Gadget Monday: Micromuff On-Camera Windshield
It works (quite well actually), it's cheap inexpensive, it looks... hmmmm.... "different" and is, since you should generally try and stay away from on-board microphones - otherwise a more or less useless gadget.
What is it?
It's basically a Dead Kitten for your on-camera microphon: A furry wind screen with the intend to filter out wind noise.
Ok, lets assume for a second that you have no other choice but to use your on-board microphone. You don't have an external mic, or an external recorder, not even your IPhone. Outside. In the wind. But... lucky you: You brought the <$20 Micromuff, which you velcrow easily around your build-in mic. The velcro is pretty much invisible once you take the little critter off, so no worries there.
I admit it, I was suprised by how well it works. Wind noise is, indeed, filtered out almost completely, within reason of course.
It comes in a cute, retro looking little cardboard box. and will make actually a cute gift for a fellow photographer, or a or a give away, stocking stuffer, etc.
This is more of a gimmick, rather than a product for serious DSLR video. Aside from that, there is nothing wrong with this product.
It's a cute gimmick, and does what it claims to do. It's fair priced. It's also not going to make your build-in audio any better. The choice is yours....