This is larry welcome. Back to today, i feel like today, we’re going to take a look at the vueflex vfk2 smartphone video kit. This is a multifunctional smartphone video kit, it’s going to come with a number of things inside we’re going to unbox. It take a look at it and try it out. So here we go all right here. We have the box let’s go ahead and take a quick look around it. We can see here. It just has some branding on there as far as viewflex in the model name and uh what it is, and then there is a diagram of what the uh actual uh. You know kit is going to look like here, so it doesn’t have the phone included. But what you are going to get is a microphone. It looks like there’s going to be a shock, mount the phone holder and a mini tripod there, so um yeah all right, a little branding on that side or i uh yeah amazon code on that side. Same on that on the back here, it looks like we’re going to get the main features here where it says, supports horizontal and vertical. Shooting rotatable smartphone clamp for better shooting loading up to 3.5 kilograms for stable usage. Aluminum alloy made clamp and solid and durable professional mic cardioid pattern and supports extended connection, flexible combination, all right, let’s go ahead and uh and get this thing opened up here. So let’s, just uh let’s cut through this plastic so that we can uh.
We can actually get to what’s inside of it and see what we’re gon na have so let’s get that off and uh yeah let’s see here. So it looks like this is going to come undone here and all right, all right, very nice. First thing we get is a nice pouch here to carry stuff in which is going to be kind of cool, because we have a couple different parts: it’s going to be nice to actually carry different uh carry those parts in something it looks like we’re going to Get a user manual here that we can have so there’s also going to be a warranty card in there and then here’s everything that we’re going to get with it. It looks like we’re going to get the it looks like we’re going to get the dead cat here, which is nice. This is going to be a audio cable, so i believe this is a three prong, so this is going to be a audio cable that’s, going to be good for smartphones, so yeah. This is for smartphones there. I don’t know if there’s actually one for um for regular phones, i mean for regular cameras, so maybe not since this is a smartphone kit, so all right we’re going to get the uh. This looks like this is going to be the phone holder right here. If we can get this out and yeah, so this is going to be the phone holder, this thing feels really really sturdy wow this is they weren’t joking when they said this thing was made out of aluminum.
I like the fact that it is spring loaded like that it makes it easy to get stuff in, but you can also uh. You can also change that, so you can rotate it and um and get that going and it’s nice because it has a it. Has a cold shoe adapter on both sides, so whichever side you want, so if you want to put a mic on one side and a light on the other, you can do that so um and then this part here is going to allow it to rotate so That you can get uh, you know the right angles that you need so all right. Next, we have the mini tripod here and this is going to uh. This is going to extend out like that. So we have a quarter 20 thread on there and we have a foam windpuff on here for the microphone and then this is the microphone right here and yeah. This is uh. This feels plastic, so yeah. I think this is, i think, the microphone’s actually plastic it’s hard to tell, though some of these plastics really start to feel like it’s metal but it’s so light. I think it’s plastic, so, but this is a vf m10 model here and yeah. So this is going to go uh right into here. If you use the uh the foam windpuff so that there you go so that’s going to be like that all right, yeah all right, let’s, set that there and last but not least, we have the shock mount.
That goes in here and we’re just going to snap that um this will just snap into here. If we can get that going and then there we go that’s the shock mount and uh see. If we can separate that out a little bit so there we go sort of like a double shock mount so nice, all right, um, yeah, let’s, uh, let’s, i’m gon na go ahead and get this whole kit put together here, so that we can take a look At it and see what it looks like when it’s all put together and and have it connected to a smartphone, the only thing that’s sort of missing from this kit, which is sort of missing from every kit with these smartphone kits, is a either usbc to 3.5. Millimeter adapter or a lightning to 3.5 millimeter adapter, and that is because, unless you have a phone that uses an actual head, that has an actual headphone jack you’re going to need an adapter so that you can plug the mic in and most of these uh flagship Phones nowadays, don’t have it most of like even some of the lower end phones, they’re, just getting rid of them. I think apple’s whole line got rid of all their headphone jacks most of samsung stuff doesn’t have a headphone jack, so yeah at some point, they’re either going to change the cables they provide or start providing adapters. But anyways let’s go ahead and get this um let’s go ahead and get this whole kit put together and see what it looks like and then go try it out all right.
So i have the whole kit put together here and yeah it’s uh it’s pretty nice. I wasn’t really sure about this uh about this cell phone mount here with all this extra space right there. But i really like it because it allows you to quickly and easily uh adjust the the phone and the angle. So if, for instance, if i’m holding the phone like this – and i like to actually vlog with the rear facing camera, so i can just simply tilt it back like this and now i can have this right here and i’m vlogging and it’s comfortable now, for whatever Reason i want to switch it to the front facing camera. All i have to do is simply turn it around and fold it forward and boom. Just like that i’m now vlogging with the front facing camera, so yeah it’s, very, very easy, and if i wanted to you know, get a low angle. I can always uh fold it like this and i can hold it down like this or or whatever. If i want to get a high angle, however, you want, it just makes it very, very quick and simple to actually get the angle that you want when you’re, when you’re filming with this so yeah all right. Let me go ahead now and actually turn the camera on and i have the microphone hooked up. So let me turn the camera on and test the microphone indoors and then we’ll head outdoors and we’ll see what it sounds like outdoors and i’ll walk around a little bit.
So we can get an idea of how well the shock mount actually works all right. So i have the whole kit set up right here and you know i have my phone set up inside of the phone clip on the mini tripod and i have the uh the viewflex microphone plugged in there and what you’re hearing right now is that microphone. So i am about uh about 18 inches away from the microphone here, so i’m relatively close, but this is what you’re hearing from that microphone. So what i’m going to go ahead and do uh? What i’m going to do now is just simply unplug it. So we can listen to the microphones of the iphone 11 pro max just the built in microphone. So let me unplug that right here and there we go. What you’re hearing right now are the built in microphones of the iphone 11 pro max. Now i will say that iphones actually have really good microphones, so um you’re, probably hearing uh, you know audio quality. That sounds pretty good. It probably sounds a little bit more echoey, maybe a little bit more uh, just uh overall room. You know just roominess because uh it is a just sort of a generic omni uh. You know um, i forgot what they call it. Omnidirectional pickup patterns, so um, but let’s go ahead and plug this one back in so we can hear the difference again. So let me grab that and plug this back in.
It is uh. It is now plugged back in and you are hearing the viewflex microphone once again. So all right now that we’ve done that let’s go ahead and actually take this whole kit outside and walk around with it a little bit and see what the microphone sounds like outside and let’s uh see how well the shock mount works and uh and make sure That we’re not getting a bunch of handling noise when we’re walking around so yeah let’s, take it outside all right. Everyone so i’m, outside here now, i drove over to great falls uh park here in virginia to go check out the uh, the waterfall and just walk a little bit, and i don’t think i’m gon na stay very long at all, because there’s just way too many People, just as i was walking through the parking lot actually as i was driving through the parking lot. First of all to try and go find a place to park. There was just a ton of cars and i couldn’t barely find a place, and i just realized there’s way too many people here for me in the middle of a pandemic there’s, i don’t like these big crowds to begin with, but in the middle of a pandemic. Even less so, but i am going to go over there and check out the waterfall for just a hot second uh. But i want to give you a quick taste of what this sounds like if you’re outdoors and you’re vlogging – and you have your microphone about the same distance that i had it uh in the studio and it’s really windy out here.
I do have the dead cat on the microphone. You can probably hear the wing kick up a little bit, but hopefully maybe you won’t hear it at all, hopefully that the microphone um, the dead cat on the microphone is doing a good job of knocking down that wind, but anyways let’s uh let’s head over to The waterfall and i’ll walk and talk a little bit on the way, so that uh we can see how well this shock mount works all right. Well, here i am walking and talking here and uh. One thing i can tell is a problem already when uh using this uh. This microphone in the kit and everything is that, if you’re filming with the wide angle lens, like i’m doing right now, you’re going to get the microphone and the shot and i’m seeing that right now, where i’m actually getting the furry dead cat in the shot here. So now the wind really really just kicked up here, so we’re gon na get a chance to see if this dead cat is doing his job or not, because it is very, very windy out here. So all right, well let’s uh, head on over i’m gon na, go ahead and switch this over to the regular lens uh, the normal lens. So we don’t see the microphone anymore. All right so here is uh the overlook of the waterfall and i’m gon na i’m. Gon na head over there in just a second i’m, just waiting for a few people to head out and leave, because you can see there’s quite a few people and even though it says, as you walk in as you drive into the park or come in that You have to wear a mask there’s plenty of people here, not wearing a mask so but it looked like there’s a few people walking out here so i’m gon na head over there now.
But you can see that uh, you know, even though people are supposed to be wearing masks that not everybody is so all right looks like enough. People have uh sort of cleared out that i can head over and and actually view the waterfall without being next to someone. So all right here we go walking on over and let’s see what this uh this waterfall over here great falls looks like and there it is. That is great falls. So now i have the microphone turned around pointed backwards at me, i’m gon na go ahead and turn around turn it around and point it forward towards the waterfall and just be quiet for a moment. So you can actually hear the sound of the water rushing and get an idea of what the mic can pick up all right, so there’s the waterfall in the background as we can see and uh yeah. So i have to say so far. I really like this uh this kit, this uflex uh smartphone video kit, um the microphone seems to be okay um. You know the dead cat, hopefully is working well, but i really like all of the parts to it. The phone clip the handle everything it’s, just uh it’s, just very, very easy to use, and i really like how simple it is to make adjustments on here so yeah. So far, so good um, again too many people around here so i’m about to bounce about, because i don’t want to be around as many people on the pandemic so i’m out of here back to the house, all right, everyone, so there we have it.
That is it that is a look at the viewflex vf k2 multifunctional smartphone, video kit and you’re gon na get a lot with this you’re gon na get the microphone the shock mount the phone holder and a mini tripod you’re also going to get a foam wind Puff and a furry dead cat here, fuzzy wind puff there and you’re also going to get a smartphone cable. The only thing that you’re not going to get is either a lightning to the 3.5 adapter or a usbc to 3.5 adapter that you’re going to need. If your phone doesn’t have a headphone jack like the iphones no longer have or many of the high end, android phones don’t have now either so you will need one of those. But beyond that, i really like this. I really like this rig, i think it’s solid. It works well. There is a problem, though, that i have with it, and that is that i think the furry dead cat is just way too big. I think they should have given us a smaller one. They do have smaller ones that don’t get in your frame. When you’re shooting, i thought it was only happening when i was uh in the wide angle lens on my phone, it turned out that it was showing up even on the normal lens on my phone. So that, for me, is a problem and today was a very windy day, so i needed it on my uh.
I needed the furry dead cat on the mic. Otherwise i just couldn’t, i just couldn’t use the mic. The audio would just be ruined by all the winds, so i wish they would have given us a smaller one. They could have found one, maybe that maybe is a little less effective and but smaller i would have taken that versus having one that’s very effective, but shows up in my frame that just ruins my shot so anyways. I love the fact that you can adjust this simply so that you can uh so that you can get the right angle that you want. You know this is perfect for when you’re vlogging, you know or if you’re, getting, b roll or you just whatever you may need, if you have it on the table, like you know like this, and you want to point it up at yourself. This is this is great so that you can get that right angle. You can also adjust this quickly so that you can shoot horizontally or vertically. So you know if you want to shoot like that, that’s perfect. If you want to shoot like this that’s awesome too. So yeah anyways there you have it i’m gon na leave, links to this product down below in the video description, i’m. Also gon na leave links to my amazon page and all my social media contacts so that you can reach me elsewhere and say hello and see what other products and services i’ve reviewed over time, and i hope you enjoyed seeing this video.
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