The Rode VideoMic Me-L is a directional microphone designed to operate with iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads. It provides a marked sonic improvement to video recordings, especially when compared to your iOS device's built-in microphone.
A frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz gives you a wide audible range, while an SPL of 115 dB allows you to record louder sounds without distortion. Being cardioid in polar pattern, the microphone exhibits a directionality that focuses the sound wherever you're pointing the device, providing a measure of rejection to any audio hitting the sides of the mic.
Relatively lightweight at 1.0 oz, the mic plugs directly into your iOS device by means of its lightning connector, though a 3.5mm jack is on hand for direct monitoring through headphones. Thus, you can always ensure you're getting good sound, either while recording or during playback. A mic clip is included to secure the mic to your iOS device, and an included furry windshield makes capturing audio in breezy outdoor locales less of a deal breaker.
- Plugs Directly into iOS Devices
- Lightning Connect & 3.5mm Headphone Out
- Cardioid Polar Pattern
- 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
Rode VideoMic Me-L SpecsMicrophone
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 15 dB SPL
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 74.5 dB
Equivalent Noise Level 19.5 dB SPL A-Weighted
Output Connectors 1 x Lightning
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
A/D Conversion 24-Bit
Sample Rate 44.1 / 48 kHz
Operating System Support iOS
Bus Power YesPhysical
Construction Material Aluminum
Dimensions H: 1.0 x W: 0.8 x L: 2.9" / H: 25.7 x W: 20.2 x L: 73.5 mm
Weight 1.0 oz / 28.0 g
Package Weight 0.315 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 5.05 x 2.65"
In the Box