Rode Wireless Go II microphone review

Is the Rode Wireless Go II dual-channel upgrade as easy to use as Rode’s original tiny wireless microphone system?

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Rode Wireless GO II
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Thanks to its small size, ease of use and attractive price, Rode’s original Wireless Go wireless microphone system proved incredibly popular. Now the Wireless Go II has been introduced to sit alongside the original offering much greater range (200m by line of sight instead of 70m) and dual-channel recording that means you can capture two sides of a conversation if you want. With that in mind, the Rode Wireless Go II comes supplied with two transmitters rather than one, which goes some way to justifying the price difference (the basic one-mic Rode Wireless Go is almost half the cost).


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    Two microphone wireless system

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    Compact design

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    Rechargeable batteries


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    Significantly more expensive than the standard Rode Wireless GO

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The original Rode Wireless GO is one of the best microphones for vlogging, providing a neat and well-thought-out wireless microphone system for filmmakers at a reasonable price. The new Rode Wireless GO II is not a replacement for the orginal - but an advanced model that gives the significant advantage of giving not one but two microphone transmitters. This is a perfect package if you have two presenters for your video – or if you want to mic up both the bride and the groom, say, as they exchange their wedding vows.

The Wireless Go II uses Rode’s new Series IV 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption and it’s optimized for stable operation in areas with lots of RF activity. Each of the transmitters, and the receiver, also has a built-in Li-po battery which is able to give up to 7 hours life. 

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.