Easy Audio: The New Deity Pocket Wireless Microphone
Let’s check out the specs on the new Deity Pocket Wireless microphone kit. Get easy wireless audio on your camera, phone, or laptop!
Deity has just released a brand new, compact wireless microphone kit: the Deity Pocket Wireless. Designed to be a go-to wireless kit for mirrorless cameras, smartphones, and even online video meetings.
With a price point of $169, which includes a lav mic and protective case, the Deity Pocket Wireless comes in well below the cost of other wireless kits.
Let’s dive into our first impressions and check out all of the specs!
First Impressions of the Deity Pocket Wireless Kit
Upon opening the Pocket Wireless, you’re greeted with a shell case, jam-packed with various accessories. The Pocket Wireless receiver and transmitter were actually even smaller than I thought, each about the same size as a small match box.
The transmitter has a built-in microphone, but you also have the option to plug in the included Deity lav microphone, which uses a 3.5mm locking audio jack.
The process of pairing the Pocket Wireless transmitter and receiver was painless. It just required pressing the “pairing” button on the transmitter and receiver, and literally within ten seconds, they were paired. It’s basically like pairing a controller with a video game console. (This is only required upon your first use.)
One of the biggest attributes of the Deity Pocket Wireless is that it features both USB-C and TRRS audio connections. This provides a ton of compatibility when it comes to using the Pocket Wireless with phones, tablets, and laptops.
The Pocket Wireless uses a Digital RF signal, which offers a reliable signal even if the talent blocks the transmitter’s line of sight to the receiver, and boasts a range of up to 65 meters.
The Dual-Function clips are also a nice touch. The transmitter and receiver feature clips that act as both belt clips and cold shoe mounts. (Pretty unique!) And, as a nice aesthetic bonus, you have two different color options, black and white. So, depending on what you’ll be using them for, you can choose a color that best matches your style.
- Built-in microphone
- Deity lav mic included
- Audio input: 3.5mm locking jack
- Range: ≤65m
- One button press pairing
- Display screen
- Battery life: 5hrs
- Charging time: 2.5 hrs
- Charging input: USB-C
- Native TRRS output
- Bitrate / sampling: 24-bit / 48kHz
- Input type: mono
- Transmission type: 2.4GHz
- Frequency type: digital
- Wirelessly compatible with the entire Deity Connect ecosystem
- Dual-function clip mounts
The $169 retail price for the Deity Pocket Wireless kit is extremely competitive. Especially considering everything that’s included within the kit, such as the Deity lav mic.
Compare the Deity Pocket Wireless price to that of the RØDE Wireless GO, which retails for $199, and doesn’t include a lav mic. The RØDE Lavalier GO microphone is actually sold separately for $79.
So, comparably, the Deity Pocket Wireless comes in at nearly $100 cheaper, if you require a lav microphone with your setup.
Deity Pocket Wireless Mobile Kit
Deity is also offering a bundle geared towards mobile video creators, the Pocket Wireless Mobile kit. This kit includes everything from the Pocket Wireless kit, as well as a table top tripod that folds up and can be utilized as an on-the-go vlogging hand grip. The kit also includes a custom phone clamp that allows for mounting both the receiver and an LED light.
The Pocket Wireless Mobile kit retails for $199.
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Cover image via Deity Microphones.