I really love how these guys sound, but they have some design problems that have become annoying over time.

Auto-generated description: Two wireless Rode microphone units are placed on a wooden surface.
  1. It is great to be able to charge them via USB-C, but we are talking about two unites that must be charged. That is not a problem at my office, where I have a charging station for all of my filming equipment. However, if I am working from home or traveling, I must remember that I will need additional charges and cables. Once, I forgot about that, and it was a waste of time since I was able to only charge one at a time.
  2. More often than not, I forget to turn them off or to plug them in to be charged. Please refer to item one above.
  3. I’m not sure if this is a design problem or if I got a defective unit, but since day one, I have had to press the buttons hard on both to turn them off. That was a big problem when I started using them, as I wouldn’t notice that they were still on. Please refer to item one above.
  4. Although they were considered small when released, the microphone part was always heavy enough to make it difficult to wear on t-shirts. In some cases, I end up holding it in my hand, like in this video. I’m aware that there is an option to connect a lapel microphone, but that would defeat the purpose of using a wireless device.

The DJI Mic 2 addresses several of the issues above, as it is smaller and features a charging case that requires only one USB-C cable. However…

When I came across the Hollyland Lark M2, I was blown away. In addition to the charging case, they are minimal and can be attached to a shirt with a magnet. And who doesn’t love magnets?

How about that combo with a USB-C phone receiver?

The only question I still have about it is: Can something as tiny as that sound as good as the Rode Wireless GO?