Interesting product. The mic flag is.... interesting, too.
Seriously. It's cool if you like windbags talking for 5min until actually telling you what the heck they are there to discuss. If you are a total greenhorn and have never seen a c-stand before, go ahead and use this half-ass wobbly rig. If you really want to step it up, at least stabilize the other end of the arm so it doesn't bounce all over the place.
My thoughts exactly. Looked like a European soap opera played on a North American TV. Now, off YouTube and on a huge auditorium screen, I am sure that it is magnificent.
Zaxcom ZFR has been out for many years now. It's the gold standard for a bodypack recorder. I've owned them in the past... they are a great tool for very specific purposes. This new unit is the el-cheapo version of the Zax unit, but it will get a job done in a pinch. I'd use it for a budget scenario, sure.
The set is ridiculous and it looks like a flying bottle of Head and Shoulders. But, it is pretty neat on some level. Not really a tool for me, but whatever.
During the whole video, I kept thinking a somersaulting leg kick was going to take it out, a la Pelé.
That was all show. The rubber on the rear cable was barely smoking. Clearly, it can take water spray and flames at the same time... but so can most fabrics.