Best iPhone & Android Microphone? (Rode VideoMic Me Review)

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If you record videos or livestream on your smartphone and want better audio, there are a ton of options. In this video I unbox, comparison test, and review the RODE VideoMic Me, a shotgun style microphone that plugs directly into a headphone jack. Read the full episode notes here: http://www.DIYVideoGuy.com/blog/rode-videomic-me-review

Check today’s prices below:

* Amazon.com: Rode VideoMic Me Microphone = http://geni.us/VideoMicMe
* Amazon.com: Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Microphone = http://geni.us/RodeSmartLavMic
* Amazon.com: Rode Microphones SC1 TRRS Extension Cable = http://geni.us/RodeSC1
* Amazon.com: Glif – Tripod Mount & Stand For Smartphones = http://geni.us/GlifMount
* Amazon.com : GripTight GorillaPod Stand For Phones = http://geni.us/SmartphoneTripod
* FiLMiC Pro on the App Store = http://apple.co/1ghTKyG

Product Highlights

1. It’s super easy to use. Just plug it in and go on pretty much any phone or tablet.

2. The ability to monitor audio while recording or watching playback is great. You won’t have to unplug in and then replug in the microphone. Unfortunately, on the iPhone you’ll need to use an app like Filmic Pro to record if you do want to monitor that audio live.

3. It’s pretty inexpensive. $60 USD at the time of recording this. That’s especially cheap considering you get a windscreen with it.

4. If you’re going to be a bit further away from your phone or tablet, I would recommend getting the RODE Smartlav+ and extension cable instead of this. But if you’re up close, this is a perfect fit.

For smartphone video recordings and livestreaming, this is a great and inexpensive upgrade for your audio.

Thanks to RODE for making this video possible and be on the lookout for more microphone reviews in the coming weeks and months. Cheers!

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CAMERAS

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– VLOGGING — Canon 80D — http://geni.us/80Dcamera
– VLOGGING — Sony RX100 IV — http://geni.us/sonyrx100iv
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– OVERHEAD — Sony RX10 III — http://geni.us/sonyrx10iii
– OTHER — GoPro Hero 6 Black — http://geni.us/goproblack

LENSES

– 35mm L — http://geni.us/35mmcanon
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AUDIO

– RODE Videomic Pro Plus (on camera mic) — http://geni.us/rodevmpplus
– RODE NTG-3 (shotgun mic) — http://geni.us/rodentg3
– Sound Devices MixPre-6 (audio recorder) — http://geni.us/mixpre-6

LIGHTING

– Aputure 120D (Key Light) — http://geni.us/120dLED
– Aputure LS1 (Fill Light) — http://geni.us/ls1s
– Westcott Flex LED — http://geni.us/westcottflex

SOFTWARE & APPS

– Edited with Adobe Premiere, After Effects, & Creative Cloud — http://geni.us/adobecreative
– My Favorite Licensed Music for YouTube (Get 1 Month FREE) — https://geni.us/musicbedfree
– Best Tool for Managing Your YouTube Channel (FREE Chrome Extension) — https://geni.us/youtubebuddy
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