. Problem solved! The sound is a mile better than the popular Vidpro XM-55 or SGC-598 so if your considering those do yourself a favor and get this instead. It's also far simpler than using a TASCAM DR-60DmkII or post syncing with my TASCAM DR-40.

Just plug it in and get great audio.
It's camera powered - No forgetting to turn on the mic or running out of battery. That's s huge plus right there.

Its small, stays out of way, has a great wind screen (a good furry is typically almost the price of this whole microphone).
It's pretty decent directionally, doesn't pick up a lot of sound from behind the camera. I've got allergies right now and my stuffy breathing is barely picked up at all.

I primarily use it with my Canon 70D but it also mounts to my DJI OSMO via the Osmo - Quick Release 360° Mic Mount with great results.
I'll still need a Tascam with Lavalier mics or the Rode NTG2 for some demanding jobs, but I suspect the Rode VideoMico will be used quite a bit on its own too. The quality is great and it just makes life simpler.

Also my dog is obsessed with it since it's furry and jiggles in its soft-mount which makes for some fun footage ; )
He thinks it's a critter - so I cant leave it lying around!

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