RODE Wireless Me review

Is the RODE Wireless Me just the simplest and most versatile wireless mic setup ever?

RODE Wireless Me
(Image: © Rod Lawton)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The RODE Wireless Me is ultra-simple to set up and use, though more experienced mic users might like a little more direct control over the output levels. The inclusion of a mic in the receiver means interviews and commentaries are easy, and the digital/analog output means you can just plug it into your cameras mic jack, your phone’s USB or Lighting port or a USB port on your computer and not not even think about it. The audio quality is great, and you get everything (except for optional lav mics) in the box. Brilliant!


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    Paired straight out of the box

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    Cables and wind shields included

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    Multi-device support

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    Optional lav mic connection


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    GainAssist can be confusing

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    No direct level control on Mac

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The RODE Wireless Me doesn’t do anything that hasn’t been done before, pretty much, but it does it in such a brilliantly simple way it might tempt even casual video shooters into taking their audio seriously. 

These days content creators and filmmakers are not short of high-quality cameras for recording video, and the best camera phones can capture footage good enough for some professional productions. The difficult part of shooting video is not the video itself, but getting good-quality audio.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at