Rode i-XLR Digital XLR iOS Interface (Lightning Compatible) (Discontinued)

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Gearank Recommendation

The Rode i-XLR appeared on our recommended list for Lightning Compatible iPad Audio Interfaces from October 2020 until August 2022 when it was removed due to a lack of availability.


The Rode i-XLR is a simple interface that lets you use any XLR dynamic microphone with your mobile device.

It features a companion app for recording as well as zero-latency headphone monitoring.

If you’re looking to use a favorite mic out in the field or rehearsal room, the Rode i-XLR is a great, portable pick.


  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
  • Connectors: Lightning
  • Simultaneous Channels: 1 x 1
  • Inputs:1 x XLR
  • Outputs: 1 x Lightning, 1 x 1/8″ Headphone
  • Power: Bus powered
  • Can charge IOS unit: No
  • Phantom Power: No
  • Bundled Software: Rode Reporter App
Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores, however you can see excellent alternatives in our guide to The Best iPad Audio Interfaces.

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