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Review: Rode PG1 Pistol Grip Shock Mount for Shoe Mounted Microphones


Review: Rode PG1 Pistol Grip Shock Mount for Shoe Mounted Microphones

Overview : The PG1 Cold Shoe Pistol Grip is a convenient and ergonomic way to operate your RØDE VideoMic, Stereo VideoMic, or any other cold-shoe device independently of your video camera.

A convenient 3/8" thread on the base allows connection to a boompole or microphone stand, while the spine features handy cable management.

Features :
  • Compatible microphones: VideoMic, Stereo VideoMic
  • An excellent accessory for audio video applications
  • For using Rode VideoMics independent of the camera
  • Cold shoe mount provides a secure connection between the mic and grip
  • 3/8-inch thread on for connection to a boompole or mic stand
  • Spine design offers handy cable management

Quality/Usability : Read our full review on the Rode VideoMic Shotgun Directional Video Condenser Microphone.

Not only is visual important but audio is an important as well. But what if you already own a microphone and you have to do an interview in an area that is noisy and in a cramped space but you're tight on funds and can't afford to purchase another microphone? Rode has a grip for shoe mounted microphones known as the PG1 Pistol Grip.

Review: Rode PG1 Pistol Grip Shock Mount for Shoe Mounted Microphones

By holding the microphone, you're able to get the audio without the camera or recorder in your subjects face. The PG1 Pistol Grip is basically a grip that allows you to mount your shoe mounted microphone and be able to hold it without disturbing the audio recording.

Review: Rode PG1 Pistol Grip Shock Mount for Shoe Mounted Microphones

The PG1 is made of durable plastic. The back of the grip where your palm would be has a groove for cable management. This allows you to insert any loose wires without them swinging around loosely. The bottom of the grip also allows you to mount the grip onto a microphone stand or a boompole such as the Rode Micro Boompole.

Review: Rode PG1 Pistol Grip Shock Mount for Shoe Mounted Microphones Review: Rode PG1 Pistol Grip Shock Mount for Shoe Mounted Microphones

Conclusion : Overall, the Rode PG1 Pistol Grip Shock Mount for Shoe Mounted Microphones is very comfortable to hold in the hand. However for $30, I feel its a bit pricey for a piece of plastic. $20 would be more in the price range this grip should be. The cable management on the grip is a nice feature. No one wants the audio of a cable rubbing against the microphone.




Manufacturer: Rode Microphones
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