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Rode NT-USB Mini microphone brings professional studio sound to vloggers and voiceovers

Rode NT-USB Mini
(Image credit: Rode)

Microphone specialist Røde has introduced a new tabletop mic that is designed to appeal to videographers and vloggers. The Rode NT-USB Mini is designed to be simple to use, plugging directly into the USB socket of your laptop or tablet – and comes at a price that is much more affordable than its professional studio design suggests.

The key features of the miniature version of Rode's existing NT-USB microphone are

• High-quality electret condenser capsule – which claims to deliver warmth and presence for a clear, professional sound.

• Directional cardioid pickup pattern – optimized to reduce room sound and other extraneous noise, focusing on the subject in front of it.

Rode NT-USB Mini

The Rode NT-USB Mini has a simple USB output and a standard 3.5mm headphone socket (Image credit: Rode)

In-built pop filter for reducing plosives.

Detachable magnetic desk stand – sturdy base mitigates knocks and bumps, easy to remove. 

A tripod mount is provided for use on a stand or tabletop tripod. 

Integrated 360-degree swing mount for quick and easy positioning.

Studio-grade headphone amplifier with precision level control

• Built-in 3.5mm headphone socket for monitoring the sound

Switchable zero-latency monitoring for eliminating distracting echo.

Weighing 585g, the Rode NT-USB Mini mic is made from aluminum and measures 141.9 x 54.5 x 89.3mm. It is supplied with a USB-A to USB-C cable. 

The Rode NT-USB Mini mic will cost £99 and is due to go on sale later this month.

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