Earlier this evening, Deity posted a tweet showing a device sliding into a pocket. Because of that hint, and an early launch of the new landing page, fans of tiny 2.4 GHz wireless transmitters got a sneak peek at something small, that might be quite big. Deity will be releasing their Pocket Wireless system tomorrow, October 13. The system consists of a transmitter and receiver pair, apparently promising at least 5 hours of battery life at maximum power (up to 12 hrs in low power, if I read it correctly) as well as a quick charge time of 75 minutes via USB-C.
The Pocket Wireless has Deity’s “Guard Rail” Analog limiter to help prevent clipping, along with a low cut filter from 20-200Hz and a high frequency boost of 1 or 10dB. The transmitter features a locking 3.5mm input as well as a built in mic. The receiver has a 1″ OLED for monitoring signal levels, while output options include the typical 3.5mm locking output as well as USB. With the latter, the Pocket-RX can be plugged directly into a computer or phone via USB-C for seamless, direct digital capture.
The Pocket Wireless Mobile Kit comes with a few extras, including a mini tripod/phone holder to which the Pocket-RX can clip, and what appears to be a w.lav with a wind furball, all in a familiar Deity zip case for convenient carrying.
The Pocket Wireless system comes in black or white for $169, and the Wireless Mobile kit, in black, is $199.
But wait, there’s more. There appears to be a curiosity buried in the specs, where we see references to “Timecode”. Not sure what that will entail, but It lists the common 24 and 30 frame rates and the specs say it will run for +25 hrs in “TC Box Mode”. In addition, the specs mention that there is an external, detachable antenna on one of the devices, I have to assume the -RX… but where is it? Also, it has been noted that the picture of the Pocket-TX in black looks like it has a microdot connector instead of a locking 3.5mm. On the Deity website, picture of the white version definitely has a 3.5mm jack. Clearly it’s a mistake, but does it mean that Deity intends to release a microdot version in the future? We shall see.
*The site also allowed me to place an order. So, of course I placed an order. I presume I’m first in line. When it comes in I’ll post a a proper review on https://youtube.com/photonarmy.