Saramonic, a manufacturer of microphones and audio interfaces I have reviewed, has just announced its US$299 Home Base Professional media kit, to help people communicate more easily and (as its name indicates) more professionally with audio and video. Rather than including a low quality webcam, the Home Base Professional is designed to leverage the much higher quality camera which is built into modern smartphones, which generally performs much better than the best webcam on the market. That’s why —in addition to the the cardioid microphone and noise-cancelling USB headset, the kit also includes a table tripod, mobile device mount with shoe mount, backdrop and matching messenger map. In this short first look, I’ll share a list and photos of the six ingredients and add my comments, while I await a demo unit.
Here are the official ingredients included in the announcement:
- Benro PP1 PocketPod Tabletop Tripod
- Saramonic SR-BSP1C Mobile Device Mount with Cold Shoe Mount
- Saramonic VMIC MINI On-Camera Mini Cardioid Condenser Mic
- Tenba Skyline 13 Messenger Bag (black)
- Mpow MPPA071A Wired Noise-Canceling Stereo Headset Mic with TRRS and USB
- Savage BT7057-KIT Gray Backdrop Travel Kit
I am curious to test the general quality of the microphones (as well as their capability of isolating background sound). I am also hoping that Saramonic will offer an alternate package with a backdrop in chromakey green for green screening. Even better would be for it to be reversible and have grey on one side and chromakey green on the other.
Saramonic states that the Home Base Professional multimedia kit will be available for shipping on April 23, 2020.
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