Brian Fanzo is A Technology, Gadget Geek Turned Digital Marketer

Here You'll Find All His Live Streaming Video Gear, Podcast Equipment and Home Studio Setup

My focus for Gear & Equipment is:

K.I.S.S. = Gear that’s simple to use & does what I need it to do

Smaller the better if it’s for mobile gear

Durable to be kicked under seat and stuffed in carry-on

Most gear is between “Wanna Be Pro” and Professional

Best Live Streaming & Video Podcasting Equipment including mobile streaming and virtual speaking gear!

All links are AFFILIATE links

Home Office:

Office Chair:

Web Camera:

Home Office Lighting: (Green screen setup)


Video Microphone: 

Podcast Microphone: 



This desk is my favorite piece of equipment in my home office as its programmable, sturdy, large enough for two monitors and looks great!


Best video podcast equipment

Entry-level to intermediate to professional

All The Equipment You Need For Podcasting:

Host of FOMOFanz SMACtalk Podcasts!

Audio: It’s all in the ear of the listener!

With podcasting, you’d think you get what you pay for but the difference in sound quality is minimal when comparing the three levels of microphones Brian has used over the last 4 years.

Podcast Microphones:

Entry Level:

My Video Podcast Mic:

Pro Podcast Mic:

Podcast Tools:

Podcast Hosting: Libsyn

Software Recording: Skype Recorder & ECAMM Video Recording


Mobile Live Streaming Video Gear

All the gear I Brian Fanzo use to live stream and podcast.

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Smartphone Microphones

iPhone & Android Microphones

Tripods, Lens and Mounts

DSLR Cameras & Smartphones


Home Office Setup For Live Video Podcasting

Lights, Web Camera, Live Streaming Software Action

Basic Green/white/black screen with Lighting Tripods:

Diva Ring Light Tripod

White Board Sticky Paper – I’m addicted to using this

Pro HD Webcam

Pro Level Microphone for live video recording in my home studio 

Standing Desk – Programmable to different heights and motorized:



Entrepreneur Software and Social Media Tools:

Online Training:

Best Online Course Software I’ve Ever used


As an entrepreneur nothing I hate more than accounting and invoicing but Freshbooks makes it

easier than all the other tools I tried!


My spelling sucks it saves me when I have to edit something without time for others to view!

Social Media:

Scheduling Social Media Posts

Social Listening & Competitive Intelligence

Engaging and listening on multiple Twitter accounts

Live Streaming Software for Facebook Live & Periscope Not Using Phone

Pro level, Pricey, Tons of Features but I use it for all live streaming I do from home.

when multicasting on the road.

 iPad Pro managed, easy to use with subscription-based pricing – what I use

Open source, many of the wirecast features but more steps and bugs to deal with


Additional Resources, Equipment And Gear


To leverage new live-streaming apps Periscope, FireTalk, Facebook Live YouTube and more, gear isn’t a requirement and as you can read here.  All you really need is an iPhone and iPhone headset is all you need to leverage the live streaming apps available today.  When working with brands I try hard to not only leverage the technology but to go above and beyond to provide quality audio and video but don’t get confused my goal isn’t perfection or to compete with a professional video production rather it’s to keep the mobile aspect while increasing the quality and experience for my live viewers.

You can watch a video I recorded on periscope going over this gear as I was packing up for a recent brand sponsored live stream event here.  I’m always open to testing out new gear and I don’t believe I have the perfect setup yet, but I’m starting to test and tweak more which makes me a happy geek.  Want me to test out your gear?  Send me an email to

Full disclosure: I’m an Apple Fanboy (“i” in iSocialFanz is for Apple) but also love the features and benefits of Android devices.  For me, you don’t have to hate one product to prove you love another.  Therefore you’ll see below a couple of options as I’ve found different use cases for different types of tripods or lenses depending on the project.

You can also checkout more of my #ThinkLikeAFan Live Streaming Work here.