One of the things we were excited about in photokina was the RODE booth. Partly becasue we are big RODE fans (TBH, they payed part of our trip to the show), but mostly becasue they showed us some microphones that will incredibly ease our workflow for future shows and interviews.
The first piece of kit was the Rode wireless shooter kit. Now, having a wireless interview microphone is a big deal for us. We run a lot of interviews and killing the 10 meters long and heavy XLR would mean much more portability for us. I thought that this alone was cool, but there is more. The transmission cube has a 3.5mm port for a lavalier mic. This means that you can piggyback a lav (or any other 3.5mm mic) on the same Tx/Rx kit. I lost this idea. Sadly, right now its an either/or so you can not mix the two. But Ryan said they will be looking into that. (Sadly this is far from a solid promise, but hey, we’ll take it).