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Boost your iOS device’s recording quality with the Rode VideoMic Me-L

Rode is aiming to improve the lives of iOS audio/video content creators with the VideoMic Me-L, a directional mic that plugs straight into your device via the Lightning connector.

There are no batteries required here - power is drawn from the phone or tablet - and you also get a 3.5mm headphone jack on the rear of the device. The aluminium case and ceramic finish suggest a piece of gear that’s built to last, and a furry windshield is supplied for outdoor shooting.

You can take a closer look at the VideoMic Me-L on the Rode website. It’s set to ship soon priced at $79.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.