In a weird twist, RØDE, best known for its audio gear, has just released the most straightforward very little piece of grip gear that no one asked for, but I’m type of happy they did.
Occasionally the easiest factors no one particular genuinely desires are redesigned with a imaginative very little spin that can make you assume, “why failed to I assume of that?” For me, this falls into that group, and to be fair I’m always a sucker for nicely-built small gizmos, even although I understand most of us truly really don’t will need them.
RØDE is contacting it the Universal Thread Adaptor and for musicians, photographers, and videographers. Of class, we all have a dozen or so diverse adapters, particularly 1/4 and 3/8 inch kinds, but if you are like me, they are scattered in distinct luggage or still left on random parts of gear and under no circumstances out there when you have to have them. I remember several years back pretty much never needing an adapter but it appears as gear has gotten smaller and we extra GoPros, Drones, Speedlights, movie gear, and mics, I’m continuously swapping thread dimensions.
- 1/4″ male to 5/8” woman adaptor
- 5/8” male to 3/8” woman adaptor
- 3/8” male to 1/4″ woman adaptor
Once more, it is a very uncomplicated minor product created up of 1/4, 3/8, and 5/8-inch adapters all threaded jointly but with an additional adapter at the top that contains a tighten and loosening instrument with a loop for adding a carabiner. This great little design and style characteristic tends to make it effortless to clip the full established on to any bag or piece of grip gear.
Of course, anything that falls into the intelligent or neat group these days is most likely a minor overpriced and this is no distinct, unfortunately. While I do imagine they seem to be nicely machined and I nevertheless kind of want one particular.
At $25 for the package which comes with just one particular of these, I consider it is a very little high. A quick search at B&H exhibits you’ll pay back about $4 or $5 bucks for each adapter and of system you can most likely even strike up eBay for some more affordable kinds. You won’t get the intelligent clip-on instrument and a great deal of the low-priced types are likely to be quite poorly machined. I’ve produced that oversight and stripped a few in the past.