Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

No surprises that RODE has produced this little wireless package as the filmmaker kit was far too big. I just wish the word RODE was not on the clip itself.

Dont panic as I did on first reading of this product “with built in microphone” you still have the ability to plug in a  lavalier microphone and use it the good old fashioned way.


  • Operates as a clip-on microphone or beltpack transmitter for a lavalier/headset microphone
  • Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone delivers broadcast-quality sound
  • All-new Series III 2.4GHz digital wireless transmission with 128-bit encryption designed to deliver crystal clear audio under any conditions, even in locations with dense Wi-Fi and Bluetooth activity like shopping malls, conventions, hotels etc
  • Up to 70m range (line-of-sight), but optimised for shorter-range operation in congested radio-frequency environments
  • TX and RX have built-in rechargeable batteries, charged via USB-C 
  • Up to 7 hours on a full charge, including a battery-saver mode
  • Super-lightweight and ultra-compact: TX is 31g and RX only 31g
  • The transmitter and receiver pair in just 3 seconds
  • 3-stage output pad: 0, -6dB and -12dB
  • RØDE’s market-leading smartLav+ (with an SC3 adaptor), Lavalier microphone and HS2 headset microphone are perfect companions for the Wireless GO when used as a beltpack (and sold separately)
  • Use up to 8 systems in one location.

Sennheiser brought out the AVX-MKE2 system but at over £750 is a lot of money to justify. Rode’s new compact system comes in at £179 less a smartlav mic at £50 extra.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

2 thoughts on “Wireless GO from RODE £179

  1. These really are small. My only concern is the signal strength, so I look forward to someone reporting on their real-world use.

  2. Being of a suspicious nature, my first question about any digital radio mic would have to be what the latency is like?

    It IS possible to get low latency with digital transmission, but the price here makes me wonder……? I do wonder if it’s targeted more at such as presentations – I’d certainly want to check the latency figure before buying one for broadcast use.

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