Australian pro-audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones announced the smartLav+, a broadcast-grade update to the popular smartLav lavalier microphone that connects to Apple and Android mobile devices.
RØDE increased the audio quality of the new smartLav+ by updating the microphone capsule to improve sensitivity and lower self-noise. The smartLav+ also adds a Kevlar reinforced cable to ensure that the user cannot stretch or snap the microphone under normal usage conditions. A foam windshield and clip with integrated cable management is also supplied, along with a storage pouch that is small enough to slide into any camera bag or audio kit.
For iOS platforms RØDE offers the RØDE Rec field recording app, which allows the user to perform a complete range of professional recording functions including one-touch export to Dropbox and SoundCloud.
RØDE''s SC3 adaptor allows the TRRS jack of the smartLav+ to be adapted to suit standard TRS devices, such as a DSLR camera or personal recorder like the Zoom H1.
The smartlav+ replaces the smartLav, and is shipping now for US$79. Visit www.smartlav.com for further information.