I tried a teleworking set that includes a smartphone stand, a microphone, and lighting.
It is available at a price with an impact at less than 10,000 yen.
Even if you are not a YouTuber or a business person, many of you are now using ZOOM meetings, etc. In the current situation, I also need it (and I love useful items). So I got it!
First of all, the package
In addition to the product name, there are images and print that show the contents of the set at a glance.
The contents are listed with a simple picture in the What's in the box section.
BOYA's package is white on the front and back, bright blue on the sides – a refreshing two-tone.
Opening the package!
The product is well-protected with foam, probably in consideration of delivery methods. It's safe (* ᴗˬᴗ)
Although the manual is in English, it contains illustrations, so you can operate it intuitively.
Let's take it out.
Luxury that defies the price.
Each part is also solid.
The contents of the set are as follows.
- Clamp for smartphone
- Ball head
- Extension bar
- LED light
- Charging cable for lights
- Light clamp
- Shotgun microphone BY-MM1 +
- Shock mount Rycote Rycote Lyre
- 3.5mm TRRS / TRS cable (A digital camera or handy recorder can be connected to the microphone)
- 3.5mm TRRS / TRRS cable (You can connect your smartphone to the microphone)
Let's take a closer look
[Smartphone / camera stand]
In addition to the being extendable, the legs open I two stages.
When you close the legs, it resembles a selfie stick.
I'm like the unevenness of the grip.
The legs provide a good weight and the design is not too rugged.
Not only smartphones, but also a 1/4 camera mount is included so you can install a digital camera.
It's also a perfect stand for a second camera.
With the extension bar attached to the stand, I was sitting at the table and the screen of my smartphone was right in front of me.
I think that the stand alone provide more than enough cost performance.
It is spring-loaded and has an adapter receiver for microphones and lights.
USB chargeable, light intensity can be adjusted in 3 steps.
To change the orientation, remove the light from the holder and place it elsewhere on its own.
[BY-MM1 + Shotgun Mic]
Super unidirectional (super cardioid) external microphone.
You can record with higher sound quality and clearer sound than the built-in microphone of your smartphone.
There is a monitor OUT that allows you to monitor the sound during recording, and I am happy to say it is a plug-in power that can be powered by the connected smartphone or camera.
It comes with a shock mount (made by Rycote (> ω <)) to prevent unwanted noise such as camera shakes, and there’s a windshield that is indispensable for outdoor use.
I actually used it.
I participated in an online parenting class using ZOOM.
Since you can plug the microphone directly into your smartphone, you can easily build the system.
In preparation for discussions and report submission after the class, I launched a browser and Word on my laptop, and ZOOM was launched on the smartphone.
If you want to buy a camera or headset for your laptop, it will cost you from 10,000 to 20,000 yen for decent quality.
With the BY-VG350, you can get change when you pay with a 10,000 yen bill, so I'm glad I bought it.
Even if you step up from smartphone photography and start using a video camera or digital single-lens camera, you can still use the stand and microphone.
Try out the reliable BOYA BY-VG350 during your With-COVID life.