Gadget Monday: Micromuff On-Camera Windshield

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Spoiler Alert

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.

 

The Good

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.

The Bad

This is more of a gimmick, rather than a product for serious DSLR video. Aside from that, there is nothing wrong with this product.

Summary

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....

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