Shooting videos on YouTube or taking photos on Instagram is a popular hobby for many. Various companies offer professionals and hobbyists a number of accessories, among which monopod tripods are very popular. Today I want to introduce you to one of them, namely the Huawei AF15 monopod tripod.
This monopod was a gift with the purchase of a smartphone. Delivery took 4 days from the moment of order to the door of the house from Moscow to Belgorod by the transport company DPD. The bundle is not rich: the monopod itself and 2 instructions in different languages, the Russian language is present. All this was packed in a cardboard box with the image of the monopod itself, a list of the main characteristics and a code for checking for originality.
One booklet describes precautions.
In another, instructions for connecting, using, turning off the tripod and replacing the remote control battery.
The monopod is made of soft-touch plastic. The assembled device is a short stick 18 cm long.
The maximum thickness of the device is 5 cm.
For a reliable location of the device, on a flat surface, petals are used, the spread of which is 15 cm, which is quite enough to protect the device from tipping over. The device also has 4 legs, which is also part of the telescope.
There are rubber inserts on the bottom of the legs to prevent slipping on the surface.
There are magnets along the edges of the petals that prevent the legs from moving apart spontaneously and serve as a handle when using the device as a monopod. The magnets hold the legs well, they do not spontaneously separate.
The fastening of the legs to the base looks reliable, nothing backlash.
In the unfolded state, the length of the device is 73 cm.
The telescope is moved apart without much effort, but the sections are securely fixed with plastic inserts.
The holder is made of plastic with rubberized inserts. The holder rotates 360 degrees in 45-degree increments. Under the weight of the device, the position does not change; when scrolling, you can hear characteristic clicks. In addition to horizontal rotation, the tripod allows you to do vertical rotation in 180-degree increments.
The clamp is moved apart on one side with a good effort, inside it is held on two studs. The maximum width of the device that can fit into the holder is 8.5 cm.
The tripod is equipped with a removable Bluetooth button. The remote control is pulled out by a simple shift to the side, inserted back in the same way. There are two magnets on the back of the remote control that additionally fix the remote control in the device. The remote works at a distance of up to 10 meters.
The remote control is powered by a CR2025 battery, which was already in it straight from the factory.
To pair the remote control with a smartphone, you need to hold down the remote control button for 2 seconds. Then turn on bluetooth on the smartphone and select the remote control with the name AF15 from the found devices, if the connection is successful, the green indicator on the remote control lights up for 3 seconds. The manufacturer claims support for the following operating systems: EMUI2.3, iOS 5.1, Android 4.3 and newer versions.
The device in the holder is fixed perfectly, the design holds the action camera and smartphone without any problems.
The maximum tilt angle shown in the photo is about 45 degrees.
But if necessary, you can tilt the holder to the other side, which will allow you to hold the device at 90 degrees. Up to an average height, the device stands securely at an angle of 90 degrees; above, swaying is already occurring.
In monopod mode, the device flexes slightly, in the hands of the tripod handle does not slip under pressure.
As a result, we have a compact and at the same time multifunctional device. Perfect for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. The device was taken to shoot videos from the table, it copes with its function quite well.
You can buy on the official website of Huawei — Link.
– Quality of materials
— stable construction
— Remote control