RØDE Microphones is adding four new pieces of gear to the company’s RØDECaster Pro. All four new additions should make the kit more portable, versatile, and easier to use.
The new accessories consist of: the DC-USB1 power cable, SC9 TRRS to TRRS cable, HJA-4 headphone adaptors, and XLR-ID cable identification rings. Since its launch, the RØDECaster Pro has gotten a number of firmware updates, but now it’s getting tangible accessories. Let’s take a look at all four of them and see what they’re adding to the table.
The DC-USB1 is a power adapter that can power the RØDECaster Pro from any compatible USB output. This will boost the portability of the system, allowing you to power it through something like a laptop. As long as there’s a compatible USB port with a high-power 2.4A minimum USB output, you can use the system wherever.
Moving on, we have the SC9. It’s a 1.5m TRRS to TRRS cable that connects smartphones to the RØDECaster Pro. According to RØDE the cable will allow for “easy and reliable connection of smartphones to the RØDECaster Pro.”
The HJA-4 is a pack of four adaptors for converting headphones with 3.5mm plugs. This is used on most consumer models. This all ultimately will allow you to use headphones with 3.5 mm plugs with the system’s 1/4-inch headphone outputs.
As for the XLR-ID, it’s a set of eight color-coded rings that can be affixed to any XLR plus. This makes it easier for them to be identified and organized. The colors of the rings match the colors used for each of the microphone channels on the RØDECaster Pro.
Altogether these accessories should make RØDECaster Pro easier to use for everyone. With the HJA-4 allowing for 3.5mm headphones plugs and easier organization with the XSL-ID, likely more people can feel comfortable using the system.