This time around I decided to do something different: instead of an article, I’ve created a video to better demonstrate a few of my experiences with the Instamic Pro so far. While there will be a full review of it, I thought it would be noteworthy to talk to you about some observations.
- The video contains closed captions and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles for accessibility purposes.
- The second unit’s centre channel stopped working properly about two days after I took it to the swimming pool. As mentioned in the product’s tech specs, the Instamic Pro is IP67 certified, which means that it can remain up to 1 metre (3.2 feet) underwater for 30 minutes. With that in mind, it should’ve handled the quick dips, though I’m not sure if that was the real cause of the problem.
- As mentioned in the video, maybe I’ve just been unlucky. After all, the microphone is briefly well cited by sound designers and sportspeople at the Instamic website. As with any electronic device, however, the Instamic is not immune to technical issues. On the bright side, the support team has been proactive in finding a solution to the problems and that posture is very valuable.
All in all, I think that for a first generation product they have achieved an incredible result despite the inconveniences, and that will be further analysed in the full review.
Disclaimer: this is not a paid promotion. I purchased them for personal use and the opinions are mine alone.