Improving the audio on your smartphone or tablet is more simple than you think, and it all starts with using a high-quality microphone. The RØDE range offers a variety of solutions for leveling up your mobile audio, whether you're team Android or team iPhone, and if you're looking for something that is dead-simple to use, look no further than the VideoMic Me series.
The VideoMic Me-C compact microphone for USB-C mobile devices – perfect for vlogging.
Below we'll take a look at the three options in the VideoMic Me range, what they have to offer, and which microphone is the right one for you.
The VideoMic Me range consists of three super-compact and lightweight microphones that plug directly into your phone. They are all identical, except for one key difference: the output connection. This will determine which is the right one for you:
The VideoMic Me-L has a Lighting connector for use with iOS devices that have a Lightning port.
The VideMic Me-C has a USB-C connector for use with Android and iOS devices that have a USB-C port.
The VideoMic Me has a 3.5mm TRRS connector for use with any mobile device that has a 3.5mm headphone input.
The VideoMic Me microphones offer a simple solution for instantly improving the quality of your mobile audio. They plug directly into the input of your device, with no need for mounts or adaptors, and can be positioned in either primary camera or front (selfie) camera mode, depending on how you are filming.
Each microphone features a high-quality condenser capsule for capturing crisp, clean audio. They have a tight pickup pattern, meaning they will focus more on what the microphone is pointed at while reducing surrounding noises, ensuring your videos sound clear and intelligible. This is particularly great for recording a piece to camera when you want your voice to be nice and clear without the distraction of background noise affecting your audio.
They also come with a mounting bracket to make sure the mic stays securely in place while you are recording, plus a deluxe furry windshield. This is useful for diffusing any wind noise that may disrupt your recordings when filming outdoors.
A 3.5mm headphone jack can be found on the back of the microphones, which allows you to listen to the audio while you are recording or listen to the playback without having to remove the mic.
When the time comes to start recording with your VideoMic Me, RØDE Reporter is a great solution. This is an easy-to-use app that's free to download on the Apple App Store or via Google Play. It allows you to record and publish professional-quality audio straight from your mobile device, monitor your audio in real-time with a waveform display to ensure your audio levels are perfect, update your microphone with the latest firmware, and more.
The VideoMic Me range is perfect for supercharging your mobile audio – ideal for shooting a video, vlogging, podcasting, making a video call, recording a music performance, or capturing your next Tiktok masterpiece.
Looking for a complete mobile filmmaking solution? Check out the Vlogger Kit range, which features a VideoMic Me, plus a tripod, LED light, and accessories – everything you need to capture awesome content on your smartphone.