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Rode Wireless GO Compact Wireless Microphone System

On April 4th, Rode has introduced the Wireless GO, a wireless microphone system that being deemed as 'the world's smallest, most versatile' system of its kind. We love our Rode Filmmaker Kit [Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama] and we use it for our YouTube videos. So we are definitely interested in this.

Similar to its Filmmaking Kit, the Wireless GO is a kit that consists of a transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX). The Wireless GO TX module works acts as either a quick and easy clip-on wireless microphone, thanks to a high-quality built-in omnidirectional condenser capsule, or as the world’s smallest belt pack transmitter for a lavalier microphone via the 3.5mm TRS input. Unfortunately, a wired lavalier microphone is not included and will need to be purchased separately. Depending on the one you get, it can cost $50+ for a very good lapel mic.

The RX also has a belt clip that will allow you to clip it onto your camera’s shoe mount, or clips easily onto your camera strap or an item of clothing. There is also a three-stage output pad – 0dB, -6dB, -12dB – to tailor your output to your camera or recorder.

With the new small footprint, both modules measure approximately 44mm x 45mm x 18.5mm and weigh just 31g / 1oz. Wireless connectivity is powered by Rode's new Series III Digital 2.4GHz transmission technology that's rated for a maximum distance of 70m / 230ft in clear line-of-sight situations.

Unlike the bigger Filmmaker Kit where it uses AA batteries, the Wireless GO has built-in Li-po batteries that are rated for seven hours of use and can be recharged via USB-C. You can also update the firmware using the same USB-C port that is used to charge them.

The Wireless GO kit comes with two fur windshields, one pouch, one USB-A to USB-C cable and one SC2 cable. B&H Photo and Adorama has the system available to pre-order for $199 with an estimated shipping date of April 17, 2019.

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