From their humble beginning as a Kick Stater project, Syrp has shown huge growth over the past few years. They are now the leading brand in the area of time-lapse motion devices. With all of this growth and array of new products which they have on offer, we still find ourselves returning time and again to our old favourite the Syrp Genie Mini.
As such, we have decided to make an extremely brief list of our likes and dislikes of the Syrp Genie Mini. This based on our personal use of the product, as well as feedback we have gotten from our customers.
Syrp Genie Mini Likes
Firstly, the Genie Mini is compact, portable and can achieve near perfect, super smooth rotation. This compactness and functionality allow for a whole new level of time-lapse videography. It’s not hard to carry around as far as kit goes and can achieve some awesome effects.
Secondly, the mobile phone app which accompanies the Genie Mini is well designed and useful. As a filmmaker, you are put firmly in control of all aspects of your time-lapse. You can easily change functions on the device, choose different presets or create your own. This allows you to get the effect you are after quickly and easily.
Thirdly, the Genie Mini is a great accompaniment to other Genies. Using the Genie Mini with either the Syrp Genie or another Genie Mini, you can get movement on 2 axes. This action can be extended using the Pan and Tilt Bracket, where two Genie Mini’s are combined for further creative possibilities.
Fourthly, the Syrp Genie Mini is well built. It feels solidly put together and from our experience, should withstand a fair amount of use. As such, Syrp has become a brand associated with decent quality and is only getting better over time as minor kinks are worked out.
Syrp Genie Mini Dislikes
While we have no major dislikes concerning the Genie Mini, we did notice that on early versions, on occasion, while rotating it tended to lose connectivity with the app. As of 2017 however, this issue has been fixed with firmware update 2.8.0. So, so far so good.
Overall, we feel this is a solid device, capable of drastically improving your creative options. Its uses are only really limited by gravity and your imagination. If you can get one, do so, it will certainly be of benefit to you.