3 Budget Tools for Content Creating || Amazon Unboxing

by kaya@comfygirlwithcurls.com

For my birthday I treated myself to some budget content creation tools from Amazon to make things a little easier from me. Watch the unboxing below. ⬇️

These were all items I had been eyeing for quite some time, and an Amazon gift card allowed me to finally grab them!

If you want to read more about the gear I use to run my creator business, read this next! And continue to read below to find out more about my purchases:

*Some of the links included in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on them and make a purchase, I will make a small commission at no additional cost to you.*

My Budget Gear Purchases:

Although any piece of content creation gear is still an investment, all these items I bought were on the ‘lower’ or more ‘affordable’ end of the spectrum of what is offered.

Ulanzi Light VL120

I bought this as an alternative to the Aputure MC (which I still honestly want, due to it’s 15 hour battery life). But it has been working beautifully.

It’s a pocket-sized RGB light that allows you to cycle through warm and cool white light, as well as the RGB colour spectrum.

It also has a number of different fun ‘modes’ allowing you to simulate things like candles, ambulances, lighting, etc.

Ulanzi Light VL120 RGB Pocket Light - Perfect affordable tool for content creating.

Ulanzi VL49 (ordered but not shown in video)

I also ordered the Ulanzi VL49 which is half the size of the VL120 for situations whre I might want something a bit more compact.

Word to the wise: I actually think I broke it by using my macbook’s power adapter instead of a smaller one. So… don’t do that.


An intervelometer is a tool that allows you to control and program your camera’s shutter release.

You can set it to take however many photos you’d like at whatever interval you’d like. This is a great tool for anyone looking to do any self-portraits, or if you are travelling and have no one to press the shutter button for you….

But I use it the most for snapping thumbnail photo options for YouTube!

Word to the wise: Intervalometers are built to be compatible with specific cameras, so make sure you do the research and buy the right one for your camera!

JJC Intervalometer for Canon Camera. Affordable Amazon find for content creation.

Movo VXR10 Shotgun Mic

Although I already had (and loved) this Comica Mic, it had a couple cons for me. It was a little too bulky, and it was battery-operated with the ‘power light’ on the back, so if it died mid-shoot, I would never know.

The Movo Mic, in comparison is smaller and therefore a little more inconspicuous. And it is powered by the camera itself, meaning it will only die if the camera battery does.

Movo VXR10 Shotgun Mic -powered by your DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Final Thoughts

Overall no regrets on my purchase, and all these pieces of gear are all still frequently used in my content creation workflow.

Let me know if you’d like to see a longer round-up of budget content creating equipment, and until then–you can click here to see ALL THE GEAR I USE.

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