Rode has introduced its new Vlogger Kits which consists of several portable broadcasting gear for smartphones. The company markets the bundle as super-versatile and simple to set up accessories that convert phones into a portable studio for content creation.
The kit is offered in three options that cater to every type of mobile device; a Lightning set for iPhones, Android set which uses USB-C, and the Universal set for smartphones that rely on a 3.5mm input. Each kit features a Rode VideoMic, Tripod 2, SmartGrip, MicroLED, and several other accessories.
Introducing the #RØDE Vlogger Kits!
Featuring a high-quality RØDE VideoMic, Tripod 2, SmartGrip, MicroLED, and accessories, the Vlogger Kits contain everything you need to create incredible video content on a smartphone.
— RØDE Microphones (@rodemics) November 24, 2020
Basically, accessories such as the VideoMic, MicroLED and so on are attached to the SmartGrip and optional DCS-1 dual mount, which are connected to the Tripod 2. According to Rode, the grip features rubberised grips, accommodate phone sizes from 65mm to 85mm wide, and could support a single accessory on its own.
However, two separate accessories can be mounted at the same time on the SmartGrip via the DCS-1 dual mount attachment. Meanwhile, the Tripod 2 features a gimbal head mount, and could be used in handheld mode or opened up to be placed on a desktop.
All three Rode Vlogger Kits are available now in the US and each are priced at US$149 (~RM608). The company noted that the product’s availability in other regions such as the UK and Australia will be announced in the coming weeks. It is not known if the bundles will be sold in Malaysia anytime soon.