Rode Wireless GO is world's smallest wireless mic system

Rode Wireless Go microphone system

Røde has introduced what it claims is the world's smallest and lightest wireless microphone system. The Røde Wireless GO comprises of two miniature units - a receiver which  fits onto the hotshoe of your camera, and a transmitter that has a built-in lavalier-type microphone. 

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Both units have built-in clips that can be used to attach to clothing or to a gadget bag – and it is this clip that slides into the hotshoe or accessory shoe of your camera or rig. 

The receiver and transmitter weigh just 31g a piece, and measure around 44 x 46 x 18.5mm each. Both have their own inbuilt lithium polymer rechargeable batteries that promise an operating time of up to seven hours.

Both also feature a 3.5mm jack socket, to connect the receiver to the audio input of your camera, and for adding an external tie-clip or lavalier mic to the transmitter.

The units operate in license-free 2.4GHz radio range for easy of operation, and promise a usable operating distance of up to 70m apart. They come pre-paired - but it is possible to switch channels for manual pairing. There are three different gain settings to allow you to boost or reduce the volume of the audio input.

The kit will be supplied with the transmitter, receiver, two stick-on fur windshields, a pouch, and cables. 

The Røde Wireless GO kit is set to cost £179 / $199 when it goes on sale from April 18.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.