Hey, this is Ryan from Public Speaking Power,
and today I am unboxing the Rode SmartLav Lapel Microphone. So it’s just come in the
mail today, and I’m really excited to open it and to find out how it works. Here we are: the SmartLav Rode Microphone.
Rode is a great microphone company. They make some really stellar microphones, and I’ve
actually seen James Schramko from SuperFast Business use this microphone, and that’s why
I decided to get it. I wanted a lapel mic because I wanted to use it with my iPhone.
We can see that, on the back, it’s got the iPhone there. Broadcast quality audio direct
from your iPhone or iPad or iPod Touch, which is exactly what I want. So now let’s go ahead
and open it. Get this sticker off. Try not to break the box too much. So here it is.
It comes in this really nice leather or fake-leather pouch; some silicone to
keep it dry; here it is. Simple little microphone
there; quite a decent sized cord to go from my iPhone to myself. I might need to get a
cord extender. Just make sure when you’re buying the extension for the microphone that
you buy a cord that has one, two, three, four slots on it, because this is for the microphone
and then for other things. If it only has three, then it’s not going to work as an extension
cord, so you need the ones with four. We’ve got the clip right here, which is great; we
need that. So let’s try and put the clip on. Hopefully it’s not going to be too difficult.
Looks like the wire just clips in like this, and it should just stay in like that. I’ll
push that wire in a bit more and then it clips on for you quite nicely. We’ve got an instruction
book as well. Which, I am a man, so I’ll never read. Quick-start guide shows you all the
things that you get. And so one last thing is this little filter. So we just pop that
on; gives you better sound, stops the wind noises and stuff like that. And so there you
have the Rode SmartLav Microphone unboxing. I’m really excited to start using this. I’ll
just show you an example of the quality. Okay, so now I’ve got it attached to my t-shirt,
and here’s an example of the sound that it makes. You may need to get an extension cord,
because, as you can see, it’s running pretty close right there. I could get a little further
back, but not too much further back. If you want to do a full-body shot, then you’re going
to have to get an extension cord for the mic. But here’s an idea of the sound. There’s actually
a lawnmower going on outside which you may be able to hear, but if I was to run this
through Orphonic or something like that, then I’m sure a lot of that would disappear. So I’m Ryan McLean from PublicSpeakingPower.com,
and this has been the unboxing of my Rode SmartLav Lapel Microphone.