microphone Tag

And listen up! And this is why I am not a vlogger - the cold light of a mobile phone lens, glittering there like a spider's eye - the bright glare of an LED light, and the relentless ear of a small microphone would tempt me to become a monster of the small screen. It has done so to others and I know I am just as susceptible. But you may be different - you may be a person with something important to say. You may be a person with sympathetic friends and an enquiring audience. You may look good and sound normal  - and it would be a blessing if you could make the connection to your audience easily and quickly. Enter the Røde USB-C Edition Vlogger Kit. The stylish box contains: a. A Video Mic Me directional microphone. b. A fuzzy little microphone shield. c. A powerful little single-cell LED Light cube. d. A metal adjustable phone holder with attachment point for the cube light. e. A sturdy little tabletop tripod. I will leave you to the exercises necessary to start up your own YouTube channel or...

Steel yourselves. More Joby products - more Gorillas. I can't help myself - they are just so appealing there on the accessory rack. And the fact that they are well-made and work just adds to it. In this case, we can speak to the videographer and macro workers in the readership. Remember the Manfrotto Micro-Friction accessory arm you saw a little while ago? Articulated with a locking lever - fits on the side of Manfrotto tripods - holds video and audio accessories? Well here is a similar thing from Joby: the GorillaPod Arm Kit PRO. It's the same idea - posable support for LED panels, audio mixers, microphones, and anything that you could attach with a cold shoe mount. It's all-aluminium construction and holds .5 of a kilo in any position you can set it. Best news - that screw mount and anti-rotation channel that was on the Manfrotto Micro-Friction arm is the same thing on this Joby Gorilla Arm. Just screw it into your modern Manfrotto tripod and shoot away! Macro workers will also recognise the benefit of this sort of thing for close...

Or the you generation, if you insist. The important thing is that it is a microphone that will make us sound good when we use our smart devices. The Apple iPhone and iPad are wonderful things for communication - they can be as complex as any millennial would wish for communicating with each other or catching Japanese electronic monsters. They can be simple enough for this writer to Skype his family from interstate. The battery life is even sufficient to allow me to annoy them until they hang up...