Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones

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Main Features
  • Omni directional microphone
  • Broadcast audio, direct to your smartphone or tablet
  • Apple iOS or Android

The RØDE smartLav+ uses a standard TRRS connection, which plugs directly into your smartphone or tablet's headset input.

Compatible with the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch, in addition to a wide range of TRRS devices.

View a complete compatibility list here.

By employing an omni-directional capsule that picks up sound equally from all round the microphone, the smartLav+ can be mounted in a variety of positions and orientations on the subject.

 The smartLav+ is supplied with a foam pop shield to minimise wind noise and vocal ‘plosives’ (hard ‘b’, ‘t’ and ‘p’ sounds), as well as a durable mounting clip with in-built cable management.

The smartLav is fully compatible with the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch (4th and 5th generation).

View a full list of Android compatibility here.

For optimal performance the smartLav requires an app with variable input level, such as RØDE Rec on iOS.

*iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.


The smartLav+ works with any audio app that accepts input from the headset connection, however it has been designed to pair perfectly with RØDE’s RØDE Rec app for Apple iOS. RØDE Rec turns your iOS device into a fully-featured field recorder, with a wide range of equalisation presets to suit various recording situations.

Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics: JFET
Capsule: 0.10"
Polar Pattern: Omni Directional  
Address Type: End
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz(selected HPF @0)
Output Impedance:
Maximum SPL: 110dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level: 189.0dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load
Sensitivity: -35.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (17.80mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 27dB-A
Weight: 6.00gm
Dimensions: 1180.00mmH x 4.50mmW x 4.50mmD
Output: TRRS Output
Warranty: 1 year

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Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional (5)
  • Presentations (4)
  • Productivity (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (8)

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5.0

Easy to use. Good results

By Emma

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones:

Great little mic. Easy to use. Took a chance it would be compatible with Samsung Galaxy and is.

 
5.0

Must Have.

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones:

These Smartlavs have been my go to when other gear is not available. I keep one in my travel bag and i can tell you, as a documentary film maker, they have saved they day. people are forgiving with bad video but not bad audio.

 
4.0

Great little lav replacing after 1 year Smartlav stopped.

By None

from Gold Coast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones:

      I use two going in to H6 Zoom with TRRRS adapters and phantom power. Work great but one just stopped so I'm replacing. Cheap enough not to worry it lasted a year.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      5.0

      Great Product. Easy to use, and set-up

      By Tom

      from Sydney, Aus

      About Me Tech Savvy

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Presentations
        • Productivity
        • Professional

        Comments about Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones:

        Used it for a couple of interviews already, and the sound quality has been perfect. Easy to access the sound files from a mobile phone as well.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Great Mirophone

        By Shane

        from Adelaide

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional

          Comments about Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones:

          I was very impressed with the audio quality. This piece of kit can really help boost production values. Highly recommended.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          5.0

          Does the Job

          By ?

          from Cheltenham

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones:

          Great idea works very well

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          5.0

          EXCELLENT PRODUCT FOR SMARTPHONES

          By krisdori

          from Surfers Paradise QLD

          About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Presentations
            • Productivity

            Comments about Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones:

            Very easy to use product, just plug it into the headphone socket of your phone and works a treat.

            We use this product to create video blogs in our office. We had a few little issues working out the right positioning for the best volume, but it works best about collarbone positioning.

            No background noise and very clear.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
             
            5.0

            Rode

            By FishingEarth

            from Brisbane

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones:

                My items were sent the same day I ordered them. I was impressed with the whole process.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                 
                5.0

                Using the Rode smart Lav

                By Rich the media expert

                from Wagga Wagga, Australia

                About Me Gearhead

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                • Hard to Clean

                Best Uses

                • Presentations
                • Productivity
                • Professional

                Comments about Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones:

                Here at the university, we give these to academics so that they can record their lectures on their own smart phone. This saves a lot of time and they have the outcome they want instantly. great product

                • Primary use:
                • Business

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Does exactly what it say it does

                By Paul the Pro

                from Melbourne, Australia

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Plug And Play Simplicity

                Cons

                • Needs A Box Not A Pouch

                Best Uses

                • Presentations
                • Professional

                Comments about Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Condenser Microphone for Smart phones:

                I wanted to record myself giving a training course, without having to talk into a table top microphone. Rather than buy a voice recorder, I plugged this microphone into my (Android) smart phone and used a simple voice recording app (Skyro Pro) to record my own voice. I then uploaded the files to DropBox and later imported the .mp3 files into Dragon Dictate. This application turned my spoken voice into text at 95% accuracy.

                I am a happy bunny, as the microphone was easy for a lay person like me to use without any problems, and the audio quality is excellent. I would have preferred a hardshell case to the supplied soft pouch, so I may use a cufflink box to carry the microphone in future.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                • Q:

                  Galaxy J5 Prime - is it compatible with that one
                  Asked on 18/10/2017 by JanMarie from Caloundra Qld 4551

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hi JanMarie,

                    Please contact Rode microphones on 02 9648-5855 - go through to support, they should have more information regarding compatibility for you.

                    Answered on 19/10/2017 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Hi There,
                  I have a voice recorder "Zoom H2n" and I am looking for a - wired - lapel mic that will fit the microphone jack for that device.
                  Would you kindly advise if this mic will fit that device?

                  I also wonder if will be compatible to use with my iphone 6S (although I am prepared to purchase a second lapel mic should there not be one mic that will fit both purposes.

                  Also,
                  Would you please advise if these products compatible with the Zoom H2n?
                  - Accessory pack (i.e. as per the APH2n bundle)
                  - the Rhode fur windshield

                  Thanks so much for your help - so that I can complete my shopping cart purchases
                  Asked on 6/2/2017 by Karen from WA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hi Karen,

                    Smartlav is designed primarily for smartphones - therefore, no problem with your iPhone 6.

                    You can buy the Rode SC3 cable - that will allow the Smartlav to plug into the 3.5mm microphone input into your H2n.

                    The APH2N is the accessory pack to suit the H2N recorder.

                    Rode Minifur-lav is the windcover to suit the Smartlav microphone.

                    Answered on 6/2/2017 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Hi there,

                  I was wondering this mic works with Samsung mobile such as Galaxy note 5 and is it possible to use it with laptop?

                  Regards,
                  Asked on 17/5/2016 by Sasan from Victoria

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Hi Sasan,
                    It works with iOS devices & in Rode's words "select Android devices". Contact Rode microphones on 02 9648 5855. Speak to technical support regarding your device.

                    You would need the Rode SC3 adaptor to be able to plug in into your laptop, so long as your laptop has a 3.5mm mic input jack & provides plug power.

                    Answered on 17/5/2016 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Can this microphone be used with a MacBook pro? Plugged in via the headphone jack
                  Asked on 19/3/2016 by Adam from Australia

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Can your Macbook pro's microphone input provide Plug Power? If you find evidence that it can, it'll work just fine. You'll need to pair up the Smartlav+ with the SC3 connector.

                    Answered on 20/3/2016 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Would the condenser microphone be compatible with the following Olympus Handheld digital voice recorders:
                  DS-7000
                  DP-211
                  VN-732PC
                  WS-832
                  DM -3
                  Asked on 24/11/2015 by Sandra from Perth WA, Australia

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  How long is the lead supplied as standard?
                  Asked on 23/9/2015 by Tony the talker

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    about 1.2M

                    Answered on 23/9/2015 by Sales Team from Videoguys
                • Q:

                  Hi, I'd like to use this product to record interviews on my iPhone. Can I use a headphone splitter in the headphone jack on my iPhone to plug in two Rode SmartLav microphones so that I can pick up both voices equally? Alternatively, is there a better product whereby I can achieve this using my iPhone as the recording device? Thanks
                  Asked on 27/6/2015 by MDC from Sydney

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Will this microphone work whilst filming on the iPhone 6 or in other video recording apps?
                  Asked on 4/5/2015 by Kristen from Surfers Paradise, QLD

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes it will.

                    Answered on 5/5/2015 by Michael from Videoguys
                • Q:

                  Hi there, can you please tell me what the length is of the wire? Also, what is the length of the extension available for this product too.

                  Thank you
                  Asked on 8/4/2015 by Bob from Australia

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The Smartlav+ Cable length is 1.18Metres long.
                    The available extension to suit (Rode SC1) provides 6Metres of extension.

                    Answered on 8/4/2015 by Sales Team from Videoguys
                • Q:

                  Hello I am going to buy this mike, for recording interviews and videos - but an extra question. Can it also plug into my Canon digital camera that has a microphone jack, or is it only for phone and tablets as you have described?
                  Asked on 13/3/2015 by What Is Australia! from Susan, Australia

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    No, you can cannot plug it in as it stands, you will need to also buy the Rode SC3 cable listed under the accessories tab of this item if you wish to plug it into another device other than a smart phone. Please note that the device you are plugging in this mic must have Plug-in mic power on the microphone input. Otherwise this mic will not work.

                    Answered on 14/3/2015 by Michael from Videoguys
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