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    Sep092017

    More than just a plain selfie-stick.

    From Movo Photo comes The Movo Smartphone Video Rig with Stereo Microphone, Grip Handle, & Wrist Strap. (It's also available without the microphone kit  for under under $30.) This kit is designed to improve the production value of your smartphone video by letting you add mics, lights, a tripod, etc. So it's perfect for live-streaming, vlogging, interviews, performances, etc. (There are three female 1/4" threads for mounting accessories and tripod.) Also an integrated cold shoe mount microphone & lights. I like this device, even though I think it has a couple of short-comings. I wish the handle was a bit longer and even more I wish there was an LED light to tell you the mic was on, but all else seems good. The universal mounting clamp fits smartphones 2.2" to 3.6" wide including the iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy Note. Movo says their easy to grip padded handle (removable) assists with stabilizing your video, but there's no gimbal or anything else to assist you. An adjustable wrist strap provides a sense of security by preventing accidental drops. The Stereo Microphone has a selectable 90° or 120° pickup pattern and a frequency response of 35-20k Hz, Signal to Noise: 74dB according to Movo. And there's a level too. The kit also includes a foam & a furry windscreen. The mic kit is just under $57.00 and it's Amazon Prime.

     

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/QOxi5e5GTH0

     

    Amazon link: (Kit w/microphone) http://amzn.to/2xdUEu7  ($56.95 Price as of 9/7/17)

     

    The Movo PR-1 Smartphone Grip Handle - WITHOUT A MICROPHONE KIT, is $29.95 here. (Price as of 9/7/17) http://amzn.to/2wM9oNC

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