Rode Wireless Go review

Take your video audio up a notch with the super-small Rode Wireless Go wireless microphone system

5 Star Rating
Rode Wireless Go microphone
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Photographer)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The RØDE Wireless GO is an excellent addition to your video kit that takes next to no time to set up and works very reliably, delivering high-quality audio. The size means that it is easy to carry around in your camera – so that you don't have an excuse not to use it when you need to shoot video. And at this price, it makes a great investment for any vlogger or YouTuber.


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    Wireless operation

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    Miniature size

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    Built-in rechargeable batteries

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    Easy to set up and use


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    The microphone itself is an all-purpose, omnidirectional affair

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If you want to record speech with your video, you need an external microphone – the camera’s inbuilt mic just won’t cut it. There are several options available, but the Rode Wireless GO is one of the most versatile and easy to use that we’ve come across. Helpfully, it’s also incredibly compact, and because it works wirelessly, there are no cables to trip over or get tangled. It’s perfect for presenters, vloggers and filmmakers.

There are two main components to the Wireless GO – the transmitter and the receiver. The transmitter, which measures just 44x45.3x18.5mm and weighs 31g, has a built-in omnidirectional mic and clip that enables it to be attached to your clothes. Alternatively, it can be clipped to a back pocket or a belt and then used with a cavalier microphone connected via its 3.5mm TRS input.

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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.