This mic is designed for use with smartphones only! It will not work with normal TRS 5v plug-in power devices (Zoom H1, wireless mics, etc)
The Rode smartLav+ microphone is a lapel microphone designed for recording audio through your smartphone’s TRRS (headphone) jack. Key features include:
- Smartphone compatible. This mic is unique for its low power design. Most stand alone microphones require too much voltage to use with a standard TRRS jack; however, the SmartLav+ works splendidly with most popular smartphones (iOS, Android, Windows Phone).
- Omni-directional condenser capsule This mic features an Omni-directional polar pick up pattern. Imagine a WNBA regulation size basketball centered around the microphone. Anything within that basketball will be picked up, anything outside of the basketball will quickly fall off.
- App Recommended. While you could technically use your smartphone’s built-in voice recorder, we’d highly recommend a dedicated audio recording. For iOS users there’s the RØDE Rec app we can recommend. For Android users, we like the Hi-Q MP3 app. These are just a couple of the many options for both systems.