The LensGo LWM-318C Wireless Lavalier Microphone is a nifty little kit, it has everything you need at get started as a video creator when it comes to audio. In the box you get a transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX), quite a selection of mounting hardware and a lavalier style mic. Both RX and TX have a strong magnet on the back which makes it easy to attach it the different mounting options and easily remove it when needed, would be ideal for quick costume changes or simply just makes it easy to wear and use.
The TX has a built in mic so you don’t have to use the lavalier if you don’t want, it also has a fur style cove that can be used to stop the wind effecting the your recording sound. Its a bit bulky on its own so i would most probably use it with the lav, however if you were doing outdoor activity’s that wind break would be very useful so for that id use the built in mic, at the end of the day you can always tuck either style under your clothes to hide them from view.
The RX looks almost identical to the TX but without the in built microphone. It comes with a stereo and mono cable that can be plugged into whatever recording device you’re using. Once again the mounting hardware with the magnets is very useful and the crocodile style clip also doubles as a H-bracket (cold shoe) connector so it easily attaches to your DSLR or whatever you need it to.
It’s really simple and easy to use, just one press on the power button on each the RX & TX and its ready to go. You can manually switch the UHF channel if you get interference but I had no need to do this. Output volume is good and the in built battery’s seem to give a good few hours of usage and are easy to charge with a simple USB. They also provide you with a SIM style tool that can be used to factory reset the devices, handy if it were to crash or you accidently miss match the UHF channels.
The ONFORU BDB50G-3 (ON-BD08-DW-EU) is an outdoor LED wall light with a motion-detecting PIR. It has 50w of LED’s spread across 1 large forward-facing light and 2 adjustable sidelights and 50w is plenty when it comes to LED, you will get well and above the light output of the old style, 500w halogens and I would highly doubt you would ever get 50,000hr+ lifespan out of a halogen style. Rest assured this is going to light up your garden unless you have achers!
It comes with your normal motion sensing PIR which is actually really easy to get to, after years of installing these types of fittings you’d be surprised how some are impossible to get to, not so here. This is ideal as a security deterrent, I used to do a lot of security installation and when people would ask “what can I do to stop being burgled” step one for me is getting a motion-sensing light, they know they are much more likely to get caught if they are lit up and there’s a high chance the light will wake someone or draw someone’s attention.
Installation is nice and easy, no complaints. As with installing any electronics outside having a tube of silicone on hand is really helpful, as I say in the video if you haven’t got a flat wall I’d recommend a small bead of silicone across the top edge you ensure no water gets behind it.
With the isolation method, I did miss one step, you should always test across all conductors to make sure you haven’t got cross polarity or all sorts of fun that you can come across! I can’t stress this enough, if your not confident in any part call an electrician it really isn’t worth the risk if you’re not sure. I’d recommend a tester and proving unit such as this one, really simple to use, they are expensive but you can’t really put a price on safety.
The Uhuru video creators bundle is just that, a great mix of all the things needed to get started as a video creator. In the box, you get a lavalier mic, a ring light, phone holder and a tripod. An impressive amount of equipment for a decent price.
The Lavalier mic is small and easy to conceal, as goes for all the Uhuru mics I’ve tested to date all have been very good sound. Plenty of cable to hide under your clothes and still have enough to get to your phone or camera I found.
The Ring Light provides plenty of light and has 3 different colours warm white, white and cool white and I wide range of brightness levels, I don’t think you would ever need it at 100%. It’s powered via USB so bear in mind you will either need a wall USB power supply or a power bank of some sort.
The phone holder has plenty of space for even the largest of phones, I have a large iPhone and android phone they both fitted easily and I even left the cases on.
Finally, the simple tripod has a full gimbal movement and has two different height adjustments. It’s are really handy as it has a universal camera mount on the bottom so you can fit all sorts of equipment as I say in the video I’ve got another one of these and I use it to hold a microphone or light.
Overall, a perfect little kit to get started and some handy tools that will be used well into the future of a video creators career! It’s ideal for me as I fit it to my DSLR for making YouTube videos but would also be great for all the other video creations platforms like TikTok or Instagram.