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Rode announces the Wireless Go II, price, specs, availability confirmed

Rode Wireless Go II

The Rode Wireless Go is one of our favourite camera accessories but now the Rode Wireless Go II has been announced, making an impressive collection of updates on the original.

Like the first incarnation, the Rode Wireless Go II is a small wireless mic system and it has the same ‘clip-and-go’ simplicity of use. However, the Wireless Go II has two channels which means it can record two sources at the same time, or be used as a single-channel wireless mic.

Rode sells the Wireless Go II as a kit with one receiver and two transmitters. The transmitters come paired with the receiver, but you can change the channel and they will remember the channel that was last used.

Once the receiver is connected to the camera via the supplied SC5 cable, the transmitters, which have microphones built-in, can be clipped onto two people to record their conversation.

The Wireless Go II can be switched between mono or stereo recording so the two transmitters’ signals can either be recorded on separate channels or mixed together.

Rode Wireless Go II

The two transmitters also each have a 3.5mm TRS input to enable an alternative mic to be used, transforming any mic with a 3.5mm output into a wireless microphone.

Rode has updated the Wireless Go II’s receiver screen to enable you to monitor key information such as the signal strength, battery level and input level for the two transmitters simultaneously. They can be adjusted separately from the receiver.

Rode has also extended the range of the Wireless Go II in comparison with the original. In fact, the Series IV 2.4GHz digital transmission, which has 128-bit encryption, has a range of up to 200m (line of sight). That’s more than double the range of the first incarnation.

In addition, the Rode Wireless Go II can record up to 24 hours of audio to each transmitter in case of dropouts.

There’s also the safety channel feature that we recently saw on the Rode VideoMic NTG. When this is activated, the kit saves a second channel at -20dB lower than the main channel in case of clipping or distortion. This is in addition to the three-stage pad which can be extended to a 10-stage pad.

Rode Central

Rode has also announced a new app, Rode Central, for accessing advanced features for the Wireless Go II and making firmware updates.

The Wireless Go II is the first of Rode’s microphones to use Rode Central, but other mics, including the VideoMic NTG and AI-1 will be integrated in the future.

Rode Wireless Go II case

In the Box

Rode supplies the Wireless Go II with a neoprene case and three furry windshields that use a new ‘twist-to-lock’ attachment. There’s also the SC5 cable for connecting the receiver to a camera or recorder with a 3.5mm input, and three USB cables for charging or recording to a computer or other USB device.

Rode Wireless Go II Price and Availability

The Rode Wireless Go II is available to order immediately for £279 / $299.

You can order the Rode Wireless Go II from Wex Photo Video in the UK and B&H Photo Video or Adorama in the USA.

For more information about the Rode Wireless Go II, take a look at Rode’s launch videos below:


  • Product type: Wireless microphone system
  • Announced: 23rd February 2021
  • Transmission type: 2.4GHz Digital Frequency with 128-bit encription
  • Transmission range: 200m line of sight
  • Microphone type: Omnidirectional
  • Input: 3.5mm TRS
  • Frequency Range: 50Hz – 20kHz
  • Power: Built-in rechargeable Li-po battery with a life of up to 7 hours
  • Dimensions: Transmitters: 44×45.3×18.3 mm, Receiver: 44×45.5×18.3mm
  • Weight: Transmitters: 30g, Receiver: 32g
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J Maher
J Maher
3 years ago

I assume this will still sell alongside the first incarnation? (If you only need to record, say, one source in mono)

Last edited 3 years ago by J Maher