Measuring in at an ultra-compact 44mm x 45.3mm x 18.5mm and weighing just 31g, the Wireless GO transmitter (TX) acts as either a quick and easy clip-on wireless microphone, thanks to a high-quality built-in omnidirectional condenser capsule, or as the world’s smallest belt-pack transmitter for a lavalier microphone via the 3.5mm TRS input.
The Wireless GO receiver (RX) is just as compact, measuring only 44mm x 46.4mm x 18.5mm and weighing just 31g, which makes a location rig much easier to carry and facilitates mounting on a range of camera gimbals and stabilizers. Its dual-purpose mount sits snug in any camera’s shoe mount, or clips easily onto a camera strap or an item of clothing. The supplied 3.5mm TRS output cable plugs into any camera’s audio input or, with the relevant available Røde adaptors, into any recorder, GoPro, iPhone etc. There is also a three-stage output pad – 0dB, -6dB, -12dB – to tailor the output to any camera or recorder.
The Wireless GO’s quick clip-on capabilities make it perfect for run-and-gun journalists and vloggers in the field since it operates as a clip-on mic or belt-pack transmitter for a lavalier/headset microphone. The built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone delivers broadcast-quality sound, while Røde’s all-new Series III 2.4GHz digital wireless transmission with 128-bit encryption was designed to deliver clear audio under any conditions, even in locations with dense Wi-Fi and Bluetooth activity like shopping malls, conventions, hotels etc. Røde’s smartLav+ (with an SC3 adaptor), Lavalier microphone and HS2 headset microphone are perfect companions for the Wireless GO when used as a belt-pack.
The solution is ready to support up to 70 meters range in line-of-sight, but is optimized for shorter-range operation in congested radio-frequency environments. Up to 8 systems will work in the same location. Both the TX and RX units have built-in rechargeable batteries, charged via USB-C and allowing for up to 7 hours on a full charge, including a battery saver mode. The transmitter and receiver pair in just 3 seconds.
“The Wireless GO is an incredible marriage of form and function, substance and style,” says Freedman Group CEO Damien Wilson. “Pristine audio, versatility and build quality, and a price that will reset the marketplace. Video content is a vital part of everyone’s business, and the simplicity offered by the Wireless GO’s built-in mic means that everyone can produce broadcast-quality audio along with their vision: emerging filmmakers, reporters, real estate agents – you name it.
“For Røde, Wireless GO is the perfect addition to our range of wireless solutions, which includes the bestselling RødeLink Filmmaker Kit,” continues Wilson. “And it’s another world-first in Røde’s fantastic run of innovative new products, following the 2018 releases of the RødeCaster Pro and NT-SF1 ambisonic microphone. We continue to identify capability gaps in the market and are determined to be first in the space with revolutionary pro audio equipment, built to deliver brilliant audio for creators around the world.”
Wireless GO will be showcased at NAB 2019 (April 8-11) in Las Vegas, USA at the B&H booth (Central Hall C10916) and is shipping in April 2019.