With up to 24-bit/96k* recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion for both Lightning and 30-pin iOS devices, your i-XY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate.
This results in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail.
The RØDEGrip is a multi-purpose mounting solution for the Apple iPhone 5, iPhone 5s (RØDEGrip5), iPhone 5c (RØDEGrip 5c), iPhone 4 and 4S (RØDEGrip4) that allows for both hand-held and camera mounted operation of the i-XY.
Constructed from durable, high-quality ABS plastics, it folds down into a small, portable form factor for ease of transport.
The SC2 is a high-quality shielded 3.5mm TRS patch cable. It is ideal for connecting the output of an iOS device using an i-XY to a DSLR or video camera for capturing scratch audio to camera while the iPhone records the broadcast-quality track.
The cable extends from 170mm to up to 400mm, and features right-angle connectors for ergonomic use.
The RØDE iClamp is a heavy-duty clamp designed to provide additional support for your i-XY (30-pin) during high movement usage with an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.
The 30-pin version of the i-XY (iXY-30) is compatible with iPhone® 4S, iPhone® 4, iPad® (3rd generation) and iPad® 2.
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Tape Op Magazine
"One glance, and you know what this is - plug it into your iPhone (or iPad or iPod Touch), and record in stereo. No cables. No external power supply. Plus, excellent quality mic capsules, and it even has its own built-in A/D converter! Simple, easy, and useful… Before now, I never considered using my iPhone to record a show or anything beyond a simple voice memo or a roughed-out musical idea. Now I will be carrying the i-XY (in the included protective zip case) with me everywhere I go."
"Want a studio-quality, stereo mic for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch? This is it."
"RØDE has recently developed a reputation for making the right tools for the job at a good price, and these two well-thought out packages won't disappoint. The i-XY improves audio on the iPhone beyond what most people thought was possible."
Sound on Sound
"With the advent of iThings and apps came the expectation that pretty much anything you could run on them or plug into them would be cheap and cheerful. But to make the best possible use of their 24-bit, 96kHz recording capabilities, you need a good microphone, which is where the RØDE i-XY comes in… For normal speech recording and sources such as acoustic guitar, the background noise is acceptably low, so there should be no problem recording band rehersals or other loud sources. The i-XY sounds good, works as it should do, and as an alternative to buying a separate flash recorder, it makes a lot of sense."
"In the new world of social media where everything is nearly instantaneous, the i-XY delivers professional quality instantly. And again, I usually avoid referencing price points in reviews, but in this instance, it bears noting that the cost of this set-up is quite reasonable considering the quality and flexibility, coming in at just under the $200 mark. Whether it’s to record song ideas, capture a one-on-one interview, or even create any type of foley or sound effects on-the-fly, the i-XY is a cool little powerhouse device, and I’m sure you’ll be impressed."
"Immediately out of the box its clear that Rode has brought the proverbial gun to a knife fight. The i-XY is unquestionably one of the most professional looking iThings to plug in to the 30 pin dock of an iOS device… When it comes high quality field recording for iOS devices RØDE brings their A-Game with the i-XY. They’ve managed to package high quality hardware with a clever and complete recording application that in our opinion negates the need to carry around a separate field recording device."
The Modern Vocalist
"RØDE has a knack for over-delivering. i-XY is a case in point. While for some manufacturers the iDevices are just another opportunity to graft a few bucks from the general public with adjunct plastic bits ’n’ bobs. RØDE has really bought into the design story of Apple’s devices and designed an accessory that would even satisfy Jonny Ives’ aesthetic sensibilities. The combo of -iXY and RØDE REC is far more formidable than a phone ‘accessory’ and an app should be… RØDE’s on a winner with these two."
Audio Technology Magazine
"RØDE‘s i-XY microphone for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is a fantastic way to boost the quality of audio recordings. If you record your university lectures, do any interview work, or want a cheap way to boost your YouTube voice-overs, this is a reasonably cheap way to get good audio with the convenience of your smartphone. 4/5"
Good Gear Guide
"The RØDE i-XY really shines as portable recording gear due to its sheer versatility. The included windshield and carrying case were welcome additions adding to the convenience of using the device on a daily basis for creative pursuits. In short, the RØDE i-XY offers a compelling end to end portable recording solution ready for both today’s digital professionals as well as audio recording hobbyists."