RØDE Announces a Lav-Hiding Solution called "invisiLav"

If you don't like lav mics rearing their ugly heads in your video productions but love the sound quality (like we saw in a video from Wistia), then maybe Rode's latest product is the perfect solution. It's called the invisiLAV, and it adheres to the interior of clothing and skin and supposedly eliminates the need for those pesky lav clips.

Primarily for use with the company’s Lavalier and smartLav microphones, the invisiLav will support any lavalier-style microphone with a capsule head up to 5mm in diameter. It features two mounting points for scenarios where a redundant mic is required, as well as cable management clips on the side.

Available in either a pack of three pieces or a bulk pack of ten pieces, the invisiLav comes with pre-cut, skin-safe adhesive (ISO 10993) that can be used to mount the invisiLav to either the body or to fabric. The invisiLav itself is also made from a medical-grade skin-safe material (USP Class VI/Ph. Eur/ISO 10993-1), so it can be mounted on the body without fear of irritation.




You can pick up a pack of 3 for $18, or a pack of 10 for $40 when they start shipping.

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I needed this last week... they should make a sticky wind screen on the top of them too

Generally you would mount the invisiLav under the clothing or garment but a wind screen could be useful if it was mounted under a shirt collar. I'll pass on your comment to the team

Thanks, maybe you should send me a pair of your rode mic's for such a great idea... ;-)

Did the VideoMic HD just end up being untenable or what? Where did that go?

Does it sound better than just gaff taping it to your chest?

it probably sounds a LOT better than when taking it off again.

Not sure what advantage this offers. It may be handy for certain types of clothing. I'll usually use "vampire clips" and/or gaffers tape when I want to make sure a mic is going to stay put. As long as your talent isn't moving this may work.

Scott Spellman's picture

Real audio pros have been using moleskin for years. Not sure how this is any better except its pre fitted for Rode Lavaliers. http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/CVS-Moleskin-Foam-Padding?skuId=8...

Scott Spellman's picture

This shows the moleskin mounting technique: