Rode smartLav+



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Product information

Key specs

Application microphone
[Interview/speech]
Microphone model
Tie clip microphone
Directional characteristic
Omnidirectional
Type of microphone connection
3.5mm jack
Microphone sensitivity
-35 dB

Pros and cons

According to our Camera microphone expert
  • As you can connect the microphone to your phone or tablet, you can use the microphone anywhere.
  • With the included Lav clip, you can clamp the microphone to a piece of clothing.
  • You can't use the microphone with all Android phones.
  • The Red mobile application can only be used on an iOS device.
  • To use the microphone with a camera, you need the SC3 adapter
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Description

With the Rode SmartLav+, you can turn your phone or tablet into a tie clip microphone system. This makes the microphone ideal for starters in the movie and TV world. Simply clamp the microphone to a piece of clothing during an interview or lecture. Are you shooting a documentary? This microphone will ensure a good sound recording. This way you won't be dependent on the sound you're recording with your camera. As you connect the microphone to your phone or tablet, you can use it anywhere. The microphone can be connected to both iOS and Android devices. You can use the Rode mobile app to capture your recordings. Thanks to the included windscreen, you won't be bothered by wind or breathing sounds.

With the Rode SmartLav+, you can turn your phone or tablet into a tie clip microphone system. This makes the microphone ideal for starters in the movie and TV world. Simply clamp the microphone to a piece of clothing during an interview or lecture. Are you shooting a documentary? This microphone will ensure a good sound recording. This way you won't be dependent on the sound you're recording with your camera. As you connect the microphone to your phone or tablet, you can use it anywhere. The microphone can be connected to both iOS and Android devices. You can use the Rode mobile app to capture your recordings. Thanks to the included windscreen, you won't be bothered by wind or breathing sounds.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • Windscreen
  • Lav clip

Included by default

  • Manual
  • Windscreen
  • Lav clip

Key specs

Application microphone
[Interview/speech]
Microphone model
Tie clip microphone
Directional characteristic
Omnidirectional
Type of microphone connection
3.5mm jack
Microphone sensitivity
-35 dB

Reviews

Most helpful reviews

  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    After a lot of effort, a top microphone!

    Darshan Boerema | 19 January 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Sound quality is fine
    • Compatible with Android
    • With Android: a lot of research work
    • Microphone with instruction manual, NOT supplied.

    The tie-clip microphone really does have a manual, especially on the Android devices: with which it is certainly compatible, with any android device to my knowledge, as long as you use the right apps!

    A disadvantage: the manual I was talking about is NOT included, you have to figure it all out yourself, luckily I have had this microphone for a while and I can fully explain it to you!

    I use the microphone for an android device, you can plug it in and that's it Kees .. I thought! I went to record the sound with the standard sound recorder of my telephone, and I was shocked: what a dredging quality!

    I almost returned it until I found out that the standard recording apps on your phone are not suitable for this at all, I bought the app "Recforge Pro" for about 3 euros from the Playstore and the 3 euros is well worth it!

    With this app you can set everything, and the most important: the recording volume. This is very important because otherwise you will really record the audio too loud and the sound will actually be "broken".
    You have to play with the volume yourself a bit, because one naturally speaks louder than the other.

    All in all, this search cost me a lot of money, because I already had another microphone for this, but I did return it because I thought it was my microphone, but it was the application.

    So here is the user manual, in a nutshell:

    Plug and play, that's right.. But download an app like Recforge Pro so that the sound can be heard! (By the way, it saves a lot of work for Coolblue and PostNL, if you want to return it just like me..)

    Darshan Boerema | 19 January 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    Professional sound at an entry-level price

    Stephan Bol | 25 June 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Can be used in combination with camera without audio in
    • good sound quality
    • film with your smartphone with super sound!
    • You have to mount audio track separately under your video if you use separate camera

    Used for recording promo video. Audio track recorded on mobile. Video camera provided a razor-sharp image. Publicable result

    Stephan Bol | 25 June 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    Professional quality for an amateur price

    Yvette moerdijk | 17 November 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch

    • Super clean sound
    • Very easy to use
    • Professional
    • Solid quality
    • Included accessories are also very nice
    • No

    From the KRO I am used to the expensive variants. Because I now want to start for myself and so I am starting out, I went looking for decent quality for a starting price. This product is much more than that. It is very handy, nice sound and very good quality. I am positively surprised and will not save for a more expensive one, at most for a few more of these :-)

    Yvette moerdijk | 17 November 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 3.5 / 5 stars
    7,2/10
    It's a good product
    • He works well!
    • Useful
    • Short cable

    It is a very good microphone , NOTE : you do not need the RED rec app to record audio , you can also just use the camera app !

    Mathias Perdieu | 6 December 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    great quality for a great price
    • good sound
    • easy to install

    good sound quality

    Gertien Beijering | 25 September 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    8,4/10
    A budget lavalier microphone with high ease of use.
    • Plug and use
    • Easy to fix
    • Easy to take with you
    • There is no app for android

    I have been using this Rode Smartlav+ for several weeks now. It is easy to attach to your clothes, you can record directly with the recording app of your android phone as soon as you have plugged in the Rode Smartlav+ and it is easy to take with you everywhere due to the not too thick wire that is easy to store in the mountains. the corresponding pouch.

    Tim Schardijn | 27 September 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    9,2/10
    good value for money
    • does what it's supposed to do
    • cable is not very long

    good value for money

    Els Bouchier | 25 May 2020 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4 / 5 stars
    7,6/10
    Good sound for a very reasonable price
    • Small, compact
    • Good sound
    • Short cable

    Good sound for a very reasonable price
    Well with TRRS jack so can't be plugged into everything
    A small and fragile cable

    dirk cools | 14 October 2016 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 5 / 5 stars
    10/10
    The Rode smartLav+ is ideal for vlogging with your smartphon
    • Compact
    • Good sound
    • Easy to use
    • Ambient sounds can still be heard a little

    I like the product because it does exactly what it was purchased for. Namely amplifying the sound when you record a vlog or short video with your phone.

    Jet Labrie | 30 May 2018 | Automatically translated from Dutch
  • 4.5 / 5 stars
    8,8/10
    Good sound, easy to use
    • Easy to make an iPhone video with good audio
    • Short cable

    Provides beautiful audio while filming with your phone. Cable is short so you have to stay close to camera

    Kees Hagen | 12 November 2017 | Automatically translated from Dutch

Specifications

Product

Product number
732289
Manufacturer code
RD103882
Brand
Rode Microphones
Warranty
2 years
Warranty type
Carry-in warranty

Properties

Microphone model
Tie clip microphone
Directional characteristic
Omnidirectional
Transducer
Condenser
Microphone suitable for
Smartphone
Zoom microphone
No
Microphone recording type
Mono

Sound quality

Frequency range
60 - 18000 Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio
27 dB
Impendance
3000 O
Microphone sensitivity
-35 dB
Maximum SPL
110 dB
Bit rate
16 Mbit/s

Connectivity

Type of microphone connection
3.5mm jack

Physical properties

Width
118 cm
Depth
4,5 cm
Height
4,5 cm
Weight
6 g
Color
Black
Material
Plastic

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