I just about afforded the camera this time now. There are companies out here that are trying to make it easier for people to create content on their smartphone, and one of them is a viewflex. They’Ve got right here, a complete smartphone kit for content. Creators comes with your microphone. Little phone grip thing got a little tripod there as well, so let’s pop it open and see what’s really good. So yeah guys. This thing comes in at 56 pound which, for me honestly, is very steep, but 56 pound is still cheaper than buying yourself, a completely new camera for your youtube or whatever platform you’re. Creating the content on and the box does. Look nice i’m not going to lie, so mine can see where the 56 barn is going. Okay, okay! Is that a okay get a little velvety case kind of thing going on here this this is lush hey. This is lush anyway. Let me put that to the side there, a little instruction manual kind of thing, but the stuff inside the box looks relatively easy, so i’m, just gon na put that down to the side as well that’s what you got inside. I love the presentation. Presentation is looking sick, guys, let’s start off with the tripod. If i can get it up, okay, so plastic feeling tripod um. It does feel quite sturdy, though not the. It is very plasticky, though, not like some of the more sturdier tripods i bought standalone like these feel metal like this.
This i know i can drop this down. The stairs and i’ll have to feel sorry for the stairs, but this i don’t know if it will make the whole journey down the staircase, but um yeah no looks quite decent. It’S got a little rubber feet on there, um young tripod ting. This looks like the foam grip now. This is so much more metal than what i just saw in that tripod. It doesn’t even look like this it’s supposed to be in this box, because i can feel that the quality of this is way beyond what this tripod is trying to offer. So this looks like the phone grip and you can obviously loosen it to change up whether you want to make it vertical or horizontal, now it’s spring loaded, which means that if it does clap on any of the buttons in your phone, um that’s gon na be Peak, oh yeah, i forgot this case in my phone it’s, quite big there we go all right. Good thing of the galaxy s21 archer is that all the buttons are up this side, so you can mount it all the way down here and all the way down here and not really worry about any of the buttons being pressed so that’s all good. That seems to work um, and i think this all right, so the mountain tripod plate is built into this phone grip. That is sick because i can actually use this on other tripods yeah yeah that’s live that’s live then we’ve got the little shotgun microphone from the viewflex, so you got a little 3.
5 millimeter there um yeah, not this! This looks good quality looks good quality. This must be the little shock mount. Let me just take that out carefully it’s quite wedged in there. Okay it’s, like a double shock, mount kind of situation going on. If i just oh, the shock mount feels very um, very flimsy, very flimsy shock mount going on here, all right, so we eventually got the microphone mounted on the flimsy shotgun it’s, very strange in this box. Today some things are very high quality and then other things were just chucked in this mount for the smartphone and this microphone or one of the high quality things. But then it looks like they’ve skimped out on the suspension for the microphone and for the tripod itself, and it even comes with a little dead cap for the microphone which you just push over like that, yeah that that’s that’s quite cool no, no! No, that is quite cool. I like that that’s that’s really cool. Ah so i just realized. This is how you’re supposed to properly mount the microphone. I was trying to mount it on the fl, the fat, a bit kind of thing, but it’s actually supposed to go here on this slim a bit. Okay, my bad, but the the the shock mount still feels very flimsy. Oh and obviously we got some dinner for later tonight. Don’T know: we’ve got the seasoning put that on the chicken good to go right.
Let’S get this box out of the way let’s start building our smartphone rig, and you see how it’s kind of flexing you see that if you put pressure on it, it’s kind of flexing, if i use like a proper one now, you understand all right anyway. Put that here screw this onto here like so that is all done. Let’S slap this in this spring loaded clamp. I don’t know why they didn’t just make a a twist clamp kind of thing, but you know anyway, spring loaded, clamp, that’ll. Do that looks all good to me and what we’ll do is we’ll get this plugged into here. We’Ll put it on top of the hot shoe that’s. On top of the clamp, i forgot to even mention that guys look there’s, a hot shoe. On top of there light work, light work. Indeed, there we go and then we’ll just plug this into the a we don’t have. No, we don’t have no headphone jack on a samsung galaxy s21, ultra all right guys, so disclaimer you’re also gon na need one of these. In order to plug this microphone into the phone car, my phone doesn’t have a headphone jack, so i’m gon na need this. But once you get this, you make sure you plug the trs into the headphone bit and then you plug the rest of it into the smartphone and um yeah. There you go there’s your your smartphone rig. Smartphone rig is good to go.
Fam, hey don’t, know they’re done, though, all right guys yeah that’s that’s what you got going on here so now you know, obviously, if you’re filming it’s a lot easier to hold this than it is to hold your actual smartphone itself, and obviously you can. You know have better audio now that you’ve got the microphone on the phone. Do you guys want me to do a test with and without the microphone, a quick one? Ah, let me just do a quick one, all right guys so test number one we’re listening to my voice on the internal microphone built into the samsung galaxy s21 ultra so yeah i mean, i think, the galaxy s 21 ultra has a quite decent internal microphone. I was really surprised of it. I don’t even know if i’m gon na use an external microphone when i’m vlogging with this phone in the future, because the external with the internal microphone just sounds so good. But anyway, what we’re going to do? We’Re going to turn around now and let’s plug in the external microphone from viewflex one. Second, oh it should tell me. Ah there we go recording audio through usb mic, so now we’re still in the samsung galaxy, but we’re using the external microphone i mean. Hopefully we are anyway, i don’t know if this actually works, where i can’t just plug in a microphone halfway through recording but um yeah. Hopefully this works and you should be able to tell that there’s a difference in my voice.
One thing is with this: viewflex microphone is there’s, no gain dial on the microphone, so there’s no way for me to really change my audio levels, so i guess we’re gon na have to just take it into post and see if i can make my voice a Little bit louder or a little bit quieter or whether the levels right now are adequate for doing a little vlog anyway. Let’S get this into the video editor and see what’s, really good, yeah, guys i’m, not gon na lie i’m. Pretty much happy with that that’s. You know pretty simple um. Obviously the tripod is not the strength that i’d like it to be, and the shock mount for the microphone is a bit flimsy. But apart from that, everything else is quite good quality. Could you probably get all these parts individually for a cheaper price? Perhaps i don’t think so, because my mini tripod on its own was 17.99 and my microphone was 70 pounds. So even the rode, video micro, decent mic is about 40 pounds upwards. So for 56 pounds you’re actually getting a relatively decent deal. One thing that is missing, though, is a video light. Now, a little video like this would have made all the difference in terms of the quality that you can get from your smartphone. Obviously we know smartphones have very small sensors, so they almost always need extra light when they’re using them to film or create content. So slapping one of those in this bundle would have been really good but um.
Obviously you can get these separately, but the whole point of the bundle is that it includes everything. So this is all good for bright daylight, but for that indoor filming like i’m filming now um, you need the light anyway, thanks for watching guys.