3XS Lite 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal + smartLav+ Lavalier Microphone Vlogger Kit
3-Axis Gimbal + Clip-on Lavalier Microphone Kit
Catering to the needs of vloggers who want to record with their smartphones smooth footages that are accompanied by quality audio, this Vlogger Kit brings together the Benro 3XS Lite 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal and the RODE smartLav+ Lavalier Microphone.
The Benro X-series 3XS Lite is a 3-axis smartphone stabiliser characterised by its portablity factor. It is ideal for vloggers who are on the go, who record plenty of action, or who like to be ready to shoot at anytime. Featuring a unique foldable design that allows it to be folded up to about the size of a smartphone, the gimbal will fit easily into most bags and jacket pockets while its motors are locked to remain in place during transportation. With a 320º pan rotation and a payload of 290g, the 3XS Lite is suitable for most mobile phones. Its barrier-less smartphone clamp design also allows smooth and easy switching between automatically balanced horizontal and vertical orientations at a push of one of the 3XS Lite's customisable button, and also provides open access to the ports in either orientations. The trigger button on the handle of the flexible 3-axis gimbal allows you to switch between the Universal Follow mode which provides for smooth camera movements in the direction you are aiming and the Locked-down mode which enables the camera to stay locked on a subject whilst the gimbal is moving. The use of the directional button in conjuction with the modes allows flawless control of your gimbal movements. Mulitple customisable buttons, which can be easily programmed to selected functions such as Roll Following and Face Tracking via the companion smartphone App, provide for flexibility to suit user preferences and requirements. The app also allows calibration, parameter adjustments, updating of firmware and more.
The 3XS Lite can also be used handsfree during Panorama or Motion time-lapse modes by mounting the stabiliser to the supplied mini tripod or other mounting accessories via its 1/4"-20 thread mounting hole. For supporting high quality audio recording, you can use a short 3.5mm (TRRS) audio cable to connect your phone to the built-in audio passthrough and mount a compatible 3.5mm (TRRS) microphone on the gimbal. With a running time of up to 24 hours on a single charge, this gimbal will keep stabilising even during extensive shoots. Power up the 3XS Lite with the supplied charging cable during breaks, or store it away in the included drawstring bag.
Here, the gimbal is kitted here with the Rode smartLav+. Designed with a TRRS connector for your smart devices , it is a lavalier microphone capable of delivering high-quality audio recording. The smartLav+ clips on to your shirt or lapel, and is equipped with a Kevlar-reinforced cable. SmartLav+ has improved sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio over the original smartLav. A foam pop shield is included which works to mimimize wind noise when recording. It is compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2 , iPad mini, iPod touch (4th and 5th generation) & many Android devices. View a full list of compatible devices here.