Rode VideoMic Me Review – Best iPhone Mic Under $65

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Welcome to my Rode VideoMic Me review. The VideoMic Me is a compact directional microphone that connects directly to your iPhone, iPad or compatible Android device via TRRS headphone jack.

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For just $60 USD it offers incredible value for money, but does it sound any good? Make sure you watch the above video review with multiple sound tests to find out!

Rode VideoMic Me Review: The Good!

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  • Incredibly affordable. In its price range, the VideoMic Me offers the best sound available. Clear, crisp and highly directional – no other mic comes close for just $60USD.
  • Easy to use. Just plug and play and your iPhone/iPad will use it over the internal mic.
  • High quality material. Whilst made from plastic – this feels like that futuristic impossible to destroy plastic.
  • Comes with a dead wombat! This is essential for outdoor shooting to cut down on wind noise.
  • Front and rear mountable. Use it facing you with your selfie camera, or with the higher quality rear camera for shooting high quality videos.

Rode VideoMic Me Review: The Bad!

  • The VideoMic Me wasn’t available when I started iOS filmmaking. If it was – my sound would have been soooo much better (not Rode’s fault).
  • Not compatible with all Android devices. You need to make sure your Android’s camera and headphone port are at opposite ends of the device (like the beautifully designed iPhone) as the dead wombat will obscure the camera if not (again, not Rode’s fault – a design flaw in many Android phones).

Rode VideoMic Me Review: This Mic is ideal for…

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  • Selfie vlogging using the front facing camera.
  • Interviews shot using the rear facing camera.
  • Voice over work, narration and podcasting.
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Eliot Fitzroy
Eliot Fitzroy is the content manager and co-founder of Epic Tutorials — the best online resource for iPhone and iPad app and accessory reviews and tutorials for iOS filmmakers, musicians, and creatives.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Has anyone any suggestions for using this or a similar mic with the iPhone 7? It looks like it’s not suitable for use with an adaptor given how it clips on to the phone.

  2. Thanks for a very useful review and a good insight to the use of mobile recording kit.

    Having seen a number of your videos, what would you recommend to use when recording solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar as video? I have various mics (AKG C414, IK Imic, Irig pre, Audix condenser) and also use the iRig Acoustic pickup with Amplitude for recording direct sound to the iPad. I am not getting good results with any of the video Apps I have tried.

    Would welcome your advice.

    Regards
    Martin

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