Like most people, I’m new to Periscope, but loving it!
You don’t really need a lot of pricey gear to get you started. In fact a decent smartphone is easily good enough.
But if you want to up the quality of your broadcasts and make your preparation easier, here’s a list of what I’m using at the moment:
iPad Air, 32GB – I had this anyway and it’s a fab bit of kit. And good for Periscoping, amongst a million other things! It works well for scoping as it means I can see the words on the screen when people comment (I’d struggle using the iPhone!).
Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier microphone – great tie mike that does the work without the need for an adaptor; just plug it straight into your phone or tablet.
Rode extension cable – this will give you plenty of freedom with the microphone. the lead on the mike is very short, so one of these is a must.
TGI tablet holder – I use this when I’m singing, as it clips great onto a normal microphone stand so i can use the iPad for the set list or song lyrics. It’s a budget tablet holder which will do the job for Periscoping. I’m saving up for one of these… in my dreams!
So there you have it – the basic Periscope kit!
In the end though, you just need a smartphone and something to say. If you want to listen again to my pervious broadcasts, you can get them here.
You’re a rookie? No problem. Read this great Periscope tutorial page from Ana Hoffman