11th Street Shopping – SelCa Pod

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11st Shopping

I’m telling you, once you start shopping online, it becomes addictive. After getting through the initial setup at 11st Shopping, shopping became simply too easy. With purchases of 300,000 won or more it does get a bit more difficult. Your bank needs to send more info just to make sure they are protecting you against any fraud. That was a bit of a hassle, but thankfully both my bank and 11st Street have an English hotline that can help out. I was literally going back and forth between them when I walked over to the nearest bank. The tellers were patient and kind, as were both parties on the phone.

With anything under that price though, it is simply transferring the exact amount. That same night, your product can be sent out and you can receive it by the end of the week.  It’s just brilliant!


I can’t stop shopping here (>_<)

Selca Pod & Smartphone Grip

To give in to the Korean in me, I had to get this product. I am usually hanging out with friends and of course we have to do these selfies! This just makes it easier, PLUS it would be an easier way to film some things on my smartphone when no one is around to play cameraman ㅋㅋㅋ.

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Easy-to-carry size

Gorilla Tripod


I was most excited about the gorilla grip, because these things are so cooooool and it was such a deal to get! For about $8, it was way cheaper for some of the ones I’ve seen back in the states. I haven’t tried that one out yet, but here is a pic we took in Gwangju using the Selca Pod. It’s so convenient to use and carry around. Now don’t hate! Haha I know it looks a bit funny, but I’ve seen those Koreans around me stare and walk away wanting one of these! Heehee!

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Using the Selca Pod for the first time!


11th Street Shopping – RODE VideoMic


The folks over at Community Korea helped find expat ambassadors for 11th Street – an online market owned by SK Planet. I had no idea I would actually get it, so you could imagine the gleeful squealing that occurred when I received the official email congratulating me on my win. I let them know I was interested in buying a mic with the money, and lo and behold my prayers were and answered! WooooOOOoooo! So I ended up with the RØDE VideoMic. The best part is I was able to get the cheapest one at $138,000 WON. Here are the specs:

  • Power: 9V battery powered
  • Acoustic Principle: Line gradient
  • Directional Pattern: Super Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 40 Hz – 20 kHz, selectable HPF @ 80 Hz/12 dB/octave
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Sensitivity: -38 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12 mV @ 94dB SPL) +/- 1 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Equivalent Noise: 20 dB SPL (A-weighted per IEC651)
  • Dynamic Range: 114 dB (per IEC651)
  • Maximum SPL: 134 dB (@ 1 kHz, 5% THD into 1k ohm load)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 74 dB (A-weighted per IEC651)
  • Battery Life: >100 hours
  • Output Connection: 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) stereo jack plug
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 2.56 x 9.84 x 4.02 inches (65 x 250 x 102 mm)
  • Weight: 6.21 ounces (176 g)

RODE VIdeoMic on Nikon 5100


So without further ado, here is my review video:

For a RØDE VideoMic review, here is a great review I saw on Youtube, just click here.

Thank you again to those at 11th Street and Community Korea. Check out their websites! :

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