Evaluation: Joby Wavo Air Wi-fi Microphone Equipment

Working with wi-fi microphones when creating movies is a blessing. I’ve been working with 18 foot corded Audio-Technica lavaliere microphones. I gotta inform you, greater than as soon as it has tripped me up. In case you are on a decent funds or don’t do a lot video it really works OK. When it’s time to improve you would possibly give the Joby Wavo Air a great look.

The Wavo Air is a twin wi-fi microphone and transmitter/receiver system with a lot of versatility.

joby wavo air kit
Along with two transmitters with microphones and a receiver you get charging cords and some ways to work along with your package.


  • Two built-in microphones with a number of methods connect
  • Contains two lavaliere microphones
  • Lengthy vary broadcasting
  • A number of connectors TRRS for telephone and TRS for digicam
  • Stable sound with all configurations
  • Instantaneous pairing — prepared to make use of out of the field


  • Slide for digicam sizzling shoe becoming is simply mild friction match
  • Worth
  • A minor observe — Not a fan of the pink shade band on the transmitters

Joby Wavo Air Wi-fi Microphone Equipment — Technical Specs

Transducer — Condenser electret

Polar Sample — Omnidirectional

Frequency Response 50 Hz — 18kHz

Sensitivity Mic/lavaliere mic: -39+/-2dB

Sign to Noise Ratio — >78 dB

Most SPL — Mic/lavaliere mic:120dB/ 110dB

Battery life — 6H steady use

Energy supply — Li-ion Polymer Battery

Transmission Kind — 2.4 GHz

Working Vary — 50m

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Joby Wavo Air Wi-fi Microphone Equipment — Ergonomics and construct high quality

After I first opened the field I used to be, “Oh man, that is fairly low-cost plastic.” I used to be unsuitable. Working with the varied clips and attachment strategies I used to be impressed with how simple it was to vary the best way to connect the gear. I’m not sure of the particular materials nevertheless it feels robust. I additionally remembered the abuse I put my Joby Gorrilla pods by through the years and these are made from the identical plastic. So no worries there!

bob coates with Joby Wavo Air product
Wavo Air set as much as document on iPhone utilizing wi-fi mic and receiver mounted on a Joby Gorrilla Pod.

Joby Wavo Air Wi-fi Microphone Equipment — Within the discipline

I’d seen/heard of individuals complaining in regards to the vary and dropped alerts when the transmitter was not dealing with the receiver or out of line of sight. So I went for a stroll into the following room with a wall between me and the transmitter along with my physique. No downside. Stored taking place the corridor into the following room and nonetheless transmitting advantageous.

Subsequent cease, outdoors and a few actual distance. After a hike throughout the road about 150 toes away, no disconnects, whether or not the transmitter was dealing with the receiver, blocked by my physique or dealing with away from the receiver and blocked by my physique.

When it’s time to cost the long-lasting gear there are three cords included, so all may be charged on the similar time.

Sound high quality

The sound from the lavaliere mic and the in-built microphone each sounded nice. Open air, the in-built mic with the useless cat hooked up stored the wind at bay. Utilizing each microphones interview type, the sound blended properly. Each microphones have their very own stage management.

Sound into the iPhone was robust as properly beating out the in-built microphone so far as high quality goes.

lightening connector for iPhone and headphones
Word when ordering should you want a lightning headphone connector to plug into your iPhone that you simply both order direct from Apple or be sure that it’s a TRRS connector or the microphone is not going to work.

Since it is a microphone overview I additionally made an open field and dealing video overview which I’ll share quickly.

Yours in Inventive Pictures, Bob