JOBY Releases New Tech for Multimedia Creatives01/28/2022
JOBY is coming through in a big way with microphones and vlogging kits for podcasters, content creators, streamers, videographers, and more. Whatever you’re looking for in that regard, JOBY has something that’s sure to come to the rescue for a wallet-friendly price.
First, let's talk about content creators who need a great sound to match their videos. It's not always easy to find gear, particularly for those on the go. For them, JOBY has a variety of options for capturing sound on a shoot. For those who need a shotgun microphone, you have two choices: the Wavo PRO DS and the Wavo PRO. Both mount handily and easily on your camera of choice, and both are powered via built-in rechargeable batteries, each offering a spectacularly long life at up to 60 hours on a single charge.
Both mics use the same high-quality audio components to deliver broadcast-ready sound, doing so in a product geared toward content creators. You’d get good sound with either, but the PRO has some features that take things to new audio frontiers.
With the PRO, you get active noise cancellation for cleaning up the sound on the way in, so you don’t have to meddle as much in post. The PRO also offers comprehensive controls over EQ and other settings from a companion app. Lastly, the PRO has an external TRS input to accommodate a second microphone, such as the Wavo Lav PRO.
That’s right—JOBY is also unveiling its brand-new Wavo Lav PRO, a high-quality omnidirectional lapel microphone that pins right on your shirt to pick up sound unobtrusively. Perfect for interviews, the Lav PRO interfaces with any wireless system utilizing a 3.5mm TRS connection, or with other sources, such as the Wavo PRO’s secondary analog input. Plug it in, and you’ll have broadcast-ready audio in no time, thanks to added protections, such as a cable that reduces handling noise, so clothing jostling isn’t an issue.
Now, if you’re looking for a wireless system that’ll accommodate two people—and you’re impressed with what you’ve seen thus far—you better believe there’s more: introducing the Wavo AIR, a complete wireless system with two transmitters, a receiver, and two lapel microphones. The system is designed to work out of the box and set up quickly with either your mobile device (TRRS cable) or mirrorless camera (TRS cable).
The transmitters also double as microphones: you can clip them to your shirt pocket and get great sound without the lav. Indeed, nothing could be easier in the realm of wireless audio than rigging this system together; even the ergonomics of the devices were designed with ease, simplicity, and versatility in mind: you can mount the transmitter and receiver almost anywhere you’d need to.
Use it alone, or pair the system with the WAVO AIR Expansion Kit, and avail yourself of hook-and-loop fasteners, adhesive support, a cold shoe joint, a tripod attachment, and an accessory holder.
Of course, there’s more: complete vlogging kits from JOBY in the form of its GorillaPod line of vlogging kits. Here you have your options, as well: the GorillaPod PRO Vlogging Kit, or the GorillaPod Advanced Mobile Vlogging Kit. The GorillaPod Vlogging Kit bundles a GorillaPod for cameras with the previously mentioned Wavo PRO shotgun mic. The GorillaPod Advanced Mobile Kit gives you different options, such as the Smartphone GorillaPod, a mini LED light, a Lightning dongle for iOS devices, and the Wavo mini shotgun mic.
Now, let’s talk about the Wavo POD, a large-diaphragm USB microphone perfect for solo podcasting, streaming, and content creation. The mic is designed to help newbies to content creation get the most polished sound possible, with easy-to-use volume controls and a silky-smooth sound right out of the box. Whether you’re recording in a treated room or a bedroom studio, the mic should sound good, thanks to options in polar patterns to accommodate either locale. Monitor audio with the built-in headphone jack and use the desk stand to get the exact right angle you want. A pop filter is included, and you can also buy a second pop filter to have plosive protection on both sides, a cool solution when using the Wavo POD in omni for interviews.
JOBY is bringing its design aesthetic and engineering know-how to the land of mobile and computer charging and connecting accessories with a battery of new chargers and power cables for smartphones, tablets, cameras, and laptops―and if that’s not enough, sync cables and adapters, too. These mobile and computer accessories aren’t your gas-station-checkout-stand-generic-I-left-my-charger-at-home-emergency items—they are certified Apple Premium Reseller Quality and Apple MFi certified, so you know you are getting top quality. The new JOBY product line includes nylon braided, 20,000-bend-cycle-durable Lightning to USB-A and USB-C plugs, versatile 3-in-1 USB-A plugs, PVC USB-A to USB-C and USB-C to USB-C cables, an aluminum USB-C to USB-A 3.0 adapter, and a USB-C connection hub. The aluminum hub supports USB-C, 4K Video, and USB 3.0 plugs. The fast-charging wall chargers include a single USB-C charger and dual USB-C charger with adapter plugs for international outlet types, as well as a UK-specific USB-A charger.
If you are fan of time-lapse videos on the Web, you’ve probably seen the awesome ones that incorporate subtle movement as the video plays. Many times, this effect is accomplished by large, complex, and expensive sliders. JOBY has other ideas on bringing the slider to the mobile creative with the JOBY Swing—an app-driven portable electronic slider that can fit into your camera back, backpack, or even a coat pocket easily. The Swing is controlled by the JOBY Motion app (iOS and Android) and mounts via a ¼-20" thread on a tripod or GorillaPod and RangePod supports. It weighs 0.79 lb and can support loads of 1.3 lb. The Swing comes solo, with a Phone Mount Kit, or as the Swing Complete Kit.
Take your smartphone for a creative spin! Now, creatives can add some awesome 360º movement to their mobile video or time-lapse footage with the new JOBY Spin pocket-sized 360º rotating base for smartphones, designed and built in partnership with Syrp—makers of top-of-the-line motion control accessories. The Spin weighs only 0.53 lb, is USB-C-rechargeable, and comes with a pan-and-tilt bracket for your vertical and/or horizontal panning needs. Controlling the Spin is easy via Bluetooth and the JOBY Motion app for iOS and Android. The Spin can also be purchased bundled with smartphone mounts.
Last on the list of JOBY announcements is that the JOBY GorillaPod 3K Flexible Mini-Tripod with Ball Head Kit is now being manufactured in Italy—the land of the world’s sleekest and high-functioning designs. This will doubtless give it a touch of European class and aesthetics, as well as smooth ergonomics.
Whatever you’re looking to get into, be it podcasting, videos, or just plain old content creation, JOBY has you covered.
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