Top critical review
A nice cheap solution that holds most light weight mics or mini cameras, as long a you know its limits and quirks.
August 22, 2018
It works. It hold up some things. You got what you paid for.
While it can hold my BLU Snowball microphone, which is pretty heavy, there is that 'on the verge' feeling like it might not hold up. But it hasn't failed me.
It is a good solution for many needs. But my need uncovered its limit and why this kind of stand is not for me.
This unit telegraphs (carries) every sound from the surface you connect it to. In my case, that is my desk. If I bump the desk even slightly, that carries up to the mic and shows up in the audio. A fix for it would be to ount it to something else, where it can still hold the mic where you need it.
Another quirk to this stand type are the springs. If you tap on them (or bump them) the 'spoing' sound travels to the mic up the stand as well.
Note: I also own a couple of standard mic stand thread to camera thread adapters. Use one of those with this and a go pro, or web cam, and you can float it in the air without a tripod in the way of what ever else you are doing. A possible simple solution to place a point of view in the middle of a model environment that you can't get a bigger camera into.
Three stars from me only because it doesn't met my expectations, telegraphs sounds through the entire stand and feels like it was built to a low price point.