Rode VideoMic Me Directional Microphone review

I excitedly bought the Rode VideoMic Me Directional Microphone for iPhone and iPad from Amazon UK for £48.91, hoping that it would solve the issue of recording clean audio from >1 person facing the camera.

After using it for a week, I have discovered a couple of issues:

  1. static/crackles in non-windy environments (I guess just by moving it about)
  2. the dead cat seems to be needed almost all the time (bit ridiculous)
  3. captures electrical noise whilst being charged by lightning cable
  4. was hoping I could monitor sound whilst recording but you can't from the rear headphone jack
  5. if you click/plug it in whilst recording, I found you can get crazy mis-aligned audio!

So my rating is 2/5 atm. Disappointed.

UPDATE: I should have read B&H reviews before ordering from Amazon UK.

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