They’Re great we’ve all got one here and they’ve now expanded on that original design, with more arms and attachments, creating this vlogging kit. This kit includes the gorillapod tripod mobile rig, mini led light and the wavo mobile microphone, plus a few different mount adapters, which is pretty much everything you need to vlog. Just add your smartphone. The mobile rig is a really neat piece of kit and it’s. The heart of the vlogging rig it connects to the gorillapod via a one quarter, inch mount and it allows you to sit your smartphone in the grip. The grip section has rubber surrounds meaning it will protect and secure your smartphone pretty well, it has a screw lock at the rear, unscrew it to make the grip larger or smaller, to suit your phone, and it also allows you to rotate the grip 90 degrees for Landscape shooting too, there is also a shoe mount at the top of the grip too, for the light, the mic or something else. There are two further quarter inch mounts where you can install two extra gorilla arms to extend the positions of your accessories. The next component is the mini, led light it’s, a very small, well constructed and sturdy wireless light. It has a total lumen output of 1000 and a color temperature of 5100k, which is a cool white, and it has a cri of 95. cri is the color rendering index the higher the number, the more natural true to life? The colors look fear not, though there is a white rubber diffuser provided which softens the light making it feel warmer.
It is rubber. It just sits on the front of the light and isn’t all that secure. Unfortunately, there are two push buttons on the light, one to turn it on, and then you use both to tim, the light up and down in stages five in total. If you want more control, you can connect the light to your smartphone via bluetooth, start the joby app up and gain zero to 100 dimming control. The light is magnetic, and as there are no wires, you can get quite creative with where to stick it. There are also two shoe mounts and one quarter inch mount as well. There is a small red compartment which unclips to reveal the usb c port and a rubber flap used for charging. Why so much protection it’s waterproof up to 30 meters? So you could take this underwater with you: battery life joby state 40 minutes at 100, output, 100 minutes at 50 percent, the last part of the bundle and perhaps the most important one, the one that will add the most to your footage. I think the microphone the huevo mobile is a directional microphone which helps pick up audio directly in front of the microphone ieu and will help reduce surrounding audio. By being so, directional need to remove more background noise. No problem a fluffy dead cat cover is provided too to help with that. The small microphone sits within a rycote leer mount which helps absorb any shocks and connects to the mobile rig or a gorilla arm via a shoe mount.
There are both 3.5 mil trs and trrs connections, so both android and iphones are covered, bringing all those elements together and that is the vlogging kit ready to go. I am more impressed with the kit, the more i use it. The quality of each component is top notch. Everything is well constructed and a premium item in its own right. Okay, so i have the the rig here. I have the light at the camera and i have it plugged into my iphone 11. So the microphone should be working pretty well i’m, going to try this light out. I know how bright it is, but i want to show you guys so that is on, and that is the lowest setting. So we can go up and that’s it that’s five, so that is the highest setting it’s pretty dark in here, so that’s pretty good. Now this has the diffuser on take it off and it’s, pretty blinding put that back on. This is a mic test. One two: three mic: test123: this is with the mic plugged in we’re, now going to take it out, and you will notice difference. Okay, so now it’s out mic test mic test. One two: three: the kit as a whole, performs very well and delivers exactly what you want it to it: levels up your vlogging game. The mobile rig caters for all smartphones, but the whole kit, isn’t limited to just smartphones, take the rig off. Add your mirrorless camera or action cam and away you go the light.
Blew me away, literally it’s, very powerful. I like the size, shape and weight of the light. I like that it is completely wire free and the five stage. Dimming works really well, if you can’t be bothered to connect it to your smartphone. The light is very harsh without the diffuser, so i personally don’t think i’d ever use it without it, and i wish there was some way to better secure the diffuser. It doesn’t fall off easily, but if it had a safety cord or something i’d be less worried about losing it. As for the microphone, i did notice an improvement over my onboard, iphone 11 mic and the amount of improvement will depend on what you’re plugging into. I imagine plugging it into an action. Cam will improve the audio tenfold. The addition of the dedk is a must, if you’re outside, which is likely and i’m glad they’ve included that one pointer make sure you use the correct cable between the microphone and your smartphone. Otherwise, it will not work, bringing those three components together attached to one of the best on the go tripods on the market, it’s hard to say a bad thing about it. The kit is so versatile. Take it out with you, set it up on a table, use it outside or in, and it will help you improve your vlogging home or youtube videos, or at least make it more efficient and better quality. I can also see myself using these components separately, attaching the mic to my canon m6 to better the audio or take the light with me when i go out to help with lighting or just the tripod, with my osmo to wrap it around a tree as a Kit, it’s, fantastic and separately, just as good the kit currently retails for 179.
99 over here in the uk, and my initial thought was that’s quite a lot of money, but now i’ve spent a fair bit of time with it. It’S well worth it, and i have no problem with recommending it to you. Thank you very much for watching this video. If you want to see more, please do hit that subscribe button and all our future videos will pop up in your feed until next time.