It looks like Rode has started a new design trend in some of their microphone releases. At least, they have with microphones potentially destined for life next to a computer. It began with the 5th Generation Rode NT1 (buy here), and now they’re implementing it again with the new Rode PodMic USB. Yup, the newly announced PodMic USB (buy here) offers both USB and XLR connectivity.
As the successor to the original Rode PodMic, the new PodMic USB offers the same great sound you’re used to from the original, but with extra versatility. As a USB microphone, it features Rode’s Revolution Preamps and includes all of the usual APHEX audio processing features we’ve started seeing in Rode’s other digital USB-capable microphones, such as the Rode Wireless GO II (buy here) and Rode NT-USB+ (buy here).