1, No need to buy Rode's expansive TRRS to TRS adapter wire!!! Any wire that can split the TRRS to TRS headphone and TRS mic is working!!!!
2, Rode VideoMicro works with Android phones and Windows laptops!!!!
Here is the evidence:
First, the mic is Rode VideoMicro (https://www.rode.com/microphones/videomicro), which Rode said it is for cameras.
Second, this is the split wire I used (LinkForSplitter), you don't need to buy this one! As long as it is a splitter that split the TRRS port to TRS headphone and TRS mic is ok.
Evidence for Android phone with Type-c port:
you can see when tapping on the metal near the mic there is wave shown on my phone.
Evidence for Windows Laptop:
Also test with my Rog Strix II laptop
The splitter is just a wire connection, no other signal processing unit, so any wire should be able to get the mic work!
The Wire just simply split the TRRS jack with 4 rings, and connect the G(ground) and the Mic pin to the TRS mic port. Also, connect the G and L R(headphone pin) to a TRS headphone jack.
So as long as it is connected, the mic should be ready to work.
One thing that still confuses me is how the power supplied to the mic. As Rode said it needs power from 2v-5v, I was so nervous worrying my phone may fail to supply the power, but it worked after I tried the splitter I bought.
Some people said the Macbook can not work with this mic because of the power, but I didn't get a chance to test. Well, I assume Mac users don't care, since they have bad compatibility all the time and they still happy to use Mac.
We buy this small mic in order to save money and have a rather good effect, so there is no point for me to buy a $15 wire just to connect the microphone!! And not able to connect headphones int the meantime. But all the tutorials I've seen on the internet no matter English or Chinese, they all seem to use the Rode expensive wire, this is stupid!! Stop teaching people the wrong things!! You have to believe your self and physics!!