At this year’s VidCon, microphone giant RØDE Microphones announced the VideoMic Me-L — a light and portable microphone for iOS devices.
“The original VideoMic Me is one of our most accessible mics and the world’s most popular microphone for mobile audio,” says Damien Wilson, RØDE CEO. “The new VideoMic Me-L’s Lightning connector and plug-and-play functionality is a great addition to the VideoMic family, introducing the latest iOS devices to RØDE’s made-for-purpose mic.
A Device for Vloggers
The VideoMic Me-L is the latest model in the VideoMic Me series and shares a similar design to the previous versions in the line.
It’s built with an aluminium body and sports a 1.2-inch condenser capsule. It also comes with a furry windshield to keep that pesky wind from messing with your audio, in addition to an adjustable rubber mount.
This microphone seems to be appealing to those who like to vlog or capture video on the go. Besides it working with iOS devices, it’s a directional microphone. This means it will pick up more audio from the front and cancel out sound from the sides or the back. And the Me-L is also reversible for selfie mode, a mode often used by vloggers.
All audio is transferred digitally
The Me-L transfers all of its audio digitally through its lightning port to the iOS device it’s connected to. However, there’s still a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can monitor and playback recordings to check the audio.
Pricing and Availability
The VideoMic Me-L will be selling for $79 and is expected to begin shipping next month. You can learn more about the Me-L at rode.com/vmml.