The RØDE Vlogger Kits are a series of new all-in-one smartphone filmmaking kits that include a RØDE smartphone mic and three new accessories, a tripod, phone grip, and LED light.
There will be three versions available. One that works with iPhone, one for Android, and a Universal Edition for phones with a 3.5mm input.
There have always been tons of accessories such as mini tripods, LED lights, and microphones that work with smartphones, but usually, they have been items you have had to source individually from different manufacturers. The concept of the RØDE Vlogger Kits was to give you all of these items in a single kit.
With the video quality of smartphones increasing at a rapid pace, more and more people are turning to them as an easy to use, convenient way of producing budget content.
RØDE VLOGGER KIT KEY FEATURES
- All-in-one mobile filmmaking kit that includes a RØDE VideoMic, Tripod 2, SmartGrip, MicroLED and accessories
- Options for iOS (Lightning) and Android (USB-C) devices, plus a Universal Edition (3.5mm)
- High-quality microphone that delivers professional, directional sound in any recording situation
- Three-position tripod with gimbal head – perfect for either handheld or tabletop use
- MicroLED on-camera light with diffuser and eight colored filters for flawless shots
- Lightweight all-metal mount with rubberized grips, that accommodates phones 65mm to 85mm wide
The range lets you use any type of smartphone, with options for iPhone, which includes a RØDE VideoMic Me-L with a Lightning connector, and Android devices, which features the new RØDE VideoMic Me-C with a USB-C connector.
There is also a Universal Edition, which includes a RØDE VideoMicro for use with smartphones that feature a 3.5mm input, such as older iPhones and Android models. This can also be used with Lightning and USB-C equipped smartphones using a certified adaptor.
Each Kit includes the new RØDE Tripod 2, a three-position tripod with a gimbal head, the new RØDE SmartGrip, a lightweight all-metal mount with rubberized grips for keeping smartphones stable, and secure, and the new RØDE MicroLED on-camera light, which slots onto the SmartGrip.
The VideoMic in each Kit plugs directly into a smartphone and connects with any recording app. They can also be configured for main or ‘selfie’ camera use for maximum flexibility, and the accessories are quick and easy to set up, ensuring vloggers never miss a moment.
If you want to see all of the specifications of the individual components you can above.
Price & Availability
The RØDE Vlogger Kits are currently shipping worldwide and will be available in-store in the coming weeks. Here are the prices:
- Rode Vlogger Kit USB-C Edition Filmmaking Kit for Mobile Devices with USB Type-C Ports $149 USD
- Rode Vlogger Kit Universal Filmmaking Kit for Smartphones with 3.5mm Ports $149 USD
- Rode Vlogger Kit iOS Edition Filmmaking Kit for Mobile Devices with Lightning Ports $149 USD
Head to vloggerkits.rode.com for more information.