If you own the Rode Wireless GoII mics then you'll have no doubt already realized that they are missing some key components for actually using them as recording devices while on the go. Ironic, since they are called the "Go" mics, but unfortunately you need to purchase some additional equipment to make them work with iPhones and also with even a standard DSLR, because the cable that comes with the mics will not work with any of the cameras that I tested. Here are our Amazon links and reviews of the top five accessories you need in order to make the Rode Wireless GoII's work for you the way you want them to!
#1 TRRS to TRS Cable You will want to get this: Rode SC7 Coiled Patch Cable - Angled 3.5 Millimeters TRRS to Angled 3.5 Millimeters TRS. This cable allows you to connect the iPhone to the receiver, and you will need to couple this with an inexpensive 1/8" to Lightning adapter (plugged into the Gray end) and you're good to go. This is perfect for iPhone vlogging, even though the cables can be a bit tricky to balance on a gimbal. If you don't want to spend the money or it's out of stock, the TRRS to TRS cable + 1/8 adapter below are the way to go to get the connection right for recording to your iPhone and this combo saves you about $5.00 over purchasing the often out of stock SC19 cable from Rode Directly - so get either items 1&2 or just get the Rode SC19 if it's available ($29.00) from Rode.
#2 Apple 1/8" Lightning cable - and do not make the mistake I did of getting an inexpensive 3-pack. You will need to send it back, because the Apple one which is only $7.00, will work with the audio transmission, the others may not really work 2-way and so that will not help you when you're trying to record. Get this one:
#3 3-Way USB-C Charging Cable. This comes with a super fast charger (Qualcomm) and we have had no problems with it. It tucks into the case nicely since it's not a bulky charging station and can be used interchangeably with other USB-C devices on location like iPads, very useful!
#4 Rode Lavalier Wireless GoII Lavs these are great for your on-screen talent who doesn't like the look of wearing a clip-on microphone. We have used and tested these, just make sure that they don't pop out of the transmitter and you'll be good to go. Good sound quality for the price. You can get less expensive ones, but these are better. If deciding between black and white, just go for black, they are more likely to look professional unless you have a lot of light clothing.
#5 Syncwire 3.5mm AUX Cable male to male for DSLR recording. This was super useful for connecting the Rode receiver on the hot shoe to the camera, and since we didn't have one we liked, this one was ordered in May 2023 and has done great for us so far. We can definitely recommend it, because we tested it and have had great results.