Rode VideoMic Me-C adds USB-C for Android users

Rode has expanded its smartphone microphone range with the addition of the VideoMic Me-C, which brings USB-C connectivity to the party. 

Earlier versions of the compact and lightweight directional microphone featured 3.5mm jacks and Lightning ports that made them suitable for iPhone. 

The addition of a USB-C port means that the popular mic can now be used with Android smartphones, as well as other USB-C-toting devices such as the iPad Pro. A 3.5mm jack acts as a headphone output for audio monitoring and playback.

The Rode VideoMic Me-C was previously released as part of the maker’s Vlogger Kit range, but is now available as a standalone product. 

The mini mic features a cardioid condenser capsule for capturing crystal-clear audio, while reducing background noise, making it ideal for everything from podcasting to capturing live music performances. 

The VideoMic Me-C is compatible with most mobile devices with a USB-C input that are running Android OS 10/iOS 11 or higher.

Designed and made at Rode’s manufacturing facilities in Sydney, Australia, the device also comes with a clip for securing the mic, along with a furry windshield for recording outdoors.

The Rode VideoMic Me-C is available now with a price tag of £65/$79/€79.